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Xenogears, Xenosaga, Xenoblade

Critical Distance is proud to present this Critical Compilation of the Xeno games — Xenogears, Xenosaga and Xenoblade — curated by Brian Crimmins. The Xeno games, Tetsuya Takahashi’s pet project and meta-series, are remembered as dense video games. And I don’t just…

Metroid’s Samus Aran

Critical Distance is proud to present this Critical Compilation of Nintendo’s series-spanning heroine Samus Aran, curated by Video Game Heart‘s Grayson Davis. Since 1986, the Metroid series has received much attention. The NES original, 1994’s Super Metroid, and 2002’s Metroid Prime are…

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Dragon Age II

Critical Distance is proud to present this Critical Compilation of BioWare’s critically polarizing Dragon Age II by Rollin Bishop, as part of our new series of commissioned features. Dragon Age II is a divisive video game, but not so much within critical…

Deadly Premonition

Critical Distance is proud to present this Critical Compilation of cult classic Deadly Premonition by Robert Hughes, which represents the first in our new series of commissioned features. Since its staggered transcontinental release in 2010, Deadly Premonition has been a source of…

February 1st

Critical Distance is proud to present this special guest roundup by games writer and diversity advocate Jill Murray. Hello fine readers! I’m Jill Murray, a writer you might remember from such games as Assassin’s Creed Liberation, and Your Shape Fitness Evolved: 2012….