Category Archives: Firing the Canon

Amidst a plethora of “Best of” and “Best Ever” lists, gaming has created an informal canon of classic works. “Firing the Canon” is all about examining sacred cows and the assumptions that created them. Why is classic-game-X so revered? What is the context of its release? What can we learn from it now? And, why wouldn’t it work now? Be critical, be cruel, be honest. Sharpen your knives.

Firing the Canon: Black Mesa

Black Mesa is a faithful recreation of Half-Life, for better or worse. It plays like a fusion of Half-Life andHalf-Life 2, as you might expect from a fan project attempting to recreate the original using the sequel’s engine. Well, more … Continue reading

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Firing the Canon: Planescape: Torment

Firing the Canon is a recurring feature where an MD contributor examines a classic game and interrogates its status. This week, guest contributor Edcrab looks at Planescape: Torment and the heights of, and limits of, its success. By Edcrab End … Continue reading

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