30°
Submitted by PaPa-Slam 498d ago | opinion piece

Not So Born For This

Platform Nation: Heroes generally fall into two categories: Marvel and DC. Just kidding, this isn’t that kind of article. I’m more talking about how heroes are usually portrayed as either a destined savior or just an everyman that happens to succeed (in the face of insurmountable odds and multiple real and/or pseudo deaths, but we’ll address that later). You’re probably more familiar with the two concepts than you realize; in just about any game that involves you defeating some world-conquering villain, you’ve played as one of these two archetypes. And given how many video games you’ve played in your lifetime, you’re probably a god damn scholar on the topic. (Culture)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

How one indie publisher accidentally found its own Mega Man, Castlevania, and Zelda (interview)

9m ago - Casey Lynch, Midnight City’s vice president of publishing, explains to GamesBeat why retro games... | PC
30°

Dark Souls 2 Players Have Collectively Lost 13,051,713,397,869 Souls

11m ago - Kotaku UK: That. That is a big number. I had to turn my phone sideways and everything to work tha... | Xbox 360
40°

Microsoft’s Xbox One plans in China: cheap games, less censorship?

12m ago - Now that consoles are legal in China, everybody’s trying to figure out how to get into the market... | Xbox One
30°

Contact Vector - First Look | Cliqist

45m ago - Nathaniel writes: “First of all, the demo is gorgeous. I’ve never seen 3D models rendered this we... | PC
Ad

Enter to Win a PS4 and More!

Now - We are buying one lucky N4Ger a PS4 just for commenting on any N4G story! | Promoted post
40°

Batman: Arkham Origins: Blackgate - Deluxe Edition Review | Worlds Factory

58m ago - Worlds Factory: "Overall though, the game has serious issues with its design which unfortunately... | PC