Following last week’s discussion of madness in the newest iteration of Alice, it only seemed fitting that we would consider the other “mad release” this summer, Suda51 and Shinji Mikami’s Shadows of the Damned.
Between its juvenile humor and interesting shooting mechanics based on darkness and light lies a strange but compelling critique of classic video game tropes. Our discussion attempts to touch on as much of the madness as we can reasonably (or unreasonably) consider.
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More discussion of Shadows of the Damned and Suda51:
“I would kill the world before it did you harm” by G. Christopher Williams
”Shadows of the Damned: Punk’s Not Dead?” by G. Christopher Williams
“The Meaning of Meaninglessness in No More Heroes” by Aaron Poppleton
“Knowing Across a Distance: Mediation in Killer 7” by Aaron Poppleton
“Is Suda51 the Alfred Hitchcock of Video Games” by G. Christopher Williams
“The Mask of the Deviant: Understanding Our Role in Killer 7” by G. Christopher Williams
“Review: No More Heroes” by L.B. Jeffries
“Review: No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle” by G. Christopher Williams
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