My name is Matt Faherty. I’m from Garrison New York, but currently live in Shanghai. I graduated from the University of Chicago in 2014 with a BA in History.

Email – enclave113@yahoo.com

Introduction to the website:


10 thoughts on “About

  1. Great site. Video game criticism right now is still in its very early stages, and a lot of it is just… not very good, yet, possibly because the medium is still ingrained in that “hobbyist press” style of fan-journalism that focuses on simply reviewing over anything else. So seeing a site like this makes me really happy.


    1. Thanks, I really appreciate it. For the most part, I use this blog as a sort of journal to practice writing and figure out my thoughts on video games, but it’s nice to know that somebody is reading it. Out of curiosity, how did you discover the site?


      1. I was browsing the tag for either “Chaos Theory” or “Time Travel” because I had labeled one of my stories with it, and I saw some post. It was about the “Life is Strange” ending, which I don’t know why I clicked considering I’ve never even played the game! Very weird way to discover a site.


      1. Thank YOU for the insights and excellent and engaging writing (it’s a talent writing academically-inclined essays/articles and not boring your audience). I’ll keep coming and sending my buddies over for as long as there are thoughtful reads. Cheers.


  2. Fantastic blog. Found it randomly searching some stuff about Order 1866 and read through your 3 part plot analysis :- ) Sure brought some closure to this game for me. I did enjoy it, if for nothing the world building, general art and great environments being an architectural fan, but was rather let down but the whole narrative (gameplay is poor but that is something I can get by on as I search for many more qualities in games than that).

    Bit hard this to orientate here, but some great writting… Perhaps start a FB page too ? So it’s not just somewhere out…here.


    1. Thanks, I actually do have a Facebook page for the blog but I stopped updating it a while ago since it seemed to have even less traffic than this blog. Currently I use this site primarily as a sort of journal to get down my own thoughts on video games. The three-parter on The Order 1886 in particular was an instance where I couldn’t stop thinking about a game, so I sat down and belted out 5,000 words with no breaks. I would have exploded if I hadn’t expressed somewhere how inane the whole story is.

      Anyway, thanks for reading, feel free to share the website to anyone who might be interested.


  3. Juan Benites

    Dude, keep working ike this, you´re blog is amazing!! now thanks to you i understand whole Metal Gear franchise, Regards from Peru


  4. Ruckus

    Impressive entries on the Metal Gear series. I especially enjoyed the 6-part article on Big Boss vs. Venom Snake, an area of the series in which I had gaps I needed to fill. Needless to say, your article made everything make sense. Your writing is excellent also, making each article enjoyable to read. Keep it up!


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