How You Get There: A Review of Subsurface Circular

How You Get There: A Review of Subsurface Circular

Warning: This post includes spoilers for Subsurface Circular. Subsurface Circular is a text-based adventure game, which is a fancy way of saying that it's an interactive short story. The player's perspective is that of a robot detective who lives on one of the subway loops that service the underground community of robots (called Teks in [...]

Let’s Mosey, Indeed: On the Value of Tim Rogers’ Slow Translation of Final Fantasy VII

Let’s Mosey, Indeed: On the Value of Tim Rogers’ Slow Translation of Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII's story is bonkers: A genetically engineered super-soldier overthrows the corporation that acts as a de facto world government and then, believing that he has a divine right to rule, summons a meteor to strike the planet so that he can merge with the energy of all living things, becoming a god. But [...]

Killing Time

Killing Time

Tomorrow evening I'll come home to find Red Dead Redemption 2 waiting in a package on my doorstep. Long awaited and highly anticipated, the game is already awash in critical acclaim. I can't wait to play it. At the same time, I'm slightly afraid that I won't actually enjoy the game at all. RDR2 promises [...]

Destiny Already

Destiny Already

I'm a fan of long-form reviews. I think it's kind of crazy that we ask reviewers of books and albums and games to render a verdict in only few days on art that may have taken its creators months or, more likely, years to create. How could you process all of that information, how could you [...]

Kenna Faction

For reasons that are not entirely clear to even me, I spent a small chunk of last night playing Red Faction. To those of you unfamiliar with that title, suffice to say that it's a video game from 2001 and, perhaps unsurprisingly given all the technological advancements in that medium in the past 13 years, [...]