We also love games that don't go the obvious route. Games which take their inspiration from unexpected sources, and pulp them into something new. It's part of what we enjoyed about Hotline Miami - from its graphics to its music, it evokes a time and a place, while being totally its own thing.
Announced last year, Studio MDHR's Cuphead boasts a similarly singular vision - taking, as a starting point, 1930s cartoons by people like Max Fleischer and Disney.
A platform shoot 'em up, which plays like a string of boss encounters, it's the visuals in Cuphead that have really gotten us excited. It's due out soon on the Xbox One and Steam, but for now just look at this hand-drawn gorgeousness and weep with engorged anticipation: