Eric Swain
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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 .

Reviews // 65 Articles
Blogs // 84 Articles
//Reviews

Life Is Strange, Episode 2: Out of Time | 5 May 2015 // 3:02 AM

Life Is Strange is a frustrating little game. I hope it gets over its terrible twos.

Game of Thrones, Episode 3: The Sword in the Darkness | 4 May 2015 // 1:05 AM

The Sword in the Darkness continues the thread of mischief management associated with the Game of Thrones and does so with real panache.

//Blogs

Challenge and Abstract Narrative in Adventure Games | 12 May 2015 // 2:00 AM

Should adventure games sacrifice story and devote themselves to challenge?

Adventure Games As Theater and 'the Charnel House Trilogy' | 5 May 2015 // 6:00 AM

The Charnel House Trilogy casts the player as an actor in a performance where the script is uncovered as performed. In doing so, it's throwing off an older design paradigm and creating a better work for it.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

// Sound Affects

"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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