My Top Ten Transformations in Gaming

Transformations are just one of hundreds of game mechanics available in a game developer's tool box but transformations can be one of the most identifiable aspects of a video game as they allow players a memorable change of pace. Over the years, there have been a number of transformations that have stuck out to me … Continue reading My Top Ten Transformations in Gaming

Revisiting Dead Space

I have been wanting to revisit Dead Space for a while now but stopped every time I thought back to it. I wasn't ready for the dread I would feel. Dread of going back to the blood soaked hallways where danger lurks behind every corner and every vent whispers lullabies to me. But it's a … Continue reading Revisiting Dead Space

Revisiting Bioshock Infinite

The best games, to me, are the ones that are able to transport you to another world. A world that you can get lost in for hours and forget about the essay that's due at midnight. Bioshock has always been one of those franchises for me. The first time I played an entry in the … Continue reading Revisiting Bioshock Infinite

Puritan Ideological Parallels in Bioshock Infinite

The Bioshock franchise has always had a special place in my heart. Ever since I first explored the decrepit art deco hallways of Rapture in 2010's Bioshock 2, I have been unable to get enough of the world building that these games incorporate. Ken Levine and the team at Irrational Games originally used ideas from … Continue reading Puritan Ideological Parallels in Bioshock Infinite

Revisiting Halo: Combat Evolved

The original Halo, released in 2001 developed by Bungie Studios and was my first experience with first person shooters. Before Halo, the only games I had the opportunity to play were Nintendo games like Mario Kart and Super Smash Brothers. It quickly became one of my favorite games at the time, even though I had … Continue reading Revisiting Halo: Combat Evolved

How Halo: Combat Evolved Originally Subverted Expectations

I have recently restarted playing through the Halo Master Chief Collection to remember why I enjoy the series so much. I am about halfway through the first game and I realized I needed to talk about what made Halo 1 so special in the first place and no it's not the innovative console shooter controls. … Continue reading How Halo: Combat Evolved Originally Subverted Expectations