Tag Archives: narrative

Gone Home: Nature of Game play versus Textual Story Content

In reference to game play and structure, Dear Esther, Gone Home, and The Stanley Parable are comparably unlike any videogame that I have played or am used to playing. These games involve heavily saturated plots and storylines, with basically not … Continue reading

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To Jump, or Not to Jump? That is the Question

I told myself that on this blog and the final paper that I was going to try and stay away from Dear Esther because it can be analyzed in many different ways but it has been my favorite game of … Continue reading

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Collaboration over Narrative in WoW

World of Warcraft is a game with two conflicting areas of play. One aspect of the game places a heavy emphasis on the vastness of the landscape. The world in which it takes place is massive; far too large to be … Continue reading

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A Comparative Study of Achievement in Warcraft’s World & Dungeon Play

(This is my blog post #3) The official Battle.net page for Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios—activities collectively referred to as instances by players—introduces the game mechanic by saying “[T]he world of Warcraft is filled with mystery, peril, and, most of all, … Continue reading

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The Importance of References and Thoughts on WoW’s True Narrative (Blog Post 3)

Reference: A certain quest in the Krasarang Wilds (part of the Mysts of Pandaria expansion) has you escort a group of pandas that are ambushed by a rain of arrows. The surviving panda asks you to help him up because … Continue reading

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Money and Power

Two of the most driving forces in the world are that of power and that of wealth. While often hand in hand, these assets impact the way people live their lives on a daily basis in order to obtain one, … Continue reading

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