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Video: The Messenger; Cliché and Creativity

Though Sabotage Studio's The Messenger may have turned heads for its slick gameplay and core time travel mechanic it also includes intelligent writing that elevates, and transforms, the material it clearly borrows from.

Here's my video on why The Messenger, which ostensibly has a fairly rudimentary story, uses nostalgia and well worn clichés as a framework for elevating its base text and creating a commentary on the way we tell stories in games.

 

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