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Why Games are Best When They Accept They’re Games

Walker must descent into hell in Spec: Ops the Line.

Some games blow you away with their originality, their sense of being more than the sum of their parts, their sheer and captivating ownness.

And some just feel like pale imitations of movies you’ve seen.

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The Revolution of Realistic Relationships in Games

Characters from FXIII-2.

You know when you write a blog post then forget to put it up until it’s well past its use-by date? Well, I never have that issue because I always discuss absolutely timeless topics.

This post was written months ago now when I was halfway playing through Final Fantasy XIII-2. I’ve since finished the game, but luckily my opinions have not changed between then and now. While the game is very different to its predecessor, and I did enjoy it more than I expected to, it still had a lot of flaws. And disappointingly for a Final Fantasy, more than a few of these flaws come from its story and characters.

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