Category Archives: Theme Analysis

Fallout 3: Broken Sacrifice

How Broken Steel broke the ending of Fallout 3 Continue reading

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Bioshock: Corruption and a Different Class of Criminal

A look at what consititues crime in Andrew Ryan’s paradise. Continue reading

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BioShock: Corruption and Medicine

as always, the below contains spoilers… Bioshock provides an environment built around an objectivist society.  The game explores how the high, well-organized ideas, presented so well by Andrew Ryan, fall apart.  One of Ryan’s main concepts is that there should … Continue reading

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Fallout 3: Weapons of Mass Destruction and Morality

How Fallout 3 Treats its most destructive elements: by giving the player choice. Continue reading

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Fallout 3: Robots of the DC Wasteland and their Moral Imperitives

A look at the robots of Fallout 3, and how they act amongst a good neutral evil spectrum. Continue reading

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Fallout 3 Tech: The Men with the Big Guns

A look at Fallout 3’s attitude on technology, and how it doesn’t treat it as good or evil, but divides it evenly. Continue reading

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Bad Parenting in Mass Effect 2: Those Alone

The nature of orphans in Mass Effect 2, and Shepard’s true role as intergalactic father figure. Continue reading

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Bad Parenting in Mass Effect 2: The Sins of the Father

A look at the perspective of the fathers in Mass Effect 2 Continue reading

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Bad Parenting from Mass Effect 2: Not the Man They Thought I Was Back Home

A look at the emotional relationship between Jacob and Ronald Taylor, and Tali and Rael’Zorah. Continue reading

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Bad Parenting in Mass Effect 2: My Father Made Me For His Dreams

An examination of the failures of fathers who expected too much in Mass Effect 2, specifically Miranda and Grunts fathers. Continue reading

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