• "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,…