[This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Ben Abraham, as he's assailed by Skyrim's dragons, on topics including the meaning and import of virtual death in Demon's and Dark Souls.]
A Nordic tundra. A distant figure is spotted running with great haste, all arms flailing and apparently trying to shout over the sound of the howling wind. As the figure approaches you make out "The dragon is coming! The dragon is coming!"
As the figure approaches you see it is none other than your trusty host of This Week In Video Game Criticism! Clearly something serious is going on. The figure arrives in a near-breathless state:
"The dragons are here! There's no time for a full run-down of the week's best blogging, writing and about video games – we've got to get back to fighting the dragons!
Brendan Keogh writing for GameRanx talks about Dark Souls in 'A time to grind'.
A dragon swoops out of the clouds and lands beside our figure. A change comes over him – an inner peace and composure – and then from his mouth blasts forth a shouted word of power. The dragon issues an answering roar and jet of flame, and our figure becomes shrouded in smoke and flame, the sound of spell and steel echoing across the tundra…
Apologies for the thinness of this week's post but, well… you know.
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