Character Select Articles


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Character Select: The Long and Winding Road – The Immortals of Lost Odyssey

If you could live for 1,000 years, what would you do? It’s a very simple question, one that people can possibly give in their sleep if they wanted too. Why…

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Character Select: A Measure of Life and Death – Vivi

We often go on a journey of excitement with larger-than-life characters in video games. The simple fantasy of defeating a great evil, overcoming death-defying odds, enjoying the self-fulfillment of our…

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Character Select: Biblical Themes in Mass Effect Part 4: Commander Shepard and Revelation

And when he opened the seventh seal, there followed a silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. And I saw the seven angels that stand before God;…

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Character Select: Biblical Themes in Mass Effect Part 3: Legion the Messiah

When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him…

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Character Select: Biblical Themes in Mass Effect Part 2: The Übermensch and Mordin

God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the…

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Character Select: Biblical Themes in Mass Effect Part 1: Redemption with Garrus

The Mass Effect trilogy has constantly been argued by me as one of the most important game franchises in the past decade. Its strengths as a cinematic role-playing experience, buoyed…

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Character Select: Mirrored Foil – Frog and Magus

Chrono Trigger is perhaps the end-all and be-all of RPGs. Created by the “dream team” of Hironobu Sakaguchi, Yuji Horii andAkira Toriyama, with collaborations from various greats like Masato Kato, Kazuhiko…

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Character Select: The Fate of Freedom – Joseph Seed

There is a lot of chatter surrounding Far Cry 5 this week. The strong review scores have been followed by a smattering of critique over its flaws, criticisms of the…

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Character Select – True Neutrality, Kreia

It is established that many RPGs today tend to follow a system of “choice” that can lead to a more definitive role-playing experience. Whether we see the likes of Dragon…

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Character Select: Justifying the Means – Anders

When one thinks of the current events that plague us today, it is hard not to get political. The world over has seen divisive rhetoric regarding politics, identity, religion, and…