August 27, 2015 7:30 PM | Joel Couture
No matter how awful things get or what horror you find yourself looking at while playing Fran Bow, it's hard not to be charmed by its main character. Fran's politeness and innocent cheer infuses her every action despite a life spent wandering dark landscapes filled with shadowy creatures sowing misery. She often manages to find something to be happy about no matter how terrible things get, smiling while combing the hair of frightening spirits or helping a skeletal man repair his flying machine. Still, she's not just a cheerful child facing horrors with an unbelievably unshakable courage - she's a frightened child coping with what she sees as best she can. Knowing just how scared she is, yet seeing how she still reacts to things, makes your time with Fran feel special despite all of the gory, sickening truths the game has in store for you.