Tag: Nintendo

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…

What Matters in a Game: Mechanics or Plot

Super Mario Sunshine is a Nintendo GameCube game. It was released in America in August of 2002. The game begins when Mario and friends fly in to a tropical island for vacation and find that somebody has vandalized the island and framed Mario. Gameplay involves players controlling Mario using a water jet on his back, named FLUDD, that allows him…