Author Archives: Alasdair

Some Displeased Rambling on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

I have a very bad habit of impulsively buying things. It’s something I’m not very proud of doing, but it’s an irrational impulse that I’ve never been able to master. If I had to guess, I would say it is … Continue reading

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Losing the Thread: Death of the Outsider and the future of Dishonored

To fall out of love. It is an tragedy of life that we all have to experience. Because the universe is not a static system where all is beautiful and good forever, every one of us will have to grapple … Continue reading

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Spooktober Special: You Are Empty

I’ve been going back and forth about discussing this game for a long while now. Part of the reason for this is the fact that I’ve drifted away playing and discussing flawed games that have hidden merits; access to Steam … Continue reading

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Spooktober Special: House of Psychotic Women

With October again upon us, the time has come for the seasonal tradition of Spooktober to begin once more. This year, however, I’m going to be doing something rather different. Rather than delve into a bunch of horror-themed things, I … Continue reading

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(Repost) Entering a Radiant State, Part II

Originally posted on One Last Sketch:
Stalin, Stalin, wherefore art thou Stalin? Part I Alasdair: But even the Lodka cannot outrun Rizhin forever. As Lom searches the abandoned Lodka for Chazia’s secret archive, he is followed inside by Rizhin’s police…

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(Repost) Entering a Radiant State, Part I

Originally posted on One Last Sketch:
There is only the future At long last, we’re down to the last volume in Peter Higgins’ Wolfhound Empire trilogy, 2015’s Radiant State, and Alasdair Czyrnyj’s back for another round of discussion. Six years…

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The Underworld Inside Her Head – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Back in 2012, I was on a forum looking at a thread discussing the lackluster sales of Prototype 2, the somewhat disappointing sequel to one of my absolute favorite sandbox games. In the course of the discussion, one poster opined … Continue reading

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