Monthly Archives: July 2014

Valiant Hearts: concluding thoughts

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Valiant Hearts

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Valiant HeartsValiant Hearts wants to tell the truth about war. To do so, it uses puzzles, humour, and a goofy villain. That is the language of adventure games, but it … Continue reading

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Musical Monday: “Tabi no Tochuu” (Spice and Wolf)

This week’s song is the opening theme to Spice and Wolf, a low-fantasy anime about the travels of a merchant and his unexpected companion — a pagan wolf goddess. It’s a gentle song for a gentle show (the franchise would … Continue reading

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Child of Light: concluding thoughts

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Child of Light

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Child of LightChild of Light is many things. It is a mechanical and aesthetic triumph – “beautiful and challenging”, with nail-biting boss battles and a gorgeous fantasy world. It is … Continue reading

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Valiant Hearts: half full

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Valiant Hearts

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Valiant Hearts I’m halfway through Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Ubisoft Montpellier’s adventure game set during World War 1.  Billed as a “story of crossed destinies and a broken love … Continue reading

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Musical Monday: Unreleased Serpent Boss Theme (Child of Light), composed by Coeur de Pirate

This week’s song is another piece from Child of Light, but it’s very different to the last one I linked. Last time, I highlighted CoL‘s sad, lovely main theme; but for this week, I’ve chosen a soaring, powerful boss theme, … Continue reading

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Warlock 2 and the 4X

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Warlock

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series WarlockA few years ago, I linked to an alternate genre classification system for games, as proposed by Russ Pitts and Steve Butts in The Escapist magazine. I paraphrased their system … Continue reading

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Child of Light: Beautiful and challenging

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Child of Light

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Child of LightMy decision to buy was right; I very much like Child of Light.   I think much of the consensus about CoL is correct: the game is good, … Continue reading

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