I would like to preface this article by imploring that you play Portal, as my summary of the events and descriptions do not do the game justice, and the full experience can only truly be attained as a player. Recently I found myself unable to stop thinking about a 4-hour long puzzle game developed byContinue reading “Cheap Thrills: the Unsettling Nature of Portal”
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Kid Icarus: Uprising, Revival of a Franchise but Revival of a Myth?
Last time I went on a bit of a romantic tangent talking about Kid Icarus 1986 and how it adapts the Greek myth of Perseus, leaving the more obvious comparisons to other Greek myths for this piece. Namely how the protagonist of the series, Pit, looks a lot like Eros, better known by his LatinContinue reading “Kid Icarus: Uprising, Revival of a Franchise but Revival of a Myth?”
Kid Icarus: The Accidental Adaptation
In 1986, a developer at Nintendo with a love for Greek mythology pitched the concept for his game to his higher-ups: one that would combine the key traits of popular titles at the time. Set in a world inspired by Greek myth, the game follows the story of a flightless angel named Pit as heContinue reading “Kid Icarus: The Accidental Adaptation”