METROID DREAD

The Real Terror of Metroid Dread is Unrestrained Power

In the first hours of Metroid Dread, its horror trappings are set. The Galactic Federation sends bounty hunter Samus Aran to an alien planet to annihilate an advanced force of robots revealed to be nearly invincible. An ensuing game of cat and mouse becomes the main source of fear, but…

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The Fancies 2021: Steven Strom’s Game of the Year List

Another year, another landslide of problems to try and escape in the world of video games. I won’t go too deep on just how hard 2021 has been. I edited most of our end-of-year pieces by my coworkers. They already did a much better job of encompassing the struggles we…

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The Fancies 2021: Fūnk-é’s Games of the Year 2021

Sweet! We made it to the end. I’m glad we got through this. The year 2021 started off rough for me. My cat Joemama, one of my best friends in the world, passed away suddenly in January. I’ve dealt with death before, but only as a child, tangentially saying goodbye…

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The Fancies 2021: John Warren’s Top 10 Games of the Year

In a year I promised myself I’d play more Final Fantasy XIV to prepare for Endwalker, I ended up playing everything besides the best MMO on the market today. It’s not that XIV isn’t great, nor that I don’t want to see it to its magnificent conclusion. It’s more that…

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The Fancies 2021: Some of Imran’s Top Games of the Year

I don’t think we have enough appreciation for how weird 2021 has been for video games — or really anything. That anything came out this year is a small miracle; that enough really good things came out this year to fill a list, much less the list of 50 games…

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The Fancies 2021: merritt’s Top 10 Games of the Year

Games! Oh my god, games. These games rule. 10. Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective Were you into Where’s Waldo books as a kid? Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective is like one of those come to life — in fact, it’s an adaptation of a Japanese series of books with a similar premise…

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Games of 2021 As Pokemon

Chicory: A Colorful Tale Resident Evil: Village Before Your Eyes Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury 12 Minutes     Life is Strange: True Colors Boyfriend Dungeon Tales of Arise Operation: Tango Gnosia The Last Friend Previous years as Pokemon: Games of 2020 As Pokemon Games of 2019 as…

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A Girl is A Gun: How Violence Lives in the Body in Metroid Dread

The following article contains spoilers for Metroid Dread. Nintendo has called Metroid Dread an ending to an era for Samus Aran’s adventures, as it concludes a number of narrative beats and themes that originated in Metroid for the NES. As Samus’ struggle with the parasitic alien Metroids comes to a…

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