The Importance of Story in Video Games

BY KAYLYN HASLUND For the UAS Whalesong Video games have a lot of value in media. They are interactive and capture a wide audience. However, games without intense, immersive, and surrounding storylines really don’t have a lot of appeal to me. A storyline that doesn’t have a fully immersive plotline gives me no reason to…

“Never Alone:” Cultural Importance

BY KAYLYN HASLUND For the UAS Whalesong Continued from Alexa Cherry’s article. As Lexi has pointed out in her part of this article, the video game, Never Alone: Kisima Ingitchuna, has brought attention to the Iñupiaq community. The game, made by Upper One Games and published by E-Line Media, was made in conjunction with the…

The Game is On

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong Post-Halloween and pre-Christmas break is perhaps the most stressful time of year for students, because it heralds the arrival of final tests and projects. And, while I do not promote blatantly ignoring your problems until they go away (because most of the time, they won’t), sometimes you do…

A Far Cry from Homework

While you run about shooting people and trying to decide which of these is the less terrible option, you find yourself with other problems to deal with. It’s worth mentioning that this is a very difficult game, and you will die a lot. The AI is well-constructed, and enemies rarely have set patrol patterns. I have been walking along the side of the road and been purposefully run over by Min’s soldiers in their stupid red jeep. But what you really have to watch out for is the wildlife.