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by G. Christopher Williams

27 Apr 2015

Action is most often the word that one expects to hear when talking about console games released by big publishers.

Square Enix’s effort to release a game focused on investigation rather than on gunplay resulted in what is generally considered a failure, the ghost detective game Murdered: Soul Suspect. This week we consider what went right and went wrong in the resulting product.

by G. Christopher Williams

16 Mar 2015

The Sims meets nihilism in this life simulator set within a war torn urban center.

This War of Mine is provocative, and this week we discuss the emergent narratives that arise from playing this indie from 11 bit Studios.

by G. Christopher Williams

4 Mar 2015

Shadow of Mordor  features some beautifully designed mechanics, combat, and an innovative and interesting system, the Nemesis system, that approaches the development of your opponents in an innovative way.

It also tells a really stupid story.

by G. Christopher Williams

2 Feb 2015

This week we discuss the much hyped and very pretty 2014 release, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.

This is a puzzle game about storytelling, and we consider whether the sum of the game’s stories is worth more than its parts.

by G. Christopher Williams

19 Jan 2015

As we do each year, we discuss what was for us the standout video games of last year.

We are now a year into the next generation of consoles, but many of our favorites of 2014 remain the smaller, quieter indie titles.

//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2015: 'Dark Echo'

// Moving Pixels

"Dark Echo drops you into a pitch back maze and then renders your core tools of navigation into something quite life threatening.

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