In Portal, you beat the boss on your own terms. GLaDOS is not alone in being the object of a satisfying boss fight that provides a fitting narrative and mechanical climax to a well-paced linear game. But she is unique in the sense that in killing her, you’re destroying the very heart of a gameworld, that’s kept you, the player, captive as much as it has the protagonist Chell.
About: Mary Goodden
My favourite games have plots, and love exploring the ways games tell stories. I've been "exploring" this on God is a Geek since January 2011, taking the odd break to play Super Smash TV, drink fine ale and rock out.I compare video games to romance novels, vent fury at celebrity voiceovers and nurse a severe Tomb Raider complex over at my blog, Well-Rendered.
Recent Posts by Mary Goodden
Mary gets to grips with the latest offering from the JRPG table, Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory – but is it worth investing the hours to complete, or is it a case of style over substance?
Like all good horror stories, The Walking Dead taps into a primal human fear. It’s a zombie story, and like many zombie stories, it doesn’t exploit our fear of death so much as our fear that all our earthly struggles are futile.
During a recent world tour for Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut, we had a chance to sit down with SWERY himself, to talk about all things Deadly Premonition.
On this week’s edition of Character Select, Mary takes a look at Wakka from Square Enix’s Final Fantasy X
In this week’s edition of Character Select, Mary takes a look at Deadly Premonition’s Francis “York” Morgan. Read the full article at GodisaGeek.com.
In this week’s edition of Character Select, Mary takes a close look at Uncharted’s Katherine Marlowe. Read the full article at GodisaGeek.com.
In this edition of Character Select GodisaGeek.com’s Mary Goodden takes a look at the Classic Lara Croft. Read the full article at GodisaGeek.com.
Mugen Souls describes itself as an “over-the-top, overwhelming RPG!” (exclamation mark included), and it’s probably worth noting that neither of those things are necessarily good. Read the entire review at GodisaGeek.com.
As long as games have sought to tell stories, they have used characters like Frank Pritchard to help them do so. Read the full article at GodisaGeek.com.
If you’re looking for a deep, strategic battle system or an accessible introduction to a genre that can sometimes seem impenetrable, Tales of Graces f is a solid choice.
In this edition of Character Select, Mary takes a look at the infamous, yet ever-so amazing, Bayonetta. Read the full article at GodisaGeek.com.
In the first of our ongoing Character Select articles, Mary takes a look at Mass Effect 2′s Mordin Solus. Read the full article at GodisaGeek.com.
We got a chance to talk to Sheldon Carter, Project/Creative Director at Digital Extremes, about the demo for Star Trek that we saw during our time at E3 2012. Check out GodisaGeek.com for the full interview.
Recent Comments by Mary Goodden
- October 6, 2012 on Character Select: Bayonetta