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 .
Tuesday, April 21 2015
Dreamfall Chapters is about power and its abuse.
Monday, April 6 2015
Yeah, the manic murder fantasy playground of Borderlands gets more subtle moments of humanity than the grand tragedy of Telltale's catalog, The Walking Dead.
Friday, March 27 2015
Morningstar plays like a Star Trek episode that forgot to add in a moral message about the nature of humanity at the end.
Monday, March 9 2015
Game of Thrones is giving us something different in the adventure game genre. We are finally engaging with intrigue.
Tuesday, February 24 2015
Max wants to make friends, survive high school, and impress her famous photography teacher to jump start her art career, the kinds of human and relatable stories not often seen in video games.
Tuesday, April 14 2015
In the midst of all this human drama is the narrator, lavishing us with needless exposition.
Tuesday, April 7 2015
Grim Fandango has been called "the greatest adventure game of all time". At one point, that may have been the case.
Tuesday, March 31 2015
With the party game, the real experience is having fun in the company of others, not winning.
Tuesday, March 24 2015
Visuals tend to get a bad rap in video games. However, there are plenty of games in which the visuals are in part the point of the game.
Tuesday, March 17 2015
Indiecast East 2015 offers players a chance to build IKEA furniture, become a chameleon, and to examine their unconscious assumptions.