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Impressions: Persona 5

“Take your heart!” The Persona series of games is well known in in gaming circles as an incredibly popular Japanese Roleplaying Game. Being hailed by some as the greatest JRPG of all time is what drew my attention to Persona 5. I have a love-hate relationship with Japanese Roleplaying Games. When they are good, they

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Games We Grew Up With: Crash Team Racing

For some people their first racing game was Gran Turismo or Mario Cart, but for me my first racing game was Crash Team Racing. In fact this was my first Crash Bandicoot game. I had played the original crash bandicoot at a friend’s house, but had never got further than the second level. Crash Team

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‘Show, Don’t Tell’ in From Software Games

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ‘Show, don’t tell’ is a staple of advice given to everyone who tries to tell a story. The purpose behind this advice is to avoid excessive exposition; the temptation of every storyteller who wants to let the reader know

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Games We Grew Up With: Spider-Man

‘Greetings true believers and newcomers alike…’ Spider-Man on the original Playstation was one of the first games where I ever played as a super hero, and also one of the first games that gave me nightmares. The game starts with a splash screen where you can pick the difficulty. My brothers spent too many minutes

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Impressions: Alien Isolation

‘In space no one can hear you scream.’ Ripley has the motion detector in hand, watching the little blinking light get closer. Her heart is pounding in fear. She has to get away. There is nothing she can do to stop the monster that hunts her. She can only escape. It could be an Alien

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Mental Health in Video Games: Persona 5

This article contains significant plot spoilers for Persona 5 Persona 5 is a game that I have quite a bit to say about. In the pipeline I am planning on publishing articles giving my impressions on the game as well as a deep dives into how they explore concepts of identity. I have not yet completed

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Games We Grew Up With: Tekken 3

‘HIAH!’ – Paul, Tekken 3 I remember the first time I played the original Sony Playstation. It was a Christmas, and my parents had bought the Playstation for my uncle. The Playstation came with a demo disc, which had demos for several games, including a strange physics game where you play as a rubber ball,

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Dark Souls: Video Game Literary Classics 101

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‘If only I could be so grossly incandescent…’ You sit in a cell in the Undead Asylum. You cannot die, but you can be left to rot. And so you wait. You cannot remember who you are or how long you have waited, losing your humanity… …until someone drops your key to freedom through a

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

A defeated shinobi sits in a well. No companions. No sword. No hope. An unknown figure drops an item down to them, an item that gives them hope as they pick themselves up to fight another day. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice opens on a familiar note for a From Software game, and one that harkens

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