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

Columns // 28 Articles
Reviews // 122 Articles
Blogs // 292 Articles

The Deconstruction and Destruction of a Hero | 31 Mar 2015 // 8:30 PM

Shadow of the Colossus begins as a game about a hero rescuing a princess, but by the end, there are no heroes and there are no princesses.

The Assassins' Aristocracy | 17 Feb 2015 // 8:30 PM

Assassin's Creed: Unity highlights the difficulty of influencing social change from the shadows.


Resident Evil: Revelations 2 | 28 Apr 2015 // 1:00 AM

The Revelations spin-off series is officially the crazy younger sibling of the Resident Evil franchise.

'Disorder' Is Disordered All Right | 23 Mar 2015 // 1:00 AM

Disorder doesn't know how to balance its gameplay with its story or its art with its gameplay. It's a game whose individual pieces work well on their own, but when mixed together, they only break what was in the beginning a pretty fun game.


Leaders Shouldn't be Mute | 24 Apr 2015 // 1:00 AM

Silent protagonists will always be awkward in video games, but there’s one easy way to avoid a lot of that awkwardness. Don’t make them a leader.

Action Games Are About Escalation, Not Reduction | 17 Apr 2015 // 2:24 AM

We grow over the course of Battlefield: Hardline, not so much as a character, but as a performer.


The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

// Short Ends and Leader

"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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