Tag Archives: Drama

Firewatch

Firewatch opens with the video game equivalent of rolling texts, a series of options for the player to choose to give him or her some agency over the backstory of Henry. This protagonist is a forty-something man who falls in love with Julie, marries her, and then begins to drift away as she develops early-onset dementia. Julia goes off to live with her family in Australia and Henry decides to spend the summer in Shoshone National Forest. Continue reading Firewatch

1979 Revolution: Black Friday

For all of its potential as a medium, video games tend to stick to fictional worlds and events. Sure, there are tons of historic games, but almost all are focused around war. And human history has so many fascinating stories to tell that could make compelling game experiences. 1979 Revolution: Black Friday is such a game. Continue reading 1979 Revolution: Black Friday

Sing Street (2016)

Connor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) is a young lad in Dublin who transfers to a new school and falls for Ann (Kelly Thornton) who lives across the street. He decides to start a band to win her heart, but it quickly grows into much more. Under the guidance of his brother Brendan (Jack Reynor), he develops into quite the musician and begins to dream of bigger things. Continue reading Sing Street (2016)