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Category Archives: Fantasy
I’m sorry, Tolkien – I love your work and all, but this is happening. Per the quote above, and the message in the foreword, it’s not incredibly hard to figure that Tolkien was not fond of allegory and especially its application to his work. While the times might indicate that the War of the Ring … Continue reading “Allegory, whether you like it or not” Continue reading
For full effect, please play this. A lot of people have games that they consider integral parts of their childhood. As we have discussed in class, for a lot of people this game was Pokemon. For others, Super Mario Bros or the Zelda series were the cornerstones in their gaming careers. For me, that game was Morrowind. For those who are not … Continue reading “Learning to Play” Continue reading
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. “Don’t get caught up in this damn World of Warcraft arms race,” he told me. “You’ll only lose sight of why you enjoy the game in the first place.” He was referring … Continue reading “Cavafy’s “Ithaca” and The Video Game Arms Race” Continue reading
A lot of my fellow posters have been talking about Braid, which is a fantastic puzzle-platformer that absolutely deserves to be talked about. However, I thought that I should change it up a bit and instead talk about the other game that we’ve played in this class so far: LOTRO, or Lord of the Rings Online. LOTRO … Continue reading “Silumni, Easily Lost” Continue reading
Can you believe it? The semester and the year are nearly over, and while I have plenty to look forward to (the holidays, meeting my dog again, catching up on hundreds of hours of sleep), there is a lot to look forward to in the world of science fiction… Continue reading
The human psyche likes to put things into cleared defined boxes. In a complex world, setting up dichotomies or simple categories is a way in which to process all of life’s different intricacies by grouping them based on similar traits. We often find ourselves subconsciously making or accepting checklists to which we compare things. As […] Continue reading
By Jo Kim When I first heard that Shadow of the Colossus, a game that I enjoyed playing during the PS2 era, was getting a HD makeover, I was excited. On 2011, the game came out for the PS3. Not owning a Playstation 3 for my own, I had to go over to my […] Continue reading
Background: To the Moon is a RPG (Role-Playing Game) produced by the indie company, Freebird Games. It is both their fourth product and their first commercial product. This game was developed using the RPG Maker XP Engine. Game play: Just like most other games created with the RPG Maker XP Engine, […] Continue reading