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UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves

Playing UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves directly after completing UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune, which I enjoyed quite a bit, I approached the sequel with the expectation that I’d be entertained at least as much as the first game. UNCHARTED 2 slightly exceeded my expectations in some ways, surprised me in a few key areas, and above all delivered a cracking game play experience. First thing’s first. Like UNCHARTED:…

UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune

I began playing this game knowing very little about it. I knew that a couple of my friends had played and liked it. I didn’t know a thing about the premise, hadn’t read any reviews, any blog posts, nor had I recalled hearing buzz about it, either positive or negative. I didn’t have a PS3 when UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune was…

Odin Sphere: The Story So Far

It’s been about a month since I last played Odin Sphere. On Sunday I played for six, maybe seven, hours (with a break in the middle), finishing the “Valkyrie” story and making, I think, significant progress in “The Pooka Prince” story. I finished “Valkyrie” in a little over ten hours, and I played about five hours of “The Pooka Prince”.…

Mirror’s Edge

Mirror’s Edge was developed by Stockholm-based Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment (DICE) and published by EA Games (EA also owns DICE). It is set in a near-future city governed by an oppressive, totalitarian administration. Many citizens have either rejected the false, controlled perfection of mainstream society or are excluded from it. The the city monitors all electronic forms of communication. However, healthy…

Comparing Female Protagonists: Portal and Mirror’s Edge

Over at The Hathor Legacy, a blog about women and gender issues in media, Kris Ligman wrote a post comparing Portal (2007)and Mirror’s Edge (2008). I disagreed with most of it, and I will go through the main points. Ligman asserts that Mirror’s Edge was trying to copy Portal, and based upon superficial evidence, she draws comparisons between the two characters and the marketing of the…