Tag Archives: video games

Science in Mass Effect: Andromeda

I’m still not done with Mass Effect: Andromeda–I’m about halfway through the game. It might take me some time to get through it, but in the meantime, I wanted to talk about the impression I’ve had of the game so … Continue reading

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Mid-Game Impressions for Mass Effect: Andromeda

Genre: Sci-fi RPG Synopsis: An intergalactic coalition from the Milky Way sets out to colonize a new galaxy. After 600 years travel, with the passengers cryogenic-ally preserved, you–Ryder (a customizable character)–are among the first woken up. You’re part of the team meant … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Things of Interest, from Sci-fi to Giving Back

Mass Effect: Andromeda – This game is coming out tomorrow, and I’m super excited. Hopefully, I’ll get a playthrough done in time to post about it next week. I’ve managed to remain surprisingly unspoiled so far–all I know is, it’s … Continue reading

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Tales from the Borderlands: A Corporate Lackey and a Con Artist Go Treasure Hunting

  Genre: Interactive adventure/sci-fi Synopsis: Rhys is trying to make his way up the corporate ladder in Hyperion, which is hard when his boss has it out for him. But if he intercepts a vault key–which can open up a … Continue reading

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Mass Effect, and Launching an Immersive RPG Trilogy

(video) Genre: Sci-fi RPG Synopsis: The player character is Commander Shepard, a member of humanity’s Alliance military. Shepard becomes embroiled in humanity’s desire to join the upper ranks of the intergalactic community, along with species that have held the highest … Continue reading

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Unrest: The Violent Turmoil of a City Struck by Famine, Strained by Social Tensions and Rage, in an Indian Inspired Fantasy Setting

Genre: Fantasy RPG (minus the combat focus) Synopsis: In a fantasy inspired by ancient India, five people have to make their way and shape the world around them during a period of social unrest: a princess ingrained in the surrounding politics, … Continue reading

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Neverwinter Nights 2: Fun Adventure with Technical Frustrations

Genre: Fantasy RPG Synopsis: The player character has grown up in a small village, raised by his/her foster father after some terrible event long ago killed his/her mother. But one otherwise peaceful day, the past comes back to haunt the … Continue reading

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The Wolf Among Us: Powerful Characterization, Immersive World

Genre: Interactive mystery/adventure/urban fantasy Synopsis: All the characters we’ve heard of in fairy tales are real, but they’ve long since fled their homelands to find refuge in our world. Referring to themselves as Fables, Snow White, Bluebeard, and the Little … Continue reading

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Dragon Age’s Cole: Human or Spirit?

This post will probably reveal a lot about my notions of morality and making decisions for other people, through the lens of a choice given to players in Dragon Age: Inquisition. I’ve already brought up my love of the characters … Continue reading

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Broken Age: A Different Take on the Hero/Victim Dichotomy

Genre: Point-and-click adventure/sci-fi Synopsis: Vella is chosen for the honor of the Maiden’s Feast, a ceremony vital to the safety of the village. But something feels wrong, and Vella finds herself wondering if the way they’d all been taught to … Continue reading

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