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3P Reviews: Firewatch

Series Breakdown Rating: Narrative: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 8 Creativity: 7 Environment: 8 Gameplay: 5 Sum: 35/50   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: None. A little familiarity with gaming lingo wouldn't hurt, I guess?   Firewatch   Part One: A Call for Short Games I often run into a problem with video games that has little to do… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Firewatch

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season One, Episode Eleven

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 7 Creativity: 7 Overall Plot: 5 Dialogue: 4 Sum: 30/50   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: None   Season One Episode 11: Miracle at Rush Valley - *   Part One: All Girls Can Deliver Babies, Don't You Know? How many times is it that we have… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season One, Episode Eleven

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3P Reviews: Primeval, Season Two

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 6 Creativity: 7 Overall Plot: 6 Subplots: 7 Sum: 33/50   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: No familiarity   Season Two - ****   Part One: Fun With Time Travel When we last left our intrepid heroes, Nick Cutter had gone through the Permian anomaly and lost… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Primeval, Season Two

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season One, Episode Ten

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 7 Creativity: 7 Overall Plot: 5 Dialogue: 4 Sum: 30/50   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: None   Season One Episode Ten: Separate Destinations - ****   Part One: Gut, Meet Fist Yes, I'm just that cruel, aren't I? Well, let's get into it. Long story short,… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season One, Episode Ten

Essays

What Makes a Good Monster?

Everyone loves a cool monster design. I recently came across a Twitter thread on the subject and it got me thinking about what goes into effective horror monsters. There are a lot of schools of thought regarding horror in general, and because it's such a broad genre, its appeal will vary quite a bit from… Continue reading What Makes a Good Monster?

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season One, Episode Nine

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 7 Creativity: 7 Overall Plot: 5 Dialogue: 4 Sum: 30/50   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: None   Season One Episode Nine: Created Feelings - **   Part One: BUT IS HE A REAL BOY?!? I have to say, I’m not a fan of the main driving… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season One, Episode Nine

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3P Reviews: Doctor Who (revived series), Season One

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 6 Camp: 6 Creativity: 6 Humor: 6 Subplots: 6 Sum: 30/50   Spoilers: Yes? If you've never heard about regeneration, go watch the show first. Seriously, it's worth it. Audience Assumptions: None   Part One: Let Me Tell You About My TARDIS Socks Yep, we're going there. I would normally… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Doctor Who (revived series), Season One