The lead writer of Borderlands 2 explains why he loves Papers, Please
Anthony Burch was the lead writer on Borderlands 2, he creates all sorts of funny videos online, and his "review" of Papers, Please summed up basically everything I love about the game. It's hard to work up your own post about a game when someone you respect so much basically nails everything you want to see.
We talk about games asking us to make moral choices, but those choices are usually so black and white, and tied so neatly into a simple morality system that exists with "bad" at one end and "good" at the other, but Papers, Please puts us in situations where you have to actually sit and think about what to do, knowing that the health of your own family depends on your actions.
Papers, Please is out now, and you should play the hell out of it, because it's amazing.