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Personal Identity In Persona 5: Honne and Tatemae

This article contains spoilers for Persona 5 One of the key themes explored in Persona 5 is that of identity. Who are you behind all of society’s expectations of who you are? It starts with your character, Joker. Joker is a new student at Shujin Academy, with a criminal record for assault. As to be

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Gameplay | Death Stranding Part 3: Storytime

The third part of my Death Stranding playthrough can now be watched on youtube, and can be checked out below! About the game: Death Stranding is the flagship game of Kojima Productions, founded under Sony by video-game auteur Hideo Kojima after his very public separation from Konami. Kojima has always brought a distinctive and unique

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Gameplay: Death Stranding Part 2

The second part of my Death Stranding playthrough can now be watched on youtube, and can be checked out below!  

Gameplay: Death Stranding

The first part of my Death Stranding playthrough can now be watched on youtube! This was a bit of a nightmare due to having issues with youtube muting about 18 minutes of footage for copywrite reasons and I could not recover the audio. I had to rebuild this audio from scratch which I believe I

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Impressions: Death Stranding

Hideo Kojima is a renowned video game auteur, who has always brought a distinctive and unique approach to video game design, blending innovative gameplay with serious subject matters alongside wacky easter eggs and comic-bookesque villains. The stories in his flagship Metal Gear Solid franchise were always convoluted, confusing, but also deeply touching stories of humans

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Impressions: The Spyro Reignited Trilogy

My first Spiro game was Spiro: Year of the Dragon and I remember loving it. It was simple, it was fun, it had some platforming based puzzles, which were perfect for a young gamer such as myself at the time. It was a light experience. Because of this, my nostalgia hype-o-meter hit dangerously high levels

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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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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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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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