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A.D.P. (In-Depth), Personal, Reviews

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – A.D.P. Review

My youngest sister has a form of chronic encephalopathy. You could also call it periventricular leukomalacia. It has to do with white matter, which is the tissue between gray matter that bridges the brain’s various regions. When you absorb information, gray matter is essential to storing and making sense of it, but white matter dispenses it across the brain as a connective conduit. Cognition, learning, reasoning – these faculties are dependent on both types of matter, but when it comes…

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BioShock 2 – A.D.P. Review

“Keep your politics out of my games,” some people will say. There’s no place for promoting ideologies and bashing others in entertainment. Besides, videogames are about escaping reality to shake off the burdens and chaos we sift through in our everyday lives, right? It’s one thing to complain when videogames have controversy for the sake of it, lazy dogmatism, virtue signaling, or toxic writing. It’s another matter if you think politics don’t play a part in their stories and even design…

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The Last Guardian – A.D.P. Review (+Video)

Delays are regretful yet reasonable expectations to have of ambitious video games. I recall anxiously anticipating Super Smash Bros. Brawl and roiling in agony each time it was pushed back. However, I had too much time on my hands since I was lamenting over two delays that only lasted three months total. This is nothing compared to others waiting a year or longer for Below, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Rime, or Star Citizen. As of the…

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Overwatch – A.D.P. Review (+Video)

I’m not prone to become engrossed in video games these days. Sure, I’ll fawn over the likes of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and DOOM while I’m playing them because they’ve earned my attention, but I don’t continue to invest in them or actively proclaim their greatness once I’ve had my fill. Regardless, who doesn’t wish to spread the good news of games like these that you enjoy once you’ve discovered them? We want to have others share…

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – A.D.P. Review

There can be a subtle difference between “bad” and “disappointing.” People like to conflate the two words, but whenever the former encapsulates something for me, it’s usually said with no holds barred. A video game that’s bad simply doesn’t receive any sympathy from me, which usually contains flawed design, generic gameplay, and/or a poorly written story. However, there can be another game with aspects like these that’s more disappointing than it is bad, which is primarily determined by how much…

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Alien: Isolation – A.D.P. Review

There’s a multitude of “must-see” movies that I haven’t watched yet. To Kill a Mockingbird, Predator, The Godfather, Back to the Future…my shameful list goes on and on until you’d realize I really haven’t set aside time for classics like these. Part of that comes from my free time being prioritized for video games, reading, and writing. Anything else on the TV or at the theater has to be pretty compelling to drag me away from my main hobbies, such…

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