Tag: Video Games

The Cursed Ruins of the Past – How Deconstructing Steampunk Enhances Immersion

  Steampunk is a weird concept I adore oh so much. It’s a genre that uses a combination of both fantasy, science fiction and a power source invented in the 17th century. Basically it wants to live both in the future by presenting us many nifty little inventions while living in the past, as in …

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The Hurricane Inside the Stoic – Analysing Sten From Dragon Age Origins

  One of the most interesting things about the Dragon Age video game series is that the writers just love laying things out in the open from the start. It’s not just foreshadowing, it’s laying all of their cards on the table immediately because they know that they can make a royal flush. But because …

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Of Cats and Castles – Discussing Where Elder Scrolls VI Should Be Set

  5 Min Read The Elder Scrolls has been in decline for quite some time some would argue. Some important people. Mostly me. And nobody with any brains would argue otherwise. But being ever-the-optimist, I decided I would outline what I would like the Elder Scrolls VI to be. And I figured the creature might …

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A Shiny Microcosm – The True Power of the Circle of Magi

  As I was playing another round of Dragon Age Origins I came across a helpful young Tranquil lad in Ostagar. A magey lad who was kind enough to explain to me what tranquility and enchantments are all about. One line in particular was striking: “Enchantment provides the circle its wealth. Certainly, we would not …

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The Cute Elf’s Dark Story – Analysing Merrill’s Psychology in Dragon Age II

  If you’ve read any of my other articles you may have noticed that I’ve got a thing for sweet, cuddly, adorable and adorkable girls. Merrill from Dragon Age II is therefore my bae. I adore her to bits. Not only because she is such a sweet and adorkable character, but also because her personality …

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The Tinfoil of Thedas – What If the Maker Was a Tevinter Mage?

  With Dragon Age Inquisition came the revelation that the Elven gods are basically nothing more than super powered Elven mages who acquired enough magical juice that they essentially became immortal. And they would’ve gotten away with it, if it weren’t for that stinking Fen’Harel! But even that took something small like creating an entirely …

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Every Stone and Flower Tells a Story – The Symbolism of the Almsivi’s Skin Colour

  Like every person who’s just a bit too old to know what the hell Fortnite is, I once played “The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.” And while I had my issues with the game, one thing I always enjoyed immensely about it was its living gods: Almalexia, Sotha Sil and Vivec. Not only because I …

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The Battle at Ostagar: Unwanted Failure or Deliberate Manipulation? – Discussing Loghain’s Motivations

  War is hell. It brings about the worst kind of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder imagineable. Many a knight has spent the night screaming for his beloved mama. So do I, for after all these years I’m still suffering immensely from the failed battle at Ostagar. Not because of the gruesome deaths, the fact that …

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From Gold to Black – Is the Black City Arlathan?

  As Dragon Age players we all know the story of the Black City. It’s the very first thing anyone is confronted with upon starting a game of “Dragon Age: Origins.”  But to recap, just in case: At the beginning of time the Maker, jolly old chap that he is, created a beautiful golden city …

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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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