Games Columns

Games Columns

A Mysterious Cult Isn't Enough for the Repetitive 'Church in the Darkness'

A dynamic story leads to a frustratingly vague and meaningless game.
Cameron Kunzelman
4 days ago
Games Columns

'A Short Hike' Takes a Nice Long Day to Reinvent the Walking Simulator

What happens when we focus on the joy of being rather than angst about meaning.
Cameron Kunzelman
8.9.19
Games Columns

'Hotline Miami' Showed the Futility of Ultra-Violence as Critique

After a decade of games asking what kind of person commits video game violence, returning to Hotline shows that we need new questions.
Cameron Kunzelman
8.2.19
Games Columns

Area 51 Nostalgia Yearns for a Time When Evil Had to Hide

Games, conspiracy culture, and what we glimpse beneath the veil of constructed realities.
Cameron Kunzelman
7.19.19
Games Columns

'Project Winter' Is the Best Game About Betrayal This Year

All of the broken friendships of Mafia or Werewolf, with a dash of snowbound horror.
Cameron Kunzelman
7.8.19
Games Columns

Underwater Video Games Ignore the Perilous State of Our Collapsing Oceans

In games, the ocean is often beautiful, sometimes terrifying, but rarely threatened by environmental catastrophe as our own is.
Cameron Kunzelman
6.27.19
Games Columns

'Mordhau' Is the Most Fun I've Ever Had Dying

If you strike me down, I shall only laugh about it.
Cameron Kunzelman
6.18.19
Games Columns

'Don't Wake the Night' Tackles Morality Better Than Any AAA Game

Inspired by Paraguayan folklore, it's a game about the intersection of community and consequences.
Cameron Kunzelman
6.4.19
Games Columns

Years Later, the Ending of 'Dragon's Dogma' Remains Wonderfully Weird and Subversive

You know that fantasy epic about breaking the cycle of power you were looking for? Well...
Cameron Kunzelman
5.24.19
Games Columns

After 'Avengers: Endgame,' the MCU Has a Chance to Get Riskier

The status quo has been completely upended. What now? Warning: Spoilers ahead.
Cameron Kunzelman
5.10.19
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'Dreams' Is A Powerful Tool to Create Anything and Own Nothing

The new game from the makers of LittleBigPlanet is a perfect fit for the social media era.
Cameron Kunzelman
4.29.19
Games Columns

This City Builder Asks You to Rebuild the World After Climate Devastation

'Lichenia' is an alternative to SimCity that challenges you to experiment in the post-apocalyptic unknown.
Cameron Kunzelman
4.22.19
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