Since the moment Gamertroll 'booted' Valiant Hearts up from the system dashboard he was engrossed. The need to see what would become of the story's protagonists seized Gamertroll by the psyche early on and wouldn't let go, despite the wealth of other quality big-budget games sitting in a pile ready to go. The constant call of Halo: The Masterchief collection went ignored, Farcry 4 and Sunset Overdrive also have been sidelined whilst Valiant Hearts sucked up their electricity.
Ubisoft Montpellier's Valiant Hearts is a stunning achievement, The art direction is faultless, think of the video game equivalent of Raymond Briggs's famous graphic novel 'When the Wind Blows' and you'll be in the same ball park.
*Footnote - At time of press Valiant Hearts is available for download on sale for as little as 5.99GBP - That's half the price of the abysmally disappointing 'Never Alone'. Do yourself a favour...