Why I killed an NPC – How Nier: Automata hurt me

In many games, the only input you have is violence. This isn’t an inherent problem. After all, thrust into a violent situation, there’s not much else anyone can do. The post-apocalypse is one of those environments you’d expect to be full of strife, and Nier: Automata‘s ruined city is no exception. On a planet decimated by machines and abandoned by humanity, much of your time … Continue reading Why I killed an NPC – How Nier: Automata hurt me

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An Analysis of the Dark Side of Nintendo

Many of us grew up with Nintendo. While some have stayed loyal to the company’s silly charms, others have moved on. As such, it’s frequently reasoned that the company is for kids. I’ll nevertheless proudly admit that I am still a firm Nintendo fan. It can certainly be seen that they strive for “family appeal”, with bright vivid colours and round characters like Kirby and … Continue reading An Analysis of the Dark Side of Nintendo