An Impolite Conversation: the relationship between sex and politics in three games

[Originally posted on The Border House] I recently played a game called Agarest: Generations of War for review (Filipowich, Mark. “Review: Agarest: Generations of War.” PopMatters. Oct 28 2013.). It sucked. Many games are built from the ground up on a problematic premise, baggage is built into them; many of the problems with Grand Theft … Continue reading An Impolite Conversation: the relationship between sex and politics in three games

Review: Agarest: Generations of War

[Originally posted on PopMatters] Agarest: Generations of War works—the buttons do basically what they’re supposed to, the story is reasonably sensible, pursuing objectives is compelling even if only by a Skinnerian interpretation—but not much more can be said about it. There are truly inspired concepts that fail to be executed and there are woefully tired clichés … Continue reading Review: Agarest: Generations of War