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Outer Wilds Has Made Exploration In Other Games Boring

Outer Wilds Has Made Exploration In Other Games Boring

When it comes to video games, “exploration” is kind of a bullshit word, a sexier way of saying hey you’re gonna be doing a lot of running and stuff. “And stuff,” in this context, can be climbing, walking, riding a horse, swimming, or what have you. All the basic ways…

Ad Astra’s Existential Crisis Got Me Playing Destiny Again?

Ad Astra’s Existential Crisis Got Me Playing Destiny Again?

A strange thing happened to me after I walked out of James Grey’s Dad Issues (in Spaaaaaaaace) saga, Ad Astra — something I’ve not even remotely thought about doing for near enough a year. I sat at my PS4, thoughts about the film still jangling around in my head in…

Space Exploration is Nightmare Fuel and Outer Wilds Knows It

Space Exploration is Nightmare Fuel and Outer Wilds Knows It

Many games and movies sugarcoat the dangers of going into space. At worst, spacecraft explode when they’ve taken a critical hit, leaving you gawping at an unexpected Game Over screen. With a few exceptions on-screen death is too neat, too fast for you to ever see a member of the…