Revealing Humanity in The Last of Us

I played The Last of Us Remastered about 10 months ago. Since then, I've made several unsuccessful attempts to write about what makes The Last of Us a good game or what the game might mean for me. I simply couldn't find an angle that was interesting to write about. I even considered not writing [...]


Rebuilding My Game Boy Advance

I have a vivid memory of the first time I ever played a game on Nintendo's beloved handheld, the Game Boy. I must have been about 10 years old, and I was spending the weekend at my grandmother's house. But I wasn't very close with this particular grandmother, so I was a little scared and [...]

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

When I played Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the first time a few months ago, I was looking for some grand thematic statement about good and evil. That is exactly what I found as I made my way through the castle, though not in the way I had assumed. Mostly devoid of exposition, Symphony [...]