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This is probably why my favorite Doctor Who story of the past season was Hide: one of the few episodes where the fate of the world wasn't at stake. I think it makes a good contrast with the preceding episode, Cold War, which is a good example of shoehorning Epic into a narrative that doesn't need it: The Doctor and…

Here's the thing: video games don't need to be political. While games can be used to tell a story or advance a message, they can also be completely viable when they have no story or message at all. This is a pretty unique thing among fictional mediums. A game can be completely free of politics and still be considered…