Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Review)

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is proof that games can tackle mature storytelling and taboo themes with aplomb. While other games have explored the subject of mental illness, psychosis is normally depicted as a cheap way to make a villain appear frightening, or worse yet, for comedic relief. Thankfully, the team at Ninja Theory decided to approach the discussion of psychosis with an adult perspective, depicting it with honesty, maturity, and with the intention of shedding some light on what mental illness can truly look like. Continue reading

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Wolfenstein: The New Order (Review)

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Developer: MachineGames
Publisher: Bethesda
Reviewed On: PlayStation 4
Copy obtained via GameFly

It’s easy to look at a game like Wolfenstein: The New Order and assume it’s a standard first-person shooter, what with its large arsenal of weapons, massive explosions, and countless waves of Nazis to obliterate. However, what’s not immediately noticeable is a slew of gentle and thought provoking character moments which serve as a breath of fresh air in a genre normally choked by familiarity. Continue reading