Author: Casey

No Extra Lives – Permanent Character Death in Fire Emblem: Awakening

Modern video games often employ consequences for a player’s choices or actions. These consequences vary from not getting some gold for doing a measly side quest to turning every being in the known universe into organic/inorganic hybrid beings without their consent. I’m looking at you Mass Effect 3.  These consequences do a great job of making the player feel as…

Original Story VS Extended Universe: Variance In Incarnations of Master Chief

The Halo game series is a sci-fi first person shooter originally developed by Bungie Incorporated and more recently by 343 Industries.  It has established a strong following by breaking out of the norms for first person shooters with unique enemies, weapons, and gameplay mechanics along with a strong narrative.  From this strong following sprouted an extensive extended universe including multiple…

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