Tethered between hope and despair: Mama’s secret battle in Death Stranding

Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers for Death Stranding. From a narrative game designer’s perspective, and for anyone who decided to give it an honest shot and not write it off as a walking simulator, the intricate tapestry of Death Stranding stands as a masterclass in storytelling. Among its many threads and the masterful mind of […]

Chronos Before the Ashes: Contemplating mortality and the relentless march of time

Video games, as a medium, offer storytellers a unique avenue to not only narrate a tale but to have the player live it. Chronos Before the Ashes is no different. Beyond its captivating graphics and enticing mechanics, it weaves a tale that makes players question their own mortality, the choices they make, and the inexorable […]

Power Play: Embracing life’s challenges through escapism

In our fast-paced and often overwhelming world, it’s no surprise that many people turn to gaming as a means of escape. Video games provide a unique opportunity to step into virtual worlds, leaving behind the challenges and pressures of our daily lives. This form of escapism offers a temporary respite, allowing us to explore new […]

Dot Hack Sign: How to properly write a character with a traumatic past

Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers for .hack//SIGN. Disclaimer: The following article delves into the sensitive topic of abuse and its effects on relationships, specifically within the context of the anime series .hack//SIGN. It is essential to approach such subjects with care and sensitivity when creating content for a diverse audience. Due to Tsukasa’s dual […]

Sora’s Journey: Embracing Light in a World of Darkness

In the vast realm of video games, there are few characters as beloved as Sora, the main protagonist of the iconic Kingdom Hearts series. Throughout his journey, Sora encounters numerous trials, losses, and betrayals that test his resolve and challenge his very nature. This article delves into the duality of light and darkness within Sora’s […]