People don’t often think morals and video games go together, and sometimes they really don’t. For the majority of games, especially those that tell a story, they actually do. Stories often have greater meanings or a lesson to teach their audiences — otherwise known as morals. Video games are just another medium for storytelling so, […]Read more "Morals, Ethics, and Other Subjective Things"
Arguably one of the best games I’ve ever played, The Walking Dead game makes players think, and on the spot, too. Making snap judgements with no time to weigh all the pros and cons, hoping you’ve done the right thing, or even just not caring is what makes this game so different. In other games, […]Read more "Decisions, Decisions, Decisions"
Goat Simulator is probably one of the dumbest games to ever have been made, however, it truly is a wonderful game. I don’t know if anything in it qualifies as a scene — there are no cut scenes and I’m not sure if any of it can be considered a story — however, there is […]Read more "If Goats Could Scene"
Music is powerful. It can make us cry, laugh, dance, or stop us in our tracks while the beat plays on. In movies, music is used to get the audience to feel something similar to what the character on the screen is feeling. In games, music plays much the same part, but it can also […]Read more "Fight or Cry Trying"
In today’s society, it can be hard to talk about certain things. This is due to the fact that most people nowadays aren’t as racist or sexist as the generations that came before. That being said, there are ways to talk about touchy themes without angering or alienating audiences. If a game writer wants to […]Read more "Themes in Games: What to Avoid"
Humans love categories. We even like to categorize categories! We have sub-categories, and super-categories; we have genre in literature, which is distinct from genre in nonfiction. In video games, we use two types of categories to define the genre of a game: game-play genre and fictional element genre. In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, the genres […]Read more "How to Categorize a Game"
Games with a beautiful and compelling storyline and equally beautiful graphics are my weak spot. That said, I loved playing Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Not only was the game a work of visual art, but the storyline was equally meaningful. When the player first starts the game, they are immersed in a little […]Read more "The Most Uplifting Game Ever: A Review"