Grand Theft Auto 5: Reading the Text
Game Review / Grand Theft Auto / GTA 5 / Podcast / Rockstar / Theology / Video Games

Grand Theft Auto 5: Reading the Text

Our Audio Review of Grand Theft Auto 5 is here: Grand Theft Auto 5: Reading the Text. Title: Grand Theft Auto 5 Developer:  Rockstar Games Time Played: Approximately 45 Hours We Did Receive a Review Copy of this Game. Scores Theology Score Story Depth: 10/Superb The story of Grand Theft Auto 5 is incredibly human and … Continue reading

Cloudberry Kingdom: Running Myself Ragged
Cloudberry Kingdom / Game Review / Pwnee Studios / Video Games

Cloudberry Kingdom: Running Myself Ragged

I don’t know about you, dear readers, but during the days of 2D Mario I’d be hard pressed to find someone better than myself. That claim isn’t verifiable , of course, because persistent leaderboards, friend lists, and gaming systems dependent on an internet connection to be fully functional didn’t exist during the time that I reigned supreme … Continue reading

Dragon’s Crown: More Than Skin Deep
Atlus / Dragon's Crown / Fantasy / Game Review / PlayStation / Vanillaware / Video Games

Dragon’s Crown: More Than Skin Deep

Many people will judge Dragon’s Crown by its art style.  The latest game from Vanillaware is a gorgeously painted two dimensional side scrolling brawler that features lush landscapes, foreboding dungeons, and huge bosses that sometimes fill eighty percent of the screen.  But it also features two female characters who appear designed simply for titillation and … Continue reading

Shadowrun Returns: Not At All Drek
Game Review / Kickstarter / Naughty Dog / Post Apocalyptic / Shadowrun Returns / Video Games

Shadowrun Returns: Not At All Drek

Rarely do you come across a game that lives up to everything you hoped it would be.  The process of reading about a game on Kickstarter, deciding to back the game, and then waiting for it to arrive, is one that makes room for a huge amount of inordinate expectations.  We see the concepts that … Continue reading

That I Should not Be Alone:  Considering The Last of Us
Game Review / Naughty Dog / Post Apocalyptic / The Last of Us / Video Games

That I Should not Be Alone: Considering The Last of Us

The much derided medium of the video game has often lived down to its critics’ unfavorable judgments.  Yet, as well with great consistency, game creators deliver to us stories and experiences that transcend the mundane run of the mill military, wizard and elf or space adventure tropes.  Games and series like Knights of the Old … Continue reading

Crossed Wires Review: Scurvy Scallywags!
Audio Review / Beep Games / Christianity / Fantasy / Game Review / Ron Gilbert / Scurvy Scallywags / Theology / Video Games

Crossed Wires Review: Scurvy Scallywags!

Listen to our first audio review of a game here on the second episode of Crossed Wires: Our review of Scurvy Scallywags! Title: Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty Developer:  Beep Games Score:  5/10 Time Played: Approximately 5 Hours We Did Received an early Review Copy of this game. Continue reading

Crossed Wires Review: Steve Jackson’s Sorcery!
Audio Review / Christianity / Fantasy / Game Review / Inkle / Sorcery! / Theology / Video Games

Crossed Wires Review: Steve Jackson’s Sorcery!

Title: Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! Developer:  Inkle Score:  7/10 Time Played: Approximately 40 minutes We Did Received a Review Copy of this game. Listen to our first audio review of a game here on the first episode of Crossed Wires: Our Review of Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! Continue reading

The Broken Circle: BioShock Infinite and Social Exclusion
Bioshock Infinite / Christianity / Game Review / Irrational Games / Science Fiction / Theology / Video Games

The Broken Circle: BioShock Infinite and Social Exclusion

Title: BioShock Infinite Developer:  Irrational Games Publisher: 2K Games Score:  10/10 Time Played: Approximately 20 Hours We Did Not Received a Review Copy of this game. BioShock Infinite, Irrational Games’ second BioShock adventure[1], is a masterpiece of world-building and penetrating insight into the extremes of American civil religion, the nationalization of religious traditions, and the … Continue reading

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – A Rewarding Fight
Game Review / Kojima / Konami / Metal Gear / Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – A Rewarding Fight

Title: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Developer: Platinum Games Producer: Kojima Productions Publisher: Konami Score:  4/5 Time Played: Approximately 12 Hours We Received a Review Copy of this game.   Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is perhaps one of the most frustrating experience I have had with a video game in an extremely long time.  It’s also … Continue reading