Why are Games so Obsessed with Twin Peaks?

David Lynch’s surrealist soap opera came out 21 years ago, but left an indelible–and inexplicable–print on video games, both old and new. Check out these four titles built on the back of Twin Peaks’s uncanny legacy.

Setting the Stage in Parasite Eve

A game’s setting can be used to great effect to enhance its themes. In Parasite Eve, New York City is the backdrop upon which the game’s messages are brought to startling effect.

Facing Your Fears In Persona 4

It can be the case that the most mundane things in our lives are what challenge us the most. Persona 4 embodies this with themes of small town living, teenage drama, and an intriguing murder mystery.