Final Fantasy V: What does a Videogame Variorum look like?

Since defending my dissertation (also: I’ve defended my dissertation!), I’ve been in a bit of an odd place, gaming-wise. Most of my actual gameplaying has been f2p (free-to-play) games, in part due to my reticence to upgrade my computer or buy into the current console generation, and in part due to my parents’ very considerate … More Final Fantasy V: What does a Videogame Variorum look like?

Pillars of Eternity: Always Recycle Your Souls

I recently finished Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity, their Kickstarter-funded videogame that deliberately hearkens back to the 90s and Interplay’s computer RPG classics, Planescape: Torment and Baldur’s Gate, and I think I have three or four posts’ worth of material I’d like to talk about from that experience. Later, I’ll discuss the game’s gods, the design and writing of … More Pillars of Eternity: Always Recycle Your Souls