Narrative Articles


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Bullet Points: The Cinematic Storytelling of Call of Duty

It’s hard to imagine a world without Call of Duty. The massively popular multiplayer, the iconic zombies, the blockbuster campaigns—they’ve all become integral parts of gaming’s annual release schedule. 2018…

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Coverage Club: Dine and Dash

Coverage Club is our weekly series of smaller impressions in the style of full reviews. Games can range from brand new titles hitting Early Access to older hidden gems that never got…

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Way of Rhea – A Charming Sidescrolling Puzzler

While I was at Play NYC, I had the opportunity to try out the charming puzzle game Way of Rhea, also known as Monsters and Sprites, by Anthropic Studios. The…

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Asemblance: Oversight Review – I Still Don’t Get It

In 2016, I got my hands on Asemblance, a short narrative game that, ultimately, felt more like a vehicle for an ARG attached to it. It wasn’t bad, it just…

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Coverage Club: From Cradle to Wave

Welcome to Coverage Club, the regular series where we shift our critical eye towards smaller games that deserve some attention. Each week, our review editors select two titles and provide…

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Manifest 99 Review – Totally Different from a Manifesto

Many genres have benefited by taking advantage of VR, and narrative games have been one of the bigger ones. Sometimes discarded as walking simulators, VR has allowed the genre to…

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Tacoma Review – What Did I Miss?

There’s an age-old question that game theorists have long thought futile to answer: What is a video game? No one agrees on the exact parameters or qualifications, but it’s still…

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Deliriant Review – Deliriously Dull

At some point in your life, most likely in high school, you’ve probably had to read The Yellow Wallpaper. The short story serves as a critique of how women’s healthcare…

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We Are Chicago Review – Can We Be Somewhere Else?

The subject of gang violence has been a thing in video games in the past, albeit usually with you playing either as a gangster trying to win a gang war…

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Waking the Glares to release on Steam March 15th

Italian indie developer Wisefool Studio announces the release date for the first two chapters of Waking the Glares, a story exploration game centered around the themes of symbols and the…