The Fire Burns Them All Away: A Return to Dark Souls II

Has there ever been a franchise more gratifying than From Software's Souls series? No other springs immediately to mind. That is, no other game or series quite matches the tough but fair difficulty, the sweetness of victory and bitterness of defeat, and a narrative that tells so much by showing little. Dark Souls is mired in ambiguity, everything … Continue reading The Fire Burns Them All Away: A Return to Dark Souls II

A Disturbance in the Force: Reading Christie Golden’s Dark Disciple

Spoiler warning. As I move further and further down the rabbit hole of Del Ray's new Star Wars canon of novels I'm finding that, like Star Trek movies, every other book is quite good to read. Twilight Company was a fantastic, non-game story about the Rebellion on the run after the Battle of Yavin, as told … Continue reading A Disturbance in the Force: Reading Christie Golden’s Dark Disciple