Wide Open Worlds

Words: 4448 Approximate Reading Time: 30-35 minutes As games have gotten bigger and bigger over time, there has been a tendency toward making gigantic open spaces that players can explore. Primarily these kinds of games are Role-Playing Games, though the idea of having these open worlds is definitely not exclusive to the genre. This tendencyContinue reading “Wide Open Worlds”

Reflecting on the Mega Man Series

Words: 4338 Approximate Reading Time: 30-35 minutes I’ve been a longtime fan of the Mega Man games. Some of my earliest gaming memories are of playing Mega Man X and X2. And I similarly enjoy games that play off of the basic mechanics, such as Inti Creates’ Azure Striker Gunvolt. I have my quibbles hereContinue reading “Reflecting on the Mega Man Series”

Talking about Games: Interpretation

Words: 4155 Approximate Reading Time: 30-35 minutes A relatively recent phenomenon has been that people have become more interested in theorycrafting. Broadly speaking, theorycrafting is – as the name implies – building theories to help explain a source material. This practice is in no way new. It’s been going on for thousands of years. ButContinue reading “Talking about Games: Interpretation”