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The Life of a Hero! – Taking a Look at the Character Alec Ryder in Mass Effect Andromeda

  Mass Effect Andromeda starts on a pretty low point. Your twin brother or sister is in a coma, your father is a busy workaholic who never really spent time with you as a child and your first mission in Andromeda is a failure. Worse, Habitat 7 claims the life of your father, forcing you …

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Gods Do Not Fall Gracefully – Predicting Solas’ Grand Plan

Gods Do Not Fall Gracefully

  Dragon Age: Inquisition left us with quite a few unanswered questions. What will happen to the Inquisition now that the game is over? Will Dorian succeed in reforming Tevinter? Will we ever find out what the nug king’s tax plan is? But perhaps most importantly, aside from the nug king, what is our favourite …

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A Bad Pussy by Any Other Name – What We Want & Dread About Season 8 of Game of Thrones

7 Min Read   Since the final season of Game of Thrones is upon us, I thought this was a perfect moment to begin spreading my wisdom to you all. Therefore I have invited the local jester to join me for our first Critique Geeks outlining exactly what we dread (ooooh, scary) and what we …

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If Thoughtful Looks Could Kill – Why the Preston Jacobs Dornish Master Plan Is Unlikely

  “A lot of people read ‘A Feast For Crows’ and are perplexed. There’s hardly any Jon, there is no white walkers, there’s no Dany, there’s no dragons, there’s no Tyrion, there is no Stannis the mannis, there’s no ice and there’s no fire. Instead we get a story about some acolytes at the citadel, …

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To Burn or Not to Burn – Why There is Power in King’s Blood

The burning of the idols.

  “There is power in king’s blood!” How often have we heard this from Melisandre’s associates in some form or another? In fact, she seems to need the stuff for anything big. Certainly to indulge her dragon fetish. If there were a Westerosi soda named Kingsblood she’d chug it by the gallon. And she wouldn’t …

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Winner Takes It All! – Which Warden Has The Most Potential of the Bunch

The game establishes very quickly that all the different wardens are talented enough that Duncan is amazed by every one of them. But the biggest question you’ve all been surely asking yourselves over the years is, naturally, which one would be the naturally strongest. From a gameplay perspective it’s very simple: the mage. Magic is …

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The Rise of the Mad Queen – Discussing Cersei’s Character Arc in Game of Thrones

I have made two articles criticising terrible character arcs in season 7 of Game of Thrones, but today is the day that you will hear me praise a character in this show. For I actually found a  well written character in this accursed season who actually knew a characterisation that was… interesting. This character is …

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When Littlefinger Gets Littlefingered – Why the Baelish Death Scene Makes No Sense

After all this time Lord Petyr Baelish bit the dust. His creation in darth lady Sansa Stark was his undoing, as she outschemed him and forced him into a situation where Arya could execute our beloved Littlefinger. We all saw it coming from a mile away, but there’s a problem with the scene: IT DOESN’T …

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The Cripple Without Personality – Jaime’s Character Arc in Season 7 of Game of Thrones

Season 7 of Game of Thrones can be summarised in one sentence: great cinematography, terrible plot. A lot of things can be criticised, like the unlocked fast travel points, Euron’s super navy, sending freaking SPEARMEN to take over a castle,… But the very worst character arc and plot points for me were that of Jaime. …

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The Cracks in the (friend)Ship – Taking a Look at the Tempest Crew Members of Mass Effect Andromeda

In my previous article I spoke about the squad members in Mass Effect Andromeda and how well written they were. But I also neglected to mention the crew members, who are equally important to your mission. And there’s a good reason for that. Whereas the squad mates have interesting personalities and character arcs your other …

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