Hal Olson

Hal Olson
I'm not too picky when it comes to video games; if it's fun or has a good story, chances are I'll be a fan. My favorite game ever is Super Metroid, but other favorites include Metal Gear Solid 3, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Disgaea, Final Fantasy VI, and Xenoblade Chronicles.

Super Metroid – Telling a Story Without a Plot

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Super Metroid Tells a Story as a Game, not an Interactive Movie     It’s not contested that games have become a much more story-driven medium in the past five years, but when one thinks of the titles leading this charge, odds are that they will think of something…
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Life is Strange Limits Your Choices and That’s Okay

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Life is Strange shows that giving up control can be a good thing.   As games have gotten more and more complex, players and developers alike have become infatuated with options. Some of the most acclaimed games in recent years have pushed the boundaries of just how much agency…

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