Cole's Culture

My musings on all things film, music, and video games.



How Forza Horizon 3 Helps Me Cope With My Anxiety

By Cole Henry First off, I'm not a very good driver in real life. In fact, there are few things I hate doing more than driving. It is a constant exercise in anxiety management because so much can go wrong... Continue Reading →

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My Moral Dilemma With Middle Earth: Shadow of War

By Cole Henry War, violence, slavery, oppressor vs oppressed, and the snuffing out of light by darkness are all themes handled in Middle Earth: Shadow of War. Some themes are handled well whilst others are introduced, seem intriguing, and then... Continue Reading →

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Isolation And Environmental Storytelling In Metroid Samus Returns

By Cole Henry A waterway made up of some unknown substance ebbs and flows in the background of some deep, ever spanning alien cavernous region. Dangerous lifeforms go about their otherworldy routines as they inhabit the dangerous, alien planet known... Continue Reading →

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My Hardest Boss Battle

By Cole Henry Video games, despite age or genre, usually revolve around some sort of central conflict. That conflict can be as remedial as collecting golden rings/coins in 2D platformers a la Super Mario World or Sonic 3, as intense... Continue Reading →

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A Retrospective: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)

By: Cole Henry It is storming incredibly hard outside, thunder and lightning break through the sky, rain taps at the window, and there is a young boy staring at an old CRT TV in his room with the biggest smile... Continue Reading →

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Red Dead Redemption: A Retrospective

The sun sets over a land that is dry and barren for as far as the eye can see, a coyote calls in the distance, buzzards circle overhead, and John Marston trains his Henry rifle on a horse thief who... Continue Reading →

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