I'm so happy someone acknowledged Sonic Rush. It's the last Sonic game I properly enjoyed.
2016 | Thekla, Inc. | Various | Puzzle
10 Points: @madeofghosts
Any puzzle game where I have to draw little diagrams for myself is 100% my cup-a-soup, please understand that first of all. Playing this game I found myself having to draw diagrams IN FOUR DIFFERENT COLOURS because it is just that kind of next level shit. The hands-off teaching approach is quietly brilliant and of the 600+ puzzles there are about 10-15 that are so extraordinary they genuinely made me get up off my seat and gesticulate wildly at the screen. It doesn't seem possible that this game was made by humans.
Ahhhh this has been on my Must Play list for so long just based on its gorgeous aesthetic and hearing @madeofghosts say they had to break out a notebook to solve some puzzles is giving me Ni no Kuni teas so consider it very much bumped up the list.