StoryScan: Final Fantasy Tactics and Character
Final Fantasy Tactics uses a Corruption Arc to show what happens when a character sacrifices their integrity to reach their goals.
StoryScan: Octopath Traveler and Setup/Payoff
The disconnect between setup and payoff in Primrose’s tale leads to a stale, repetitive story with nothing new to say.
The Feminine Journey
The Feminine Journey is a feminist interpretation of the Hero’s Journey that focuses on emotional growth.
About Cutscene University
At Cutscene University, our goal is to teach the essentials of storytelling by using the vibrant, engaging stories from both classic and modern video games.
Narrative Analysis 101:
Narrative Analysis 201:
Go beyond the basics with topics like exposition, pacing, and stakes.
StoryScan: Critical Hits and Weak Points
Study the highs and lows of popular video game stories.