Genshin's Hilichurl and Gaming's Colonialist Impulse
Genshin Impact continues a long standing practice of depicting enemies as racist caricatures, reinforcing the colonialist design of RPGs.
In Pursuit of Color: Being Brown in MMOs
As I search for my first online adventure in years, I recall the difficulty of finding spaces that will allow me to be brown.
Abolish the Aristocracy: Beyond Royal Protagonists in Fire Emblem
What does a Fire Emblem game look like without the nobility? In this post, I consider how it might be time for the franchise to turn its back to the throne.
Lyn's Marginalization in Fire Emblem: Blazing Blade
Lyn heroically overcomes prejudice and grief on her journey to rescue her grandfather, only to be relegated as Eliwood and Hector's moral support.
A Chance at Legend: Revisiting Anticipation for the New Final Fantasy VII
For my first post, I reflect on the Final Fantasy VII Remake announcement from five years ago, and dig into why it made me so excited for its release this month even though I've never played the original.