Kris Ligman is an independent media blogger and a current master's student of critical studies at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. Her blog, Dire Critic, offers a daily assortment of links to articles on video games, animation, film, science and technology. Her favorite color is orange.
'White Knight Chronicles II' Is a Waste in Almost Every Sense of the Word | 25 Oct 2011 // 4:00 PM
There is not a single original idea in White Knight Chronicles II, and of the stolen ones, few are anything to aspire to.
Dragon Age II: Legacy | 22 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM
For a story pitched as casting a shadow on the Hawke family line, the actual revelation doesn't really tarnish anyone's reputation.
'Rogues in Space': A Post-Mortem | 17 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM
Kris ran a tabletop campaign! Let's talk about it.
Space and System in Culver City: A Visit to IndieCade | 10 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM
Beset by sculptures of alien invaders and rampaging teenage zombies, IndieCade manages to be a place of community all but forgotten in mainstream electronic gaming.