One of the biggest hooks a game can have to draw me in, is a character creator. I really appreciate games that offer a lot of choices in them and having a character creator is a huge step in that direction, even if the story is fairly linear. It allows the player a very tangible…

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Bioware is known for writing characters with a great amount of depth to them. From Mass Effect to Dragon Age to Star Wars, their games have always been made or broken by their characters. This is one of the reasons the original Mass Effect trilogy excelled despite the overall plot seeming a bit generic sci-fi…

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Last month, I discussed Bioware’s treatment of their religious characters, specifically looking at Mass Effect Andromeda’s Suvi Anwar and Dragon Age II’s Sebastian Vael. While these two characters served to comment on many issues relevant to Christianity, they were by no means the only religious characters Bioware has in their games. With that being said,…

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Every year, Anita Sarkeesian and Feminist Frequency compile data on the genders of protagonists shown at E3. Their goal is to show how video games consistently prefer male protagonists over female protagonists. The desire is clear: they want more inclusivity, including more women protagonists in video games. When Persona 5 was released in the West, there…

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