Death, rebirth, and triumph.

I bought a PS4, my first ever console, in November of 2018. Along with it I got a Spider-Man game, which I didn’t care for, Horizon Zero Dawn, which I liked well enough (with some growing misgivings over time), and Bloodborne.

I bought Bloodborne because it…

a way to mark time

2020 was a year of wreckage.

I spent the year dragging myself away from it. Dragging friends, or family. Sometimes strangers — but not often enough. It’s not new wreckage, not really. But for a lot of us, it was clarifying. I’m furious, and I…

Let’s begin this with an apology: For me, 2019 was the year of the third person action game. Over half of the games on this list fit that bill, which is, frankly, embarrassing. There is a massive breadth of wonderful games with fascinating and innovative mechanics that open up a…

Note: Spoilers for the Golden Deer and Black Eagle routes of Fire Emblem: Three Houses to follow.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a game about forging children into deadly weapons. It has an exceptionally charming, well-polished wrapper, with smartly-played anime tropes and robustly sketched character dynamics, but the core remains…

The cycle of success and failure as a prism for the Ages of Fire and Darkness

Dark Souls is a series about cycles, which is great, because I’m a sucker for exactly that kind of nonsense.

There’s nothing new under the sun, including this reading, and being a latecomer I’ve…

As the galaxy gets ever bigger, the world of Star Wars games stays safe and small

Sometimes, when following media you love, you experience whiplash. Particularly when it’s something big and sprawling like Star Wars, you can find yourself on one end of some spectrum here, only to be yanked…

Is anyone else having trouble truly, genuinely believing it’s already April? Am I the only who feels like they’re being yanked around by the inexorable passage of time? I’m going to assume it’s not just me, just for my own sake.

Anyway! I realized I haven’t really posted any updates…

A. W. Meyer

Storyteller and story-breaker. I think about different worlds too much, and try to make sense of this one. They/them. @lightwoven

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