Review: Scarygirl

[Originally posted on PopMatters] Outside of Nintendo, creating a platformer is a bit of a lost art. One would think that a genre so simple in design and so storied in history would be more readily explored by developers, but the yearly output of platformers has slowed to a trickle. In any case, a platforming … Continue reading Review: Scarygirl

“The Shadow to the Substance”: Romanticism in Dragon Age

[Originally posted in PopMatters] According to the romantics, imagination is the means of crossing into the spiritual and returning with a message of Truth.  The poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley writes that: “Reason is to Imagination as the instrument to the agent . . . the shadow to the substance.” For the romantics, poetry (defined usually … Continue reading “The Shadow to the Substance”: Romanticism in Dragon Age