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Elden Ring Themes & Influences - Pt 1 - Norse Mythology

Hello, dear reader. You may sometimes hear me refer to myself as the world's slowest writer. Please know, and I apologize for this, that I don't say that entirely in jest. You see, I've been working on an analysis of …

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Demons & Lilies - Breaking Down the Shin Megami Tensei V Announcement Trailer

On July 20, 2020, on a humble Nintendo Direct dedicated to third party releases, the latest trailer for Shin Megami Tensei V gracefully descended to earth and it is ELECTRIFYING! You can see the trailer here: Now let’s …

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What the PS5 Demon's Souls Remake Reflects About "Eastern" vs "Western" Aesthetics

Some quick thoughts on the Demon’s Souls Remaster, specifically on the Vanguard Demon and what it reflects of “Eastern” vs “Western” sensibilities in a broad sense. I know it’s a fool’s errand trying to gasp at such …

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Words That Kill: Metal Gear & the Genocide of the Native Americans

The following is an analysis of the latest and final Metal Gear Solid V trailer, cut by Hideo Kojima himself. As with the previous E3 trailers, this one beautifully sets up the themes of the game set to awesome music. …

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Song

Just wanted to post some quick thoughts on the music choice behind the rad new trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain that was just unveiled at E3 2014. Here’s the trailer: The song used for the trailer is …

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From Mickey Mouse to Jesus, This Dragon’s Crown Trailer is Full of Epic Homages

Watching the latest Dragon’s Crown trailer I was delighted by the density of historical and pop cultural references they managed to sprinkle into every shot. Dragon’s Crown is the latest game from Vanillaware, best …

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