Everyone has different standards for verisimilitude. I’m often amused by the anecdotes from other players who inhabit crazy gameworlds that are bursting at the seams with preposterous creatures. They think nothing of doing a dungeon where an Ogre will inhabit an unadorned room next to a Black Pudding, who both live next door to a Dire Bear and an Earth Elemental. Stories like this make me laugh because I can’t help but picture what life must be like for these monsters in the dungeon as they sit around waiting for adventurers to show up. Talk about “The Odd Couple”. Actually, that’s a pretty cool idea for a comic: A sitcom-styled story about a bunch of freakish monsters who inhabit a trap-and-treasure laden dungeon, learning to love and laugh… together.
Why I Hated Resident Evil 4
Ever wonder how seemingly sane people can hate popular games? It can happen!
id Software Coding Style
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Joker's Last Laugh
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Batman: Arkham Origins
A breakdown of how this game faltered when the franchise was given to a different studio.
Silent Hill 2 Plot Analysis
A long-form analysis on one of the greatest horror games ever made.