Critical Compilation

Abstract image evoking bird silhouette

Nier

By

Critical Distance is proud to present this Critical Compilation on Nier, put together by Michael Hancock, book review editor for First Person Scholar. You can visit First Person Scholar here, and visit Michael’s personal blog here. Cavia’s 2010 Nier is not a…

Read More
Featured Image #1

Spec Ops: The Line

By

Depending on who you ask, Yager’s military-themed cover-shooter Spec Ops: The Line is either the most exciting game of recent time, or the most disappointing. Some argue that it is incredibly insightful and provoking, challenging many of the most rigid and ingrained…

Read More
Featured Image #4

Uncharted 2

By

Editors note: This is the first Critical Compilation we’ve hosted in a long while, and it comes to us from our newest contributor, John Kilhefner. It’s been called visually stunning, a revelation in character writing and the greatest movie ever played. Regardless,…

Read More
Featured Image #3

EarthBound

By

“You confront the Abstract Art and its cohorts.” EarthBound was released in North America on June 1st, 1995. In other words, it was mainly played in the mid-90s by young Generation-Y gamers approaching adolescence (Maybe acquired on Christmas ’95, or a birthday…

Read More