How do you streamline a gaming sequel? What do you leave in process of production of a game, what will you change to appeal to audience that do not know you without alienating your core audience? If you make that crucial decision and streamline your game, one of the first and vital things you should... Continue Reading →
Villains, antagonists or simply put bad guys are important elements of every literary or cinematic work. They are what makes any story nuanced and they push our protagonist forward. Antagonists are such a vital part of every fiction, but to write and portray a compelling villain might be more difficult than for the protagonist. If... Continue Reading →
All Quantic Dream productions are ambitious and of high quality. But there are also many other video games that are ambitious and of high quality. So, what makes Fahrenheit, Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human better? The answer lies in these two words: interactive storytelling!
Upon playing Dragon Age: Origins for the purpose of the review, I realized a grim future in front of me, that I'll have to play Dragon Age 2 and Dragon Age: Inquisition. That is always the problem with the Dragon Age franchise: Should I play it as a franchise from the very beginning with Origins till the end with Inquisition or just end it with Origins and don't look back?
Waiting for the Playstation 5 (PS5) is getting more and more impatient: rumours are spreading, but so are the facts. We've gathered everything that's known about the new Sony console here. Right away: It is confirmed that the console will not be launched on the market in 2019.
M. Night Shyamalan's The Village (2004) has become a classic, a classic of American cinema. It's one of these rare films which get better and better over time. The film is not only a masterpiece of the old film school in terms of atmopshere, style and characters, but also thematizes timeless, especially American themes.
It is desire that leads to suffering, because it can never be completely satisfied. In times of forced consumption within the framework of liberal capitalist values such as competition, rivalry and ambition, an alternative attitude must be devised. People who are addicted to desire must find their way back to dignity, to a proud life of healthy humility. The thoughts of the film director Sokurov and the philosophers Schopenhauer and Voltaire are particularly helpful here.
There are many unsuccessful attempts at launching a video game franchise. Bioware's attempt at launching two franchises fortunately ended with success, one being the Mass Effect franchise and the other one being the Dragon Age franchise. Back in 2007 Bioware released their new RPG with a mixture of third person shooter and a bit of open world exploration game, combination that on all levels could have been a failure.
Well folks it's time, time to do a full-on review of one of the greatest story-driven game developer studios of all time and their most unfortunate fall. Their video games are considered as classics and quite possibly best in the genre. The game developer studio we are talking about is of course Bioware, a Canadian... Continue Reading →