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Posts tagged “storytelling

Musings of Mudora XIV: A Fluctuating Banner

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I haven’t had this much fun pointing and clicking since my childhood days playing Myst. But while I was often utterly alone on a mysterious island back then, in The Banner Saga I’m in command of a sprawling caravan journeying across an expansive land where the sun has stopped moving in the sky. As the leader of both men and Varl (giant badass horned viking people) I must make decisions that, more often than not, mean the difference between life and death for my people.

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Musings of Mudora XII: Memories of the Moon

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How’s that for an alliterative title? I’ve recently begun a sort of “indie game binge” wherein I play a bunch of indie games that I’ve heard promising things about. They’re a nice break from the 15+ hour blockbusters that I’ve been playing and give me a wider spectrum of games-played for our end of the year podcast. The shorter playtime may also explain why RtP! has made more than one post in the same week! Wow! But moving on to the main topic, and boy what a topic it is, I’ll start off by saying it’s a shame this game escaped my radar in 2011 because Freebird’s To The Moon would have rivaled Ghost Trick as my pick for best game story of the year.

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Musings of Mudora XI: Stanley’s Job

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With the recent release of the HD remake of The Stanley Parable on Steam, I decided to give the game a spin after hearing promising things about an intriguing demo. I skipped the demo hoping the game would be more rewarding by knowing next to nothing about it. I was right. (Still, having watched the demo afterward I must give them credit for creating a demo that very accurately portrays what the experience will be like while at the same time showing next to nothing of the actual game). This article will offer my brief analysis of the game without spoiling any of the actual in-game events.

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The Best Game Stories of 2012!

We reveal our picks for the best video game stories released in 2012. Spoiler free cast!


Rescue the Princess! to Host Amazing Panels at Ohayocon 2013!

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It’s a new year and RtP! has some big plans for 2013. We’re starting off by taking over two American conventions early in the year. We’re hosting panels, crafting cosplay and being cool. We’re also looking forward to what 2013 will hold for video games as players and developers continue to discover new ways of exploring storytelling in games.

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Rescue the Princess! – #0018! The Open World Game

It’s podcast #18 and RtP! has gathered together to discuss the concept of open world video games and how storytelling can work (or not) within them. Youtube video is audio only with pictures. Download MP3 below!

Games discussed, no real spoilers:

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Grand Theft Auto IV
Red Dead Redemption
L.A. Noire
Batman: Arkham City
Fallout 3
Persona 4

Download audio only version HERE!


Musings of Mudora VIII: The Simple Beauty of Journey

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Journey is the new downloadable game on the PSN developed by thatgamecompany. It’s $14.99, takes a few hours to beat, and is one of the best experiences I’ve had in a video game. You play as a traveler in a desert, making your way to a shining mountain in the distance. What got me interested in this game in the first place was the art style. The lighting, shadows and simplicity of the environments are just…wonderful. There isn’t much in regards to gameplay. You can walk and look around and with the aid of your glowing scarf, jump into the air. You can collect pieces of light that add to your scarf allowing you to jump and float for longer periods of time.

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Musings of Mudora – V: My Love Affair with Catherine

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Catherine tells the twisting tale of Vincent Brooks, the laid-back ordinary shlum of a guy whose life gets turned upside down when his girlfriend starts hinting that she wants to get married.

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3 Great Game Stories You CANNOT Miss of Q1 2011

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The first quarter of 2011 (that’s January to March! But WE’RE INCLUDING APRIL) has come and gone…and we’ve already contenders for the coveted RESCUE THE PRINCESS BEST GAME STORY OF THE YEAR! Really?? Oh, indeed! What three games have pieced together b-rock’s shattered heart and superglued it with AWESOME? Find out now!

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Let’s Play! Dragon Age II! Parts 1-10! No Commentary!

Part 1 – Intro of ACTION!

It’s the intro! A sexy dwarf interrogated, a sexy Seeker interrogating, and so the legend of the Champion of Kirkwall begins! HEY, SPOILERS FOR THE ENTIRE GAME FROM HERE ON! Hit the jump for the rest!

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Let’s Play! Dragon Age II!

Rescue the Princess! b-rock plays Bioware’s “Dragon Age II” from start to finish! That’s right, the entire game! Only showing dialogue and cutscenes though! Maybe some fights if it’s really important! Here’s the preamble! Keep an eye out on our Youtube channel or our own Let’s Play Dragon Age II page for the rest!

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Rescue the Princess Super Year End Award Spectacular: b-rock’s Top 5 Game Stories of 2010

Best Game Stories of 2010 CHOSEN WITH DESTINY AND JUSTICE

Ready your bodies and souls for 2010’s best game stories as decreed by b-rock, Rescue the Princess’ Personification of Discordia! The OFFICIAL and DEFINITIVE LIST…until Cooleto or Lost Link put up theirs!

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