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As Games Get More Systemic, Composing Music For Them Is Getting Harder

How branching narratives run counter to the ways linear narratives are scored.
Ricardo Contreras
3 days ago
Games Opinion

Either I'm a Strategic Genius, or 'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Is Too Easy

Without trying, my precious students have turned into war machines, turning combat into an elaborate and optional mini-game.
Patrick Klepek
4 days ago
Games Podcasts

'The Outer Worlds' and Having Politics vs. Just Referencing Politics

This is especially problematic when you're trying to analyze a game at a limited preview event put on by the game's publisher!
Ricardo Contreras
8.6.19
Games Podcasts

'Fire Emblem' Can't Decide How We Should Learn to Play It

How willing should players be to dig through menus to get the information they need to play the game?
Ricardo Contreras
7.31.19
Games Podcasts

'Evangelion' Ruins One of Its Best Plot Beats With Sexist Tropes

Doesn't matter how wild the twist is if you tie it to bad characterization.
Ricardo Contreras
7.25.19
Games Podcasts

With Its Final Splatfest, 'Splatoon 2' Made Us Question the Nature of Its Universe

One final fight to determine the fate of Inkopolis.
Ricardo Contreras
7.19.19
Games Podcasts

'Evangelion' Asks Big Questions, But Doesn't Always Earn Its Answers

'Evangelion' is at its messiest when its plot and themes collide.
Ricardo Contreras
7.18.19
Games Podcasts

The Latest Fire Emblem Doubles Down on Relationships (And It Rules)

'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' focuses on the best part of the Fire Emblem formula: its character growth.
Ricardo Contreras
7.16.19
Games Podcasts

'Evangelion' Presents: Gendo Ikari, Anime's Worst Dad

Maybe you've known that for years, but he's so bad that it still had to be said.
Ricardo Contreras
7.12.19
Games Podcasts

‘Evangelion’ Won't Stop Leering as It Explores Its Characters’ Sexuality

'Evangelion' wallows in complicity with its toxic gender dynamics, and expects the audience to come along for the ride.
Ricardo Contreras
7.4.19
Games Podcasts

More Sports Games Should Have Story Modes

Between F1 2019's career mode and Madden's Longshot, we're craving more authored stories in sports.
Ricardo Contreras
7.2.19
Games Podcasts

What Video Games Would Look Like Without E3

We answer your E3 questions, like "how was the vibe on the floor?" and "did the gamers win?"
Ricardo Contreras
6.21.19
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