This week on the podcast: analyzing Dark Souls and Silent Hill through the lens of a hypothetical mashup, plus PAX West 2021 reflections.
A point-by-point rebuttal of Tyler Cowen's article criticizing the ability of video games to have cultural value within a literary canon.
Where some JRPGs represent philosophical views, Final Fantasy IX tricks its player into actually doing philosophy without even realizing it.
Listen in on a discussion of how maps can interfere with—or improve—the storytelling of your favorite video games.
Final Fantasy VII Remake's storytelling makes JRPGs more accessible to adults—along with a new postgame model, "The Chadley Interpretation."
The Sector 5 Church isn't just the most incongruous building in Midgar: it also plays a quietly pivotal role in Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Only EarthBound could marry the mechanics of dungeon-crawling with the themes of epic poetry.
The Witness is an icon of minimalist video-game storytelling. But when—and how—can minimalism go too far?
In the latest With a Terrible Fate podcast episode, we unpack the good, the bad, and the ugly of our PAX South 2019 panel on teaser culture.