Eric Swain is a self-educated game critic. One day he had the crazy idea that video games could be put under the microscope with the same amount of respect and thought that books and movies are only to discover he was not the first person to think of this. He set out to learn all he could and hopefully add to the growing field of game criticism. He has no idea how far he’s come or if he’s moved forward much at all. He graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in English. You can read more of his work at http://www.thegamecritique.com .
Friday, February 13 2015
Players of the Dreamfall Chapters may find that more than a little research is necessary to enjoy the game's finer points.
Friday, February 6 2015
While it's definitely a bit more difficult than I was expecting, the difficulty of Satellina is fair when the game is behaving itself.
Monday, January 26 2015
In Telltale's version of Game of Thrones, you play the parts of people who themselves are playing parts. Each one is not playing the game of thrones, they are pieces in the games of others.
Monday, January 12 2015
Things are funnier when they go terribly wrong.
Tuesday, December 9 2014
Unrest is The Wire, but set in an ancient, mythical India.
Tuesday, February 10 2015
The Banner Saga is interested in expressing the character of the world itself through its game related lore.
Tuesday, February 3 2015
80 Days reminds the player that not all worlds are truly open, and that limitations are necessary for there to be true enjoyment.
Tuesday, January 20 2015
Tuesday, December 16 2014
The first season of Telltale's The Walking Dead earned widespread critical praise, mainstream public appreciation, and a bevy of game of the year awards in 2012. Two years later, The Walking Dead Season Two has received a somewhat more muted reception.
Wednesday, December 10 2014
Here are five of the best mobile games of this year, games that defy the stereotype of iOS and Android games being no more than simple time wasters.