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Parasitic Kin: The Symbiotic Relationships in Iconoclasts and Metroid Fusion

*Spoiler warning: This post discusses the general plot and specifics from the endings of both Iconoclasts and Metroid Fusion. Released earlier this year for the PC, PS4, Vita, and most recently on the Nintendo Switch, Iconoclasts is a puzzle-platformer developed by Joakim Sandberg over the course of the last decade. Constructed using a bright and …

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Adventure Game Hauntology: Comparing the Nostalgic Horror of Oxenfree and Night in the Woods

In the Netflix television series, Stranger Things (2016), a group of spirited adolescents become entangled with a cosmic horror that is stalking their small, midwestern town. Set in the 80s, the show makes no attempt to conceal its very obvious sources of inspiration from the time period with posters for canonical horror movies like The …

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