My first taste of grief came when my grandfather Danny died. I was eleven years old and while I was no stranger to the concept of death it was when that moment came that I realised that it applied to the people around me. Before that, death was an intangible concept. It was something that … More Grief, Academia, and the Doctor I’ll Never Be
The Shin Megami Tensei series of videogames is one quite close to my heart. It brings two of my favourite worlds together: mythology and RPGs. The franchise as a whole has many different branches and is mostly known for its spin-off series in the west: Persona. The first two Persona games (the second being a … More Persona and Jung: The Collective Unconscious, The Persona, and The Shadow
On the 5th of October in 1999 my father took me to Toys R Us in Swansea and bought me a Game Boy Colour and Pokémon Blue. I remember eagerly reading the back of the box, excited to dive into the world that I recognised from the television. I was a fledgling gamer back then, … More Language Acquisition, Gaming, and the Youthful Mind
Rampage only has 6.3/10 on IMDb at the point of writing and I think that’s a generously fair score. When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago. I just happened to walk into my living room as my father was putting … More Rampage (2018)
Have you ever found yourself wanting to find a new game, a new experience, and failing? You look at games you’ve barely picked up or you scroll through page after page of games on the Steam store and find nothing. You sigh, and chuck on a game you’ve played time after time. You’ve sunk … More Nostalgic Gaming: Bittersweet Escapism?