Nick Dinicola

Nick Dinicola made it through college with a degree in English, and now applies all his critical thinking skills to video games instead of literature. He reviews games and writes a weekly post for the Moving Pixels blog at PopMatters, and can be heard on the weekly Moving Pixels podcast. More of his reviews, previews, and general thoughts on gaming can be found at www.gamehounds.net.

Columns // 36 Articles
Reviews // 135 Articles
Blogs // 356 Articles
//Columns

What Defines an "Old School" JRPG? | 27 Jul 2016 // 10:00 PM

There’s a common assumption that a story starring kids is also for kids, and that a kid’s story is inherently less complex, less nuanced, and simply lesser in quality.

'The Swords' Is a Short Game With a Simple Title That Hides a Wealth of Beauty | 23 May 2016 // 9:44 PM

Our drawing moves in circles and spirals, around us and our enemy, then swings from side to side quickly, as if dancing a jig.

//Reviews

'Lost Sea' Wants to Be a Casual Roguelike | 26 Jul 2016 // 3:00 AM

Lost Sea is a fun low-impact experience until it remembers that it's a roguelike and rains down swift unmerciful death.

Sticking It to the Man with 'SteamWorld Heist' | 28 Jun 2016 // 3:00 AM

SteamWorld Heist is a game of little things that elevate simplicity into something blissful.

//Blogs

The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers' | 26 Aug 2016 // 3:16 AM

Door Kickers is not a multiplayer game, but for a while there, I couldn’t tell the difference.

'DarkMaus' Creates a Community of One | 19 Aug 2016 // 3:32 AM

DarkMaus mimics the feel of an online community while being an entirely offline game.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers'

// Moving Pixels

"Door Kickers is not a multiplayer game, but for a while there, I couldn’t tell the difference.

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