Jorge Albor is a writer from the San Francisco Bay Area. His academic background includes international politics and social impact games. In addition to his work on PopMatters, he writes and creates podcasts about video games at http://www.experiencepoints.net/.
Warp | 12 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM
Warp reconstructs the science-experiment-gone-wrong story into a mind-bending puzzler that revels in destructive play.
'The Darkness II' Is Easily the Most Wordy Shooter on the Market | 23 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
Like its predecessor, flaws mar The Darkness II’s otherwise impressive and interesting potential.
Professor Layton and the Last Specter | 5 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM
Although the weakest entry in the franchise, The Last Specter still transports players to a charming, self-consistent, and beautiful world that exists as an ode to riddles.
Crimson Alliance | 21 Nov 2011 // 4:00 PM
Crimson Alliance delivers so many genre platitudes that it begins to feel like a poorly delivered joke.
Magic The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012: Ascend into Darkness | 4 Oct 2011 // 5:00 PM
Both 2012 and its recent Ascend into Darkness DLC improve on their predecessor’s first attempt at porting Magic to the console market, providing a satisfying taste of the card game’s rich delight and leaving a deep hunger for the real thing.
'Metal Gear Solid V': The Phantom Pain and the Best Tutorial Ever Made | 17 Sep 2015 // 3:00 AM
Metal Gear Solid V's tutorial is like a parent tossing a child into the deep end of a pool, but not before subtly putting on those arm floaties. You’re drowning here, but not really.
Feeling Alone in 'Everbody's Gone to the Rapture' | 27 Aug 2015 // 2:55 AM
I watch and I listen and I am helpless to provide solace to these people.
Joining 'The Flock' | 13 Aug 2015 // 3:44 AM
The Flock is this back-and-forth effort by a group of people to become the light bearer. While you hold the light, those you shine it on must freeze or die.
Perspectives on Death in 'Game of Thrones - A Nest of Vipers' | 30 Jul 2015 // 2:23 AM
How do you decide who lives and who dies?
Gotham City Burning | 16 Jul 2015 // 5:58 AM
Gotham is burning in Batman: Arkham Knight, but what kindles its fires? In daylight, would we find that missing sense of place missing from the empty roads and sidewalks?