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Child of Light
In the game, you can fly. Performing a good set is akin to flying- to piloting an entire audience to uncharted, unimaginable destinations. You also get to play music on a flute that turns villains (hecklers) into good guys.
Platform: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS Vita
IMO: 4.5/5 stars
Killer is Dead
This is walk-around magic for high-profile corporate clients that throw you into grinders. Prepare to fight/perform surrounded on moving bullet trains, mansions on the moon, narrow hallways, and in imperial palaces. You can pretty much get through the entire game doing the same combo/routine a thousand times. You also get to wear a cool suit.
IMO: 4/5 stars
Life is Strange
You have powers- you control/manipulate time! How is that not what you do in the moments before the magic happens, to an audience’s thoughts and feelings as you see them through a set. Some moments last forever, some are a blur- all depending on you, making for very dramatic video game performance. Your power changes the course of your life, and the entire game’s outcome is decision-based- pick a fate, any fate, and control it!
Platform: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC
IMO: 4/5 stars
Soul Calibur (all of them)
One of the moves is called Heaven’s Monument: after being knocked down, you push yourself off the ground with your bow staff toward the sky, and descend onto your opponent’s head/mind in a powerful recovery strike. Improvisation, awareness of opponent, knowledge of repertoire: if performing magic is a martial art, Soul Calibur is the reason. Find your character, fighting/performance style, weapon/prop of choice, and practice unto mastery. The game is a jam session that never ends.
Platform: PS1, Dreamcast, Xbox, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
IMO: 6/5 stars
The Move Unseen
A blog for magic.