My Favorite Video Games of the Past Decade (2010s)

Since the decade is coming to a close and I’ve played a lot of video games in the last ten years, I thought I’d go down my list of favorite games that came out in the last decade or that I heavily played during that time period. These are not in order, as I enjoy these all for different reasons.

The Pop Culture Download #9: Man of Medan, The Royals, Steven Universe Movie, and More

I hope everyone had an excellent last two weeks since the previous Pop Culture Download (previously called “My Week Through Reading, Music, and More”). Work has been a little hectic so I took a week off of blogging… granted that’s basically been the entire summer. Hopefully once this work project is done I’ll be back in the swing of things. But in the meantime, here’s a breakdown of everything I’ve been enjoying from the pop culture realm in the last two weeks.


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Your Decisions in Video Games Don’t Effect the Plot

One thing about video games that I find a tad bit annoying is when your choices in the game don’t really have an effect on the outcome of the game. Now it may change a few minor details, but ultimately the game ends the same way. But that doesn’t mean I like them any less, in fact, some of these are my favorite games. In Dragon Age, you can do the Dark Ritual in Origins or skip it but either way you end up killing the Archdemon. And yes, one allows the warden to live but the dragon is still dead. In Mass Effect, you can save the council or let them die, but either way you stop the reapers from destroying the Citadel. In Until Dawn, you can choose what to do in key situations and the only thing that happens is relationship change/someone may die but the game still ends the same way, the wendigoes are destroyed.

Until Dawn: True Monster of the Game

Until Dawn is a teenage horror video game on PlayStation. Where your decisions effect how the characters feel about each other and if they live or die. And there are two plots playing out during the chapters of Until Dawn. One of the psycho and the other being the Wendigos. And you can argue who the monster or villain of the game is. But it’s quite complicated when you go through the game. Yes, the wendigos are the villain but it’s not the real monster of the video game.