Silent Hill 2 Born From A Wish Analysis

Maria contemplating what to do.

Silent Hill 2: Born From A Wish Analysis is the prequel to Silent Hill 2 with Maria as the main character. The story occurs just before, during the early stages, of James arrival at Silent Hill 2 and represents the city ‘coming alive’ in response to him. Before reading this guide it is probably best [...]

Silent Hill 3 Confessional Room Analysis

Heather in the confessional booth

The Silent Hill 3 Confessional scene in the church towards the end of the game presents a contradiction to the player: In order to forgive the confessor the player must also forgive Claudia. As such, who the confessor happens to be is not of particular importance but rather the moral dilemma it represents to Heather. [...]

Silent Hill 3 Circle Room Analysis

Notice the dots stopping at the circle

The circle room in Silent Hill 3 is a room in which the wall has an animated texture that slowly becomes a circle, before clearing up. Herein I will argue that the imagery is related to pregnancy. Circle As Ovum The underlying theme of Silent Hill 3 is pregnancy, primarily Heather’s pregnancy. As such, the [...]

Final Fantasy 7 Sephiroth Analysis

Final Fantasy 7′s Sephiroth is often seen as the iconic villain of the Final Fantasy series of video games and perhaps of video games in general. Despite this, the reason why he was so well received as a character are not so often discussed in any sort of depth. Herein, Sephiroth will be analysed by [...]

Final Fantasy 7 Jenova Analysis

Final Fantasy 7′s Jenova played an interesting role in the story as an entity that travels across the universe essentially sucking the life, called the life stream, from planets. Herein, Jenova’s relevance to the Final Fantasy 7 universe will be discussed and analysed. As a result, this article will contain spoilers. Final Fantasy 7 Jenova [...]

Five Worst Final Fantasy Characters

Final Fantasy has had its share of bad characters, but here I will list the five worst Final Fantasy characters that stand far below all the others. 1. Cait Sith – Final Fantasy 7 Some argue that Final Fantasy 7 was the best game in the series, but Cait Sith is definitely the worst character [...]

Fun Things to Do in Oblivion

The game Oblivion is really quite innovative and its free form gaming allows for a great number of fun things to do. Herein, fun things to do in Oblivion will be revealed. Play A low Level Criminal While playing an epic, high level, ultra powered criminal can be fun it is far more rewarding to [...]

Final Fantasy X Anima Analysis

Anima as Female Aspect of Seymour’s Subconscious Mind Final Fantasy X’s anima is more than just another of Final Fantasy 10′s summons, it has a clear symbolism related to the antagonist Seymour. Herein that symbolism will be discussed and analyzed. This, of course, means the article contains spoilers. Final Fantasy X Anima Analysis: Overview Anima [...]

Roger Ebert Vs. Video Games as Art

The well-respected and popular film critic Roger Ebert has made his fairly negative views in regards to video games no mystery with statements such as ‘video games represent a loss of those precious hours we have available to make ourselves more cultured, civilized and empathetic’ยน. The question then is: is Roger Ebert right or wrong [...]

Final Fantasy 10 Themes Analysis

The themes of the video game Final Fantasy 10 explored and discussed, focusing on the plot and details of it. This analysis is meant to illuminate aspects of the game rather than serve as a guide on how to complete it. Of course, this means it may contain spoilers. Final Fantasy 10 Themes Final Fantasy [...]

Pokemon Analysis

To be straight up about it, this article will not help you get Mew on Pokemon Red nor will it tell you how to be the best at Pokemon Sapphire, but rather it is an analysis of the Pokemon series collectively and the cultural trends in the series. Pokemon: Gotta Catch ‘Em All The catchphrase [...]

Silent Hill 2 Themes Analysis

The main thing to understand concerning the video game Silent Hill 2 is that the monsters of the game are in fact manifestations from James Sunderland’s mind, with the possible exception of few. As such, understanding the monsters is more a matter of understanding James than some sort of magical or science fiction comprehension. This [...]

Which Silent Hill Game is the Scariest?

Silent Hill 1 is the scariest silent Hill game, easily. What makes it work is that its soundtrack is more dynamic, with more pieces of music preventing any repetition. Furthermore, the designs are more abstract but also more sinister, for example a water tank on the roof is chained up with barb-wire. What may make [...]

Top Five Video Game Monsters

From the creepy to the powerful and entertaining, the top five video game monsters will be revealed. 1. Pyramid Head – Silent Hill 2 Before Pyramid Head was forced into every piece of silent hill related merchandise, it was no doubt the greatest monster designed in a video game. In its own right it was [...]

Five Bad Taste Games: Five Sickest Video Game Concepts Ever

Despite their reputation, games really tend to be roughly as violent and distasteful as movies and as with movies sometimes a few really awful game concepts make it to development. Here is a list of the top five sickest video games created. 1. Super Columbine Massacre RPG – 2005 Comfortably coming in at number one [...]

Top Five Video Game Guns

The top five video game guns based not on their power but how all round fun they are to use. 1. Stake Gun – Painkiller By far the most fun of the guns on this list, the stake gun literally shoots wooden stakes roughly the size of an adult male’s forearm into the enemy. It [...]

Top Five Horror Games

Herein is listed the top five scariest games, as I see them, and the reason they have been placed so. As a rule, I have only allowed one game per franchise. 1. Silent Hill 2 Comfortably coming in at first on the list, the original Silent Hill reinvented what a horror game could be, Silent [...]

Top Five Video Game Composers

From the underrated to the acknowledged, this list will go through the top five composers of video game music and why they have been listed. 1. Hitoshi Sakimoto Hitoshi Sakimoto remains an extremely underrated video game soundtrack composer. His credits include Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy 12 and Gradius V. Many critics, upon [...]

Silent Hill 2 Holes Meanings

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Anywhere in the video game Silent Hill 2 that there is a hole, it makes a subtle gesture towards the feminine and subsequently James Sunderland’s wife Mary. The game itself is literally littered with holes of various kinds, from the hole that James puts his hand in early in the game, to the toilet that [...]

Neverwinter Nights Graphics Mods

Neverwinter Nights with Fog

Neverwinter Nights is a great game, but it is really starting to show its age in regards to its graphics. Despite this, there are a number of great mods around that really improve the quality of Neverwinter Nights graphics. Herein, they will all be listed and links to download them will be provided. The main [...]