The first narrative-focused Star Wars game in nearly a decade, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, puts players in control of a former Jedi Padawan named Cal Kestis who, as a child, survived Order 66, the command that turned the Clone Troopers against their allies and led to the near-total destruction of the Jedi. The focus … Continue reading Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and the Emotional Impact of Interactivity
Ever since Dragon Quest XI was announced as coming to the Nintendo Switch, I've been keeping an eye on the series. I'd tried the original game on iOS before, and had popped in to Builders once, but neither of those intrigued me the way that the preview for XI did, and listening to the Dragon … Continue reading I beat Dragon Quest! It was… Okay.
Apologies for the late post... there's been a lot going on in life, and I completely forgot to get this up yesterday. I think I'm going to change my blog post day to Fridays going forward, to give me more time to think about what I want to write about. I've accidentally found myself consuming … Continue reading 80s style gore-fests: Stranger Things 3, Doom, and A Robot Named Fight
My wife and I were lucky enough to spend this Fourth of July with family and friends, and had a wonderful time! We had great, enormous meals, saw live music, had deep conversations, and played some video games! And, naturally, it's the video games thoughts I most want to share here, because while the rest … Continue reading I played a lot of games this Fourth of July, and that was time well spent
Last year my wife went on a trip through her school, and this weekend she went back up to Bend, OR, to get together with the group of girls she went with for an anniversary celebration of that trip and to participate in Bend's Pride celebration. I stayed home, which meant I had the house … Continue reading My wife was out of town this weekend, which meant I overindulged in chili, video games, and cleaning.