Join us on a journey through the Underworld. Or rather, journeys. Like, a bunch of them, because we’re talking about Hades, the latest Supergiant game following the adventures of the Prince of Hades in his attempt to escape his father/his father’s realm. We’re talking about the harmony of story and mechanics, the usefulness of deliberately sexy character designs, and whether being ahistorical matters at all.
Warning: This episode contains brief mentions of suicide in the section on The Myth of Sisyphus. Naturally, the middle section of the episode (the part introduced under the heading “Horny-Ass Video Game”) contains references to sexual content, though nothing explicit.
Some Sources You Might Find Interesting:
BORN TO DIE by Skeleton
Hades & The Gods (Story & Theme Discussion) by Superbunnyhop
The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
Why Everyone’s Horny For Hades by Ash Parrish
Hades is about erotic punishment by Nico Deyo
Where Are All The Fat Queer Video Game Characters? by Aimee Hart
What Hades Can Teach Us About Ancient Greek Masculinity by Autumn Wright
Black Athena, White Power by Denise Eileen McCoskey