More and more video games have used its ability to convey mental illness through interactive storytelling. Recently, I’ve been thinking about the story and how the balance of light and dark is a discussion of negative emotions in relation to positive emotions, and ultimately depression. Continue reading What Kingdom Hearts Taught Me About Depression
Transhumanism, androids, electric sheep… I’ve always had a fascination with life beyond (Two Sou… Ok, I’ll see myself out!) our limited existence in meatspace. Last night, a regular evening playing a game turned into a collision course with androids, consoles and fourth-wall breaking shenanigans.
I still remember how back when Heavy Rain came out, it was nothing like anything I had ever seen or played before and it left a really huge impression on me. It had its flaws, but it made me realize how much I genuinely enjoyed story-driven games and since then, we’ve gotten so many amazing iterations on the genre such as the TellTale Games games, Life is Strange series and Until Dawn, and I unashamedly love all of these to bits. Continue reading “Detroit: Become Human Wants You to Fail”
After the mostly dubious films we’ve been getting from the DC universe, I went into Aquaman with nearly no expectations, which resulted in me perhaps having the best experience I’ve had with these films so far. Continue reading “The Pure Fun of Aquaman”
First Man finally hit theaters in my neck of the woods, so I jumped at the chance to see it in all its IMAX glory.
I was not disappointed. Continue reading “First Man and the Power of Story-driven Cinematography”