Having had the privilege (by sheer luck) to play Final Fantasy VII Remake a full week ahead of the actual release date has been a thrill. Though the game itself is highly nostalgic to someone who played the game back in the late 90s, it has been an unexpected nostalgia trip – due to the way both the Internet and online journalism as well as games’ meta levels have shaped gaming since the release of Final Fantasy VII in 1997.
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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.
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One’s psyche can be one of the scariest places we venture, not just during month of Halloween, but in our lives everyday. While I am no professional on the human psyche, I wanted to bring you my personal impression and experience of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. Continue reading “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Review”