• "My men look at me like I'm crazy, but it is my responsibility to safeguard this ship and its crew. [...] I will not abandon my post or my charge..."
    Ladies I have Loved

    Ladies I have Loved: Melanie Bronson

    System Shock 2 is a game that I speak of frequently; I seriously love this game. It has many great female characters that each have their own lives, motivations and relationships. I found them to be interesting and highly varied, which is sadly unusual in video games, where there is often only one female character,…

  • Listening to an audio log in Dead Space.
    Critique

    About the Use of Audio Logs in Video Games

    I personally like audio logs as a storytelling medium. You can stay in the action while you listen to it, rather than having to pause the game and read text. Audio logs also don’t take control away from the player, like a cutscene does. And they are cheaper to produce than fancy cutscenes with animations,…

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    Ladies I have Loved

    Ladies I have loved: Junon

    So I was reacquainted with my favorite game of all time recently, Dragon Force for the Sega Saturn. It’s an interesting take on the RTS genre. Players can choose from 1 of 8 kingdoms to start their journey of recruiting the eight members of the Dragon Force needed to stop the evil god Madruk from…

  • Luger in action.
    Ladies I have Loved

    Ladies I have Loved: Luger

    Appreciating the Women in Games Killzone is a 2004 game developed by Guerrilla Games. As a whole, the plot is fairly predictable and the villain is extremely campy. However, the character interactions are well crafted and hilarious. One of my favourite quotes is from this game. The player picks up new playable characters as they…