Choosing The Illusion of Choice

Choice and consequence have become some of my favorite game mechanics recently. Something resonates within me about the idea of influencing the story. I think this is why I love Telltale Games. My introduction to the genre was with Telltale Games’ Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People. Because of my frugalness and refusal to buy […]

Why Life Is Strange Made Me Cry

It should go without saying that this article is going to be filled with spoilers for Square Enix’s Life is Strange game series. And, before you read more and find out my reasoning, I will also mention that there are spoilers for Legend of Korra and the Kingdom Hearts series. If you have finished most of or any of these series, […]

Satisfying Game Endings

The ending of a story often becomes the ‘make it or break it’ moment of any experience. Unfortunately. Players (or readers or viewers) can go through an epic journey filled with amazing situations and scenarios that tug at heartstrings or resonate with everything in their being… and then dismiss all of their experience because of […]

Why A Horror-Hating Coward is Tempted To Play Until Dawn

Let’s start with two disclaimers. First: Although this article focuses on Supermassive Games’ survival horror game, Until Dawn, I haven’t played a second of it. Second: “The Horror-Hating Coward” mentioned in the article’s title? Yeah, that’s me. I squeeze my eyes shut and cover my ears during horror movie trailers. I couldn’t sleep for about a […]