“It is the mark of a good fair-story, of the higher or more compete kind, that… however fantastic or terrible the adventures, it can give to child or man that hears it, when the “’turn’ comes, a catch of breath, a beat and lifting of the heart, near to (or indeed accompanied by) tears, as keen as that given by any form of literary art.”
Because male characters have been historically the default, masculinity as a theme is just now beginning to be explored.
Civilization ignores the systematic nature which any body of sufficiently developed doctrine tends to take on and divorces the development of doctrines from their historical circumstances.
Doom is a perfect translation, preserving everything indispensable from the original and modernizing only as makes sense for the franchise.
Duelyst doesn’t merely borrow elements of chess and cards, Hearthstone and Magic; it blends the best of each and begets something better than them all.
“The idea that the universe has multiple histories may sound like science fiction, but it is now accepted as scientific fact.”
-Steven Hawking, The Universe in a Nutshell
Much like midtown Manhattan in the game’s fiction, The Division is a vibrant and robust play space contaminated throughout by a singular disease.
Oxenfree combines the magic of analogue and the magic of adolescence sublimely, both working in conjunction with one another to unify its theme of juxtaposing past and future.
Held up in some abandoned Soviet mining facility was the enemy, a Templar-esq secret society called Trinity with ties to the Vatican and roots back at least as far as the Crusades. They may not have been as nefarious as the Nazis that other archaeologists frequently faced, but for Lara the conflict was personal: one…
Chaos already dominates enough of our lives. The universe is an endless raging sea of randomness. Our job isn’t to fight it, but to weather it together, on the raft of life. A raft held together by those few, rare, beautiful things that we know to be predictable. -Abed Nadir, Community Episode #304 “Remedial Chaos…