NaNoWriMo 2019: My Personal Experience – Part One
 

NaNoWriMo 2019

My Personal Experience – Part One

 
Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher
 

Smoke and Stone

Review

 
Scion RPG 2nd Edition Review – Part Two – Scion: Hero
 

Scion RPG 2nd Edition

Part Two – Scion: Hero

 

Browsing all articles tagged with video games.

A Noob Plays Minecraft

A Noob Plays Minecraft 

Gaming. It’s a big thing in nerd culture, and yes, I do consider myself a gamer. Though perhaps not a super serious one, I played quite a lot while growing up—Zelda, Mario, Spyro, Crash Bandicoot—and I always turn back to video games even now when I need a break. (I got Zelda: Breath of the […]

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Albion Online – First Impressions

Albion Online – First Impressions 

I started playing MMOs back when Ultima Online (UO) was only one world, when a red name struck fear into my heart and my armour consisted of a death shroud, my weapon a Katana, and a couple of black pearls in my pack. Oh, and an escape recall rune – sometimes running was the best […]

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Monster Hunter World – Video Game Review

Monster Hunter World – Video Game Review 

I have no desire to stalk and kill big game across the savanna plains of Africa. To be honest, the whole concept of big game hunting; shooting and killing an animal just because it is a) there and b) I happen to have a gun and it does not, holds absolutely no appeal to me. […]

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Brett A. Brooks Interview

Brett A. Brooks Interview 

Brett A. Brooks has long been involved in both the comic and gaming world. He has written comics for both Dark Horse and Tekno Comics, as well as working on White Wolf’s World of Darkness RPG. For twenty years, he was a staff writer for Comic Shop News and the managing editor of Game Shop […]

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Castlevania – TV Series Review

Castlevania – TV Series Review 

You know, when I first heard that Netflix was doing a four-episode animated Castlevania TV series, I have to admit, I wasn’t really all that interested. I mean, let’s face it, video game adaptations don’t exactly have a great reputation these days. And, even without having actually played the games, I could tell that a […]

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Worlds Within Worlds – Part One: Writing a Good Game into a Good Book

Worlds Within Worlds – Part One: Writing a Good Game into a Good Book 

Humanity has played games for as long as we’ve been able to make up rules and keep score. As we’ve developed as a species, we’ve created thousands of games, and gaming isn’t just something we do out of boredom. In many ways, games are a survival mechanism, a way to recharge our brains and spirits. […]

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What’s The Deal With Interactive Storytelling?

What’s The Deal With Interactive Storytelling? 

What’s the deal with interactive storytelling? Glad you asked. If you know me, you’ll know that I’ve been making video games since I was a kid, banging away at the keyboard of my dad’s Commodore 64. If you don’t know me, well . . . surprise! One of my other favorite things since I was […]

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 

It isn’t often that you bring home a game that is a legitimate contender for the title of Greatest Game Ever Made. Games, like books, are so personal and subjective that one player’s favorite feature could be the bane of another’s gaming existence. The reasons I abhor a game may very well be the reasons […]

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The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
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When I asked Twitter whether I should buy the first Witcher game, I got a unanimous YES. One gentleman informed me that the games were based on a series of novels by Polish author Sapkowski, which I’m sure most Fantasy-Faction readers already know. I didn’t and was therefore mighty curious. Standing in Waterstones, I had […]

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Gateway to Fantasy: The Legend of Zelda

Gateway to Fantasy: The Legend of Zelda 

I was eight years old on August 22, 1987—the day The Legend of Zelda was released in the United States. A month later I turned nine and received a copy of my own and in an instant a world of matte grey was transformed. Remember when Dorothy finally gets to Oz? The sudden switch color, […]

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King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember – Video Game Review

King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember – Video Game Review 

King’s Quest is an episodic adventure game, heavy on story, featuring puzzles and challenges along the way. It’s a reimagining from developer The Odd Gentlemen (published under Sierra) of the original King’s Quest series created by Roberta Williams in the 80s. While most of the game’s content is designed to fit into the gaps and […]

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Fallout 4: Of Dogs and Desk Fans

Fallout 4: Of Dogs and Desk Fans 

It’s been a few a days since I left…since I escaped the vault. The world has changed and I’m saying that as the reigning master of understatement. It’s been destroyed, ripped up, torn apart, burned to crisp and reborn into a twisted parody of its past. And it’s not funny. Somewhere. Out there. My son. […]

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