Julie Muncy

Kingdom Hearts 3

'Kingdom Hearts III' is a Big, Beautiful Mess

The long-awaited game is also a perfect case for copyright law reform.
Julie Muncy
1.31.19
Not My Final Form

'Dishonored' Games Are Dark, Bloody Fables about Divine Right

Arkane's Dishonored games put the player in the center of the universe, in multiple ways.
Julie Muncy
6.1.17
Not My Final Form

How 'Hyper Light Drifter' Paralleled My Own Transition

Heart Machine’s game is preoccupied with the process of rebuilding. I played it at a time when I very much understood the instinct.
Julie Muncy
4.28.17
Not My Final Form

How the Heroes of Kingdom Hearts Find Strength In Transformation

The Kingdom Hearts series is full of convoluted lore, but its core message is profound.
Julie Muncy
2.7.17
hitman

The Elusive Targets of 'Hitman' Transform It into Transient Art

Most games let you load a save when you mess up, but in 'Hitman's Elusive Target mode, you only get one chance. Don't screw up.
Julie Muncy
10.17.16
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By Giving Religion Short Shrift, Video Games Ignore Part of What Makes Us Human

The lack of religious engagement in games is frustrating, because it's an avenue of human experience that the medium could certainly do justice to.
Julie Muncy
10.6.15
The Witcher 3

Just Passing Through: ‘The Witcher 3’ and the Legacy of the Rōnin

Geralt of Rivia is never truly welcomed anywhere. A hero with few allies and no home, his actions are evocative of the manga 'Rurouni Kenshin.'
Julie Muncy
6.5.15
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An Ode to Cheat Codes

Remembering the golden days of making your video games go absolutely batshit with just a few button presses.
Julie Muncy
5.6.15
Indie Gaming

Celebrating the Super Weird With Austin’s Indie Gaming Champions

Juegos Rancheros is a festival for the fascinating handmade oddities of the gaming world.
Julie Muncy
3.19.15