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Blurring the Line: Silent Storm

World War II games are a dime a dozen these days, so normally it takes a unique hook or extremely skillful presentation to set a game apart from the pack. Silent Storm, a strategy RPG by Nival Interactive, has the good sense to try for both, and fortunately it usually succeeds. It is a game brought low by technical issues and a threadbare plot, but elevated to almost epic status by fantastic gameplay and almost unprecedented tactical depth. Continue reading ‘Blurring the Line: Silent Storm’ »

Blurring the Line: System Shock 2

Let us take a long look at an oft-mentioned classic, the FPS/RPG hybrid that would inspire the recent hit Bioshock, and the not-so-recent hit Deus Ex.

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Blurring the Line: Prospectus

As our pasttime grows more complex and intricate, so too does our means of classifying it; by this I speak of genres, which at the most basic level are simply common traits and similarities between certain movies, music and video games. Continue reading ‘Blurring the Line: Prospectus’ »