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The Philosophy of ‘DOOM’ (2016, 2020)

Videogame reviews are not a new thing on this site, but they are a rare thing. I don’t find interactive entertainment near as fun to analyze as films, nor do I have the time to complete dozens of hours on more than a couple games a year, at most. My work consumes more time than … Continue reading

F.E.A.R. (2005): A Ghostly Trigger Finger

Developer: Monolith Productions || Publisher: Sierra Entertainment Director: Craig Hubbard || Platform: Microsoft Windows, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 One of the reasons Halo: Combat Evolved (2001) was such a watershed moment in gaming was how it changed the landscape of interactive entertainment’s marquee genre, the first-person shooter. Not only did it “democratize” or break out … Continue reading

‘Spec Ops: The Line’ (2012): No Heroes, Here

Developer: Yager Development || Publisher: 2K Games Director: Cory Davis, Francois Coulon || Platform: Microsoft Windows, Linux, OS X, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 Interactive entertainment has always been about technological advancement. The history of videogames is wrapped in the analysis of hardware limitations and the software ingenuity that eventually supersedes them. Videogames, whether they be … Continue reading

‘Crysis’ (2007): The Ultimate Sandbox Shooter

Developer: Crytek Frankfurt || Publisher: Electronic Arts Director: Cevat Yerli || Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 First-Person Shooter, Engaged! Within just a couple hours of playing Crysis, Crytek’s now famed and much affectionately joked about FPS, the word “engaged,” spoken in its powerful, mechanized tone, will become ingrained in your head while you … Continue reading