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Sep
26

Papers, Please: a critical view at border policies through a dystopian lens

I have come across no game that captures the spirit of immigration on the ground-level like Papers, Please does. While stamping entry visas on passports

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Aug
28

As Dusk Falls Review – a gripping family/crime drama

Translating the choose-your-own-adventure format into a game has been a fascinating idea fraught with the risk of turning real choice into an illusion. Branching dialogue

 27,894 total views,  47 views today

Aug
27

Syberia: The World Before Review – You Can Never Go Home Again

Some games have an uncanny ability to transport me to a different time. Not because they’re always brilliantly authored and have revolutionary game design, but

 25,784 total views,  32 views today

Jul
02

Outlast (2013): Story Summary

This post is quite different from the ones I’ve written so far. Originally a story recap I penned down in a rush in the middle

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Jul
02

Disco Elysium Analysis: Politics, Free Will and a Haunting Past

Video games have been historically written off when it comes to the quality of writing. Sure, having an interesting idea is one thing, but how

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Apr
14

God of War (2018) Story Analysis

Originally, this was going to be another review. I scrapped the whole piece seconds after I finished reading this. While I don’t agree with many

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Mar
31

Martha is Dead Story Analysis

Despite my vocal objections to the overall gaming experience that is Martha is Dead, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it for the

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Dec
31

What Open-World Games Can Learn From Horizon: Zero Dawn’s Collectibles

Despite its gorgeous world, creative monster designs, and an epic sci-fi tale, what I’ll remember Zero Dawn most for is its side-story of a recovering

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