Jimquisition
Think of the Children!

Jim Sterling | 15 Oct 2012 16:00
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Children are the holy grail of conflict.

In media, they are the go-to solution for instant dilemma in a can, a way to garner immediate sympathy from an audience because they're children, and children are sooooo sympathic. Except, really, it doesn't work that way. Most kids in fiction are irritating, and it's because writers use them so lazily.

At least one game gets it right. So right it should shame almost every writer in existence.

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Jim Sterling is The Escapist's reviews editor and produces Movie Defense Force and Jim & Yahtzee's Uncivil War, alongside Jimquisition. He also hosts the FistShark Marketing podcast, and does videos on his stupid YouTube channel. He wears good quality ties, not great, but nice enough.