The mount mechanic is used to create a feeling of vastness, or add to the fantasy or Western aesthetic, but it might as well not exist, apart from a few optional “race” quests.
I never cared much about baseball. I enjoyed going to Orioles games, and I liked pretending to care who won. I liked being part of the crowd, the roar and groans. I liked cursing at opposing pitchers and seeing the sun set over the stadium, casting mile-long shadows.
The different stops that Daniel makes on his journey back to Osiris do feel like scenes in a desolate, Myst-like game, and it makes sense to me to view Daniel’s journey as a kind of heroic quest […]
I was 15 when Chrono Cross came out, and though at the time I was reading some poetry in my English classes, it was the video game that sold me on the power of verse.
We, as players, were instructed to go out into the world and collect data on monsters, that data often including a horrific backstory.
Is my fanfiction good? Of course not. Does it matter that it’s terrible? Also: of course not.
Now, we’re excited to announce the journal’s two newest editors: Phil Spotswood and J. Bowers.
I want to make art and magic and love. Garden. Be a caretaker and a creator. Seek tender glories.
We are calling for applications to join our small but scrappy party.
Here I am, about to run (with lots of help, of course) one of my favorite lit mags, in awe of the work that Joel and Justin have done over the past three years, honored to take a place at the top of the masthead alongside Alison (A.A.) Balaskovits.
For more than two years, we did our best to publish new, exciting work from dozens of incredible contributors.
Phantasy Star 0 played like I imagined a heroin overdose would feel: slow, stultifying, mind-numbing, a product of poor decisions.
“This city was once a happy peaceful place,” the opening text scrawl tells us. “Until one day a powerful secret criminal organization took over. This vicious syndicate soon had control of the government, and even the police force. The city has become a center of violence and crime where no one is safe. Amid this […]