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November 20, 2018

Dungeons and Dragons: Insight and Gratitude

"Okay, let’s set up the scene. You run across the group of bandits.” The dungeon master looks at all of us. “In fact it’s the same bandits that jumped you at the beginning of the session and killed those commoners. They’re all...

August 17, 2018

Monster Hunter: World (MH:W), released this past January, exists as the sixth installation of the Monster Hunter series. What exactly is this game about? Hunting monsters. What kind of monsters, you might ask? Big ones, small ones, blue ones, red ones. These monsters d...

August 3, 2018

“Open World” is a term that publishers and game creators have been pushing recently, next to other tags like “Crafting” and “Survival” (where “crafting” is the game mechanic focusing on creating various items, and often coincides with “survival” where a player’s main o...

July 27, 2018

So, you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? You want to head to the Pokémon League and kick the Elite Four’s butts? Maybe you even want to try your hand at competitive battling with other players online. In that case, who’s on your team? Maybe you have some...

July 20, 2018

Over the three decades that video games have been a mainstream medium, the representation of female characters has been wildly divisive. This discussion reached a peak at the start of the 2010s when female-led video games were a scarcity among the announced titles ever...

May 14, 2018

 

Every day I see articles about recent mass shootings and how my government is passing another bill that’s going to screw me over, interlaced with videos of frolicking puppies and Disney song mashups. It can be maddening, and recently I have had an increasing need to b...

May 11, 2018

First released in Japan and then in North America a year later, Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, or 999 for short, is a point-and-click, escape-the-room-esque visual novel game available originally on the Nintendo DS and now on PC, PS4, and PSVita. (Check out the ...

May 1, 2018

Child of Light is a beautiful culmination of eloquent storytelling, magnificent scenery, and a gorgeous soundtrack. Released in April of 2014, Ubisoft’s fairytale-like RPG video game utilizes charming character design, enjoyable exploration, puzzle solving, and a craft...

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