Articles tagged nier

Cyclical Stories in Video Games

Many games are meant to be replayed, dangling the carrot of a “new game+” to entice us, but few acknowledge this repetition in their stories, even when it would make perfect sense.

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The Many Genres of ‘Nier’

For the most part, Nier's genre-bending is just weird for the sake of weird. But when it works, it works surprisingly well.

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In Motion: On the Emptiness of Progress

// Moving Pixels

"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".

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