Jan 232013
 

ftlFaster Than Light is a design masterpiece from developer Subset Games. It’s not about flashy graphics or cutscenes or famous voices or epic narratives. It joins – in my opinion – a prestigious fraternity of design-based games I feel is swelling in the Indie realm as of now.

For me, a guy who is normally all about pushing the limits of graphics and ambiance, blurring the lines between reality and the game, so to speak; playing games like this is like visiting one of those old open air pioneer museums. You might not be interested all the time, but on occasion it’s nice to go back and see what gaming was like before High-Def.

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Oct 012012
 

Science fiction is a tough genre to make a good film in. Sure, many try, but in general you can see a lot fall short. There are definitely classics in the genre, they’re just few and far between. The real gems in sci-fi are still those that can transcend the genre and stand alone as a great movie. They make you look past the often ridiculous premise and just see it as a phenomenal achievement. Does Looper deliver a truly puzzling sci-fi experience or does it fall short alongside its premise? 

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