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Star Wars: Republic Commando : Doing Things Right

Sometimes it's nice to cut away all these gameplay vs. narrative arguments and just find a game that does both, and does them both right. Star Wars: Republic Commando is a terrific little piece of software. It is a first person shooter se...


Close, But No Cigar: The Mark of Kri

Inspired by Edgeís Time Extend article on the The Mark of Kri, I thought I would do my own writeup, which arrived at many of the same conclusions as the Time Extend. Nevertheless, I decided to post it since The Mark of Kri has six levels in...


Gender and Sexuality in Mass Effect

Mass Effect was a fantastic game from Bioware, burdened by its representation of sexuality and gender on the part of supporting characters. Expanding on this Escapist article by Ray Huling,, this post will take a ...


Surviving Nostalgia; Rayman 2: The Great Escape

Every few years, I come back to Rayman 2: The Great Escape for a play-through, at least a partial one. Why do I keep returning? I try to replay many of my old games every few years to purge myself of nostalgia, to see what stands the test...


Nothing Is Sacred: Genres and "RPG"

Weíve got a bullet to bite here folks, and itís not a pretty one. Itís the big elephant in the room, and itís only going to hurt us if we donít look at it. Weíve been seeing a great deal of ďNothing Is SacredĒ posts on RPGs, demonizing th...


Rise of the Argonauts: Impressions

I picked up Rise of the Argonauts for fifteen dollars last week, and I must say, Iím pleased with it so far. Itís essentially a retelling of the classic Greek tale of Jason and the Argonauts, except in this incarnation Jasonís wife is assas...


Culture and Mythology in The Legend of Zelda

Hey there Destructoid, Bryce here, but you can call me Khazar. I'll be fleshing out this page more thoroughly when I get the chance, but until then, here's a piece on, as the title suggests, mythology and culture in The Legend of Zelda seri...


About Khazar222one of us since 10:10 PM on 10.22.2009

Hello, I'm Khazar.

I'm a senior in college, with a major in English and a minor in Biology. I've been playing games since about age five from all across the spectrum of genres.

I am fascinated by the way games tell their stories, so much of this blog is devoted to looking at the design, writing, and style of video games.

Currently Playing:

Farcry 2
Spartan: Total Warrior
Dawn of War
Yoshi's Island (Game Boy Advance)
Rachet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Klonoa 2