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What I Forgot I Loved About “Mass Effect 2”

This summer I've been playing a few video games, on and off. They're a welcome break from the chaos in the world this year, as well as a diversion when I'm tired from a long week of writing, teaching prep, and chores. One game that is bringing me a lot of joy is Mass Effect… Continue reading What I Forgot I Loved About “Mass Effect 2”

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What Makes “Dragon Age: Origins” Different

Some of you may know that Dragon Age: Origins is my most cherished video game. It is one of the very first games I played as an adult -- back when I was not a gamer -- and it made me fall in love with video games. Especially RPGs, because they had characters to get to… Continue reading What Makes “Dragon Age: Origins” Different

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The Allure of Story-Based Side Quests

Lately I've been playing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and while I'm still in the early stages of the game, it's already reminding me of another massive RPG: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The reason for the comparison is the way these games handle questing in an open-world (or at least partially open-world) environment. Now, I've played a… Continue reading The Allure of Story-Based Side Quests