DCW502 Writing and Contemporary Practice

Review: Something Constructive

This essay on the adventures possible in modern video games was overall pretty funny. The introduction was creative, and the description of the author’s less-than-amiable relationship with his alarm clock was the highlight of this.

He goes on to describe a day in the life of a character he has created in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which is intricately and passionately relayed. It’s interesting that he never mentions the name of the game specifically, yet the way he describes it makes it easily recognisable. The tone of the adventure in the story is sometimes interrupted by anachronistic phrases, which could do with some revision, but the piece is entertaining and does what it is supposed to do.

The finale is really quite clever, and an excellent punchline for the surreal adventure that the reader has just experienced.

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