Far Cry 3: Jason Brody and Bad Open World Narratives

By the end of Far Cry 2, I had given up hope. There comes a point where you are paid to kill all of the newly appointed leaders of the two warring factions. These are men who you have had working relationships and for better or for worse gotten used … [Continue reading]

The Last Express: Review

The Last Express is the most immersive game I have ever played. Jordan Mechner's ambitious adventure game takes place on the famous Oriental Express right before the beginning of World War 1. You play Robert Cath, an American on the run from both the … [Continue reading]

The Talos Principle: Robots in the Garden of Eden

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"In the beginning were the Words and the Words made the world. I am the Words and the Word are Everything" Elohim bellows as you try to navigate beyond the reaches of the computer simulation. No more code, no more space. You are an A.I. trying to … [Continue reading]

80 Days: Once a Ghost, Always a Ghost

"For two weeks in July I will be on vacation, so there will be no class," I tell my students. They smile and nod with understanding, most of them either recently returned from their own summer vacations or about to embark on their own. "Where are you … [Continue reading]

Danganronpa, Trigger Happy Havoc: Sakura and Chihiro

Danganronpa pulls from the same well as The Hunger Games - Battle Royale by Koshun Takami - by forcing a group of teenagers to kill each other. Unlike Battle Royale, the forced killing in Danganronpa isn't an allegory for something else. In Battle … [Continue reading]