GameCrank: Horror-rific Part 1: What Makes a Good Horror Game

Patrick

October 22, 2012

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Part one of a two-part piece by Patrick Pontes. Horror. Every time it's brought up, people try to describe it as a genre of gaming that's either disappearing or making a comeback, but nobody ever says why. The closest thi...

GameCrank: “Assassin’s Creed: Revelations” Review

Patrick

March 13, 2012

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  Assassin's Creed is the kind of franchise that I originally thought could be fantastic. It was new, it was different, it had the groundwork for a huge, expansive story, and it had gameplay potential. Sure, the origina...

GameCrank: The Right to Feel Awesome

Patrick

December 22, 2011

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

It's no secret that a lot of games these days are about power fantasy, about putting you in the shoes of some unstoppable, tough-as-nails tough guy who you wish you could be. It's one of the most potent forms of escapism there is: ...

GameCrank: Has Sonic Been Saved? Part 2

Patrick

December 7, 2011

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Welcome back. I believe that the Sonic franchise is currently at risk. It's stagnating. While his recent games have been great, they haven't been too bold, and mostly they've just been building off of previous failures. I re...

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