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Problematic Enemies – The Banshee

This post represents my opinion only, and not that of my employer. Kristeva’s theory of abjection provides us with an important theoretical framework for analysing (…) the representation of the monstrous-feminine, in relation to woman’s reproductive and mothering functions. However,… Continue Reading →

One of Those Moments – Joker’s big mouth

So I’m replaying Mass Effect 3. I do that whenever I’m stressed out and when I feel particularly vulnerable. There’s nothing more comforting than revisiting the Normandy. I had forgotten about this moment, but it’s always hilarious to me. Joker… Continue Reading →

Adjutants

Abject 1. (of something bad) experienced or present to the maximum degree. In Mass Effect 3: Omega, there’s an enemy that tries very hard to live up to the previous success of the Banshee, but the Adjutant doesn’t quite make… Continue Reading →

A Villain of Utmost Refinement and Grace

Making the case why Solas is among the best game villains yet. Actually it could be argued that Kratos, in all his cold blooded toxicity, is even better but Kratos is not commonly seen as a villain. Solas on the… Continue Reading →

One of Those Moments – Introducing the Banshee

In Mass Effect 3 the Reaper invasion is happening full force, something Cmdr Shepard has warned the Alliance and the Council, two major forces in intergalactic politics, about since the first game. They’re attaching and they’re using the populations on… Continue Reading →

Monsters and Other Things

One of the reasons I started looking at problematic enemies specifically in BioWare games is because I know these games so well. I’ve played them over and over countless times. I’m not even kidding. I’ve actually lost count. The thing… Continue Reading →

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