Tag Archives: Dark Souls

When You’re Bad at a Game You Love

Hyper Light Drifter

During the Steam Summer sale, I bought Hyper Light Drifter. It’s been on my wishlist for quite some time and now seemed as good a time as any to pick it up. It’s a gorgeous game. The art, audio, and animation are just astounding. That might seem extreme, but for me, it checks off all the boxes. The only problem is, I’m pretty bad at the game. In fact, I just rage quit and decided to write this. So what do you do when you love a game, but you just can’t get through it? Continue reading

Don’t Forget That They’re Fun

Dark Souls

Video games are an incredible medium. They allow players to interact and connect with characters and stories in a way that no other form of media can. Because of this power, they have the ability to make bold statements and have deep impacts on those playing them. Video games, either consciously or not, comment on gender, race, violence, politics, etc. These subjects are important to notice and comment on. The majority of video games writing that I enjoy to read is about these types of subject matters. The problem is, if I’m not careful, I can find myself slowly putting blinders on when it comes to video games. I end up reading about or playing a game while specifically looking for the ‘deep’ meanings. It’s important to remember the reason we all fell in love with video games in the first place, and why we continue to play them now: they’re fun. Continue reading