Critical Compilation

Breath of the Wild

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Critical Distance is proud to present this Critical Compilation on Nintendo’s acclaimed 2017 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, curated by Autumn Wright. Autumn is an essayist doing criticism on games and other media. Follow their work at @TheAutumnWright. In…

Dishonored

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Critical Distance is proud to present its newest Critical Compilation, spotlighting Arkane Studios’ 2012 stealth action game Dishonored and its sequels, curated by Heather Dowling. Heather is a screenwriter at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. When she’s…

Final Fantasy VII

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This highly-anticipated Critical Compilation for Square Enix’s 1997 RPG Final Fantasy VII and its 2020 remake comes to us via Drew Byrd. Drew Byrd holds at least two media studies degrees and works primarily in public education. You can follow him on…

Sonic the Hedgehog

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Critical Distance is proud to present the latest in its new series of Critical Compilations, focusing on Sega’s iconic Sonic the Hedgehog series, brought to us by Waverly. Waverly (she/they) is a game artist and freelance writer who studies alternative game histories…

Resident Evil 2

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This Critical Compilation of Capcom’s 1998 Resident Evil 2 and its 2019 remake comes to us via Emma Kostopolus. Emma is a Ph.D student of Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Kansas, where her work focuses on the intersections of rhetoric…

Pathologic

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Critical Distance is proud to present the first in its 2020 series of Critical Compilations: Ice-Pick Lodge’s cult classic Pathologic and its sequel, Pathologic 2. This compilation is curated by Andrew Bailey, a Ph.D. candidate within the Art History and Visual Culture…

Kentucky Route Zero

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Critical Distance is proud to present this Critical Compilation of Cardboard Computer’s Kentucky Route Zero, written by Nicholas O’Brien. Nicholas is an artist and researcher that makes video games, digital animations, and installations addressing civic history, urban infrastructure, and overlooked narratives of…

Assassin’s Creed III

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Critical Distance is proud to present this Critical Compilation of Ubisoft’s Assassin Creed III, curated by Gilles Roy. A history scholar with game design training at Montreal’s INIS, Gilles is also co-editor at Play the Past. You can follow him on Twitter…

Mass Effect Trilogy

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Our latest Critical Compilation sets sights on BioWare’s landmark Mass Effect trilogy, brought together by Emma┬áKostopolus. Emma is a Ph.D student of Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Kansas, where her work focuses on the intersections of rhetoric and videogames as…

Assassin’s Creed II

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Critical Distance is proud to present this Critical Compilation of Ubisoft’s Assassin Creed II, curated by Gilles Roy. A history scholar with game design training at Montreal’s INIS, Gilles is also co-editor at Play the Past. You can follow him on Twitter…