I could use this space to talk about how haunting the ruined station is, how it shows that the last of humanity is really losing the war against the elements and the mutants. Or how it could be an allegory for what Artyom fears his own station might turn out like if he fails. Or I could compliment the game for successfully creating a child companion who isn’t a complete chore to have around (although he would still have benefited from a better voice actor).
But no. You don’t want me to talk about that.
I know what you really want:
Secret of Good Secrets
Sometimes in-game secrets are fun and sometimes they're lame. Here's why.
Resident Evil 4
Who is this imbecile and why is he wandering around Europe unsupervised?
Starcraft: Bot Fight
Let's do some scripting to make the Starcraft AI fight itself, and see how smart it is. Or isn't.
The Death of Half-Life
Valve still hasn't admitted it, but the Half-Life franchise is dead. So what made these games so popular anyway?
The Loot Lottery
What makes the gameplay of Borderlands so addictive for some, and what does that have to do with slot machines?