Mods—What is it Good For?

For many years, PC gamers have had the ability to mod their games. It’s easier on PC because a PC is a much more agreeable machine than a gaming console where code isn’t easily accessed. Steam, the primary online source of games for the PC, has the Steam Workshop. This is an easy-to-use place for Steam…

The Nature of a Soulslike and Nioh

As I walked my character down a hallway I noticed a fuming yellow orb at the end of the corridor. This orb is a signifier of an item in the game Nioh. It was in a separate room, framed by a stone doorway. Upon entering the room I turn to the right, ignoring the item, and…

Design Analysis: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing game (RPG) that was released worldwide in November 2011. Its developer and publisher is Bethesda. It was released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows. A remastered special edition was released October 2016 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows. We will be…

Design Analysis: RimWorld

Tired, hot, and in mental anguish, fifteen colonists sprint through the forest in the dead of night. They reach their destination, an outpost, armed with assault rifles. The haggard group lines up, bracing for the conflict ahead. Their home, overrun with monstrous insects that burrowed in from underground. Looming in the clearing, a psychic ship, a…