Halo Wars 2 was not my favorite game in the Halo canon, but as a huge fan of the original Halo Wars, and as someone who greatly appreciated the incredible work done by Blur Studios, I still found it an enjoyable enough experience. While the gameplay was fairly polished, my largest complaints were due to… Continue reading Awakening The Nightmare: Return of the Spooky Flesh Monsters
Allow me to begin this article with a hypothetical scenario: you walk out of your house on a typical tuesday morning. As you round the corner on your way to work, you see an elderly woman crossing the street. Now you have a choice, you can either help her across the street, where she will… Continue reading On Binary Moral Choice
I’ve made another video essay and uploaded it to Youtube! Audio is a bit quiet, my apologies. The music is from royalty free from Kevin MacLeod, big thanks to him! Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Super Mario Sunshine: A Game Analysis Released in 2002, Super Mario Sunshine is the critically acclaimed and commercially successful follow up to Super Mario 64, the game that revolutionized 3D platforming and further cemented Nintendo’s position as a market leader in the game’s industry. Being widely beloved by Gamecube owners, and the third best selling… Continue reading Game Analysis Essay: Super Mario Sunshine
When playing a videogame with a linear progression, most players go through the content a single time, gradually coming to grips with the mechanics and strategies via natural experimentation and play. Over time, players learn more about a game’s systems and quirks and become able to apply that knowledge to their play, eventually garnering the… Continue reading Essay: Video Game Speedrunning As a Unique Form of Play
Just a little project I made for a game design course. Hope people like it! The music is “Plain Loafer” by Kevin MacLeod
Halo Wars 2 is a game that plays it safe, and in doing so, drastically limits its own potential as an extension of the universe. While Creative Assembly and 343 Industries manage to deliver on the expectations of a Halo Wars sequel, the overall package fails to capture the spirit of the original. The original… Continue reading Halo Wars 2: Everything Old is Different Now
Video games are a famously peaceful, lighthearted medium, free from the violent urges of less cultured products. But you may not have realized, there are many Video Game Protagonists that actually kill people. For your enlightenment, I have compiled this list, in no particular order, to expose the dark secrets of various beloved icons. Nathan Drake… Continue reading Ten Video Game Protagonists that Kill People.