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You’ve met With a Terrible Fate, the next generation of video game theory. Every Sunday, we contemplate various aspects of storytelling in video games, take academic deep dives, discuss controversial subjects of gaming culture, and review games beyond the question of whether you should buy them or not.

If you wish to support us, you can do so at https://www.patreon.com/WithaTerribleFate.

With a Terrible Fate With a Terrible Fate

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You’ve met With a Terrible Fate, the next generation of video game theory. Every Sunday, we contemplate various aspects of storytelling in video games, take academic deep dives, discuss controversial subjects of gaming culture, and review games beyond the question of whether you should buy them or not.

If you wish to support us, you can do so at https://www.patreon.com/WithaTerribleFate.

    PAX East 2024, Second-Chance Games, and Perilous Platinums

    PAX East 2024, Second-Chance Games, and Perilous Platinums

    This week on With a Terrible Fate's podcast, we celebrate the communities, black sheep, and arduous challenges of gaming! We begin with Aaron breaking down With a Terrible Fate's lecture on bosses at PAX East last month, along with broader reflections on everything from cosplays to upcoming indie games you won't want to miss. All the talk of bosses leads us to Dark Souls II, one of the subjects of the lecture, inviting a broader discussion of why games which you or a fandom didn't initially enjoy can oftentimes be the most rewarding "new game plus" experiences. Then, with Dark Souls on the brain, we consider what may be the "Dark Souls" of platinum trophy experiences: Dan's journey to get the platinum on Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, what it means to the game, and how we find value in achievements more broadly. Finally, we round things out with a discussion of our current gaming adventures, including Dan's experience of Japanese history in Rise of the Rōnin and Aaron's Chekhovian madness on the way to the climax of Tales of Xillia.
    Be on the lookout for spoilers regarding the Dark Souls series, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Rebirth,  Rise of the Rōnin, Nioh, and Tales of Xillia.
    Articles Cited:
    • With a Terrible Fate at PAX East 2018: "How Games are Changing Serialized Storytelling"
    • Aaron Suduiko: "The Language of Trophies in Final Fantasy VII Remake"
     

    • 1 Std. 49 Min.
    First Thoughts on Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

    First Thoughts on Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

    This week on With a Terrible Fate's podcast, Aaron and Dan take a deep breath and dive into their very first, unfiltered, spoiler-rich thoughts about Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Save this episode until you've finished the main scenario and are ready to dig into its microscopic and macrocosmic implications! We're already eagerly planning new analyses centered on this latest addition to the Final Fantasy VII corpus, consistent with the spirit and approach of The Legacy of Final Fantasy VII Remake.
    Ahead of the Rebirth roundtable, we also anticipate With a Terrible Fate's lecture at PAX East 2024, which took place this past weekend! (The podcast was produced ahead of the convention.) We were overjoyed to engage a wonderful audience of hundreds of thoughtful, passionate gamers on the topic of bosses' interactive and narrative content over the course of almost three hours, and we're delighted to welcome many of these newcomers into the broader With a Terrible Fate community. Unfortunately, we encountered some unexpected recording issues and only walked away with partial footage from the lecture, but we're excited to share as much as we can with the entirety of our audience in one form or another in the near future. Stay tuned!

    • 1 Std. 18 Min.
    How to Get to Know a Video-Game Character

    How to Get to Know a Video-Game Character

    On this special edition of the With a Terrible Fate podcast just ahead of analyst Dan Hughes' wedding, Dan and Aaron wrestle with the marvelously multifaceted problem of how we can best come to understand the nature of characters in our favorite video games. What draws us to specific protagonists in party-based games? How can game-based conflict actually help us to better appreciate the characters that have been cast as bosses? How do game attributes like player choice and ludicrously long playtimes make it possible to know and support characters in ways unavailable to the heroes of books and film? What light can our favorite games shed on key moments in our lives, such as a wedding? Listen in to answer all these questions and more!
    Articles Cited:• Dan Hughes, "Understanding Xemnas in Kingdom Hearts II"
    • Aaron Suduiko, "The Philosophical Justification for FromSoftware's DLC"

    • 1 Std. 7 Min.
    Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, Infinite Narrative Lessons

    Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, Infinite Narrative Lessons

    This week on With a Terrible Fate's podcast on the storytelling of video games, we kick things off with a discussion of Dan's recent journeys through Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, only to discover the game as a surprisingly illuminating throughline for a rich diversity of reflections on the structures of serial video-game stories, the interpretation and analysis of our personal experiences within video games, and the evolving culture of expectations around major upcoming releases! Listen in for a conversation exploring the gamification of The Odyssey, the methodology behind interpreting a playthrough, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth's lessons about demos, and maybe even a lesson from Assassin's Creed III, 12 years later.
    Articles Cited:
    Dan Hughes, "Understanding Xemnas in Kingdom Hearts 2"
    Dan Hughes, "Solving the Puzzle of Roche in Final Fantasy VII Remake"
    Aaron Suduiko, "The Missing Soulmate in Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch"
    Aaron Suduiko, "How Elden Ring Turns Its Player into an Outer God"
    Aaron Suduiko, "Time's Arrow: Chester Burklight in Tales of Phantasia"

    • 1 Std. 26 Min.
    Video Game Analysts' Journey Across Japan

    Video Game Analysts' Journey Across Japan

    On the latest episode of With a Terrible Fate's podcast, Dan Hughes and Aaron Suduiko fire up the mics two weeks after their vacation in Japan to share stories from their journey and reflect on how their latest adventure through the cultural progenitor of so many video games has informed how they think about the medium! From stumbling upon the mythological origin of the Triforce to witnessing the inseparability of politics from religion in temple and shrine tours, this episode has something for every thoughtful gamer. Later on, Dan shares his first impressions of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, and Aaron offers a spoiler-free reflection on his playthrough of Inscryption, which he finished in the early morning hours ahead of the recording! Happy Belated New Year, and welcome to the 2024 edition of With a Terrible Fate's audio home for the literary gamer.

    • 1 Std. 26 Min.
    What Do We Do When We Talk About Games?

    What Do We Do When We Talk About Games?

    This week on With a Terrible Fate's podcast about the study and culture of video-game storytelling, we take a reflective look at the good, bad, and ugly of what it means to talk about games. Where does lore analysis end and literary interpretation begin, and how can streamed "book clubs" of games help create good-faith homes for a positive mode of analysis among common fans and thinkers? How might a game award show need to look different than film awards by virtue of differences in the medium? How can bad-faith internet personalities take advantage of the personal, experiential nature of games to lower standards of evidence in discussions with real stakes? What the heck do avatars have to do with the aesthetics of agency in gameplay? Buckle up: it's an overloaded podcast this week where we tackle all these questions and more!

    • 1 Std. 40 Min.

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