This week from female game journalists: politics, Final Fantasy XV, and closeted Telltale characters.
Leigh Alexander weaves together Westworld, video games, and the election to argue that it’s time for a new power fantasy. [HowWeGetToNext]
Danielle Riendeau wrote about Quinnae_Moon’s rousing speech at GaymerX East on the importance of play in dark political times [Waypoint].
Alisha Karabinus explores how the narrative of Dishonored 2 is constructed wholly of women’s stories. [nymg]
Allegra Frank explains why the affection between the four male friends is the heart of Final Fantasy XV [Polygon].
Nia explains why she thinks Xenoblade Chronicles X deserves to be 2016’s Game of the Year. [SheAttack]
Jillian examines Tales From the Borderlands, Game of Thrones and Batman: The Telltale Series to explain why Telltale’s leading men are trapped in the closet [FemHype].
Jennifer Allen on why Rose of Winter is a more progressive Otome game than most [remeshed].
Marion Constante finds Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade to be mostly entertaining [GameIndustryBiz].
Resident Evil 7 is getting back to the series’ survival horror roots, writes Aoife Wilson after playing 5 hours of the upcoming game [Eurogamer].
Quern – Undying Thoughts is a fantastic first person exploration adventure completely loaded with puzzles, according to Azralynn [YouTube].
Megan Crouse compares playing as Emily vs. Corvo in Dishonored 2, and finds both experiences to be pretty good [DenOfGeek].
Lots of women reviewed Final Fantasy XV, and most really like it. [remeshed]
A cool feeling: getting destroyed by readers for an opinion on a game then months later seeing a male coworker praised for the same opinion.
— Chloi (@_chloi) November 30, 2016
Every RPG: This town has troubles and only a recently arrived stranger in a ridiculous outfit can solve them.
— Amanda C. Davis (@davisac1) November 30, 2016
Westworld: games reveal your true nature is darker than you’d ever assumed
Me: I accidentally caught a bee in Skyrim and now I feel real bad
— Keezy 💀 Young (@KeezyBees) November 28, 2016