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A Study in the Sociopathic: ‘Moebius: Empire Rising’

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This is an interesting piece that eventually morphed from what it was intended to be. This piece was meant to be a standard review for Moebius: Empire Rising, which can be easily identified when read. Another PopMatters writer took it upon himself to review the game before I had a chance to finish my review. So, inadvertently it became a blog post. I did pick up on the sociopathic tendencies of the main protagonist, Malachai Rector, based not so subtly on Sherlock from BBC’s Sherlock. I may go back and actually do an analysis of the antisocial protagonist, or how it relates to gaming protagonists in general. Sociopathic protagonists are more common than one might think. I might be more inclined if the game was more intriguing. I also might look at the not so subtle homoeroticism found in the game, and why it isn’t necessary. Again this is if I can find anything substantial enough to write a full post on.

A man arrives back at a New York antique shop from a trip to Spain after spending a week in the hospital. While there was quite a bit of bruising as a result of the trauma that hospitalized him, there is no permanent damage. As the shop attendant points out,  “A man that evaluates antiques for a living shouldn’t have to worry about being beaten by thugs.” That is of course, unless that man is Malachi Rector.

Full article can be found on PopMatters