As a contributor for Dork Shelf, I write about videogames.

Here are some articles on the topic:

The Imaginary Horror of Firewatch - Campo Santo's Firewatch uses a well worn story mechanic charcateristic of the best classic American horror. 

The Restart: Crash Bandicoot, Last Platform Hero - With Crash Bandicoot, Naughty Dog perfected the formula to create the last true console mascot.

The Restart: TIE Fighter - Just a day on the job working for the Empire.

High Five To Start: Spacebro Justice Rocket - Saving the universe, one fist-bump at a time.

The Restart: Sega's Batman Returns - Before Gotham, Oswald Cobblepot was a gimmick-stealing villain in Sega's movie adaptation.

The Restart: Sonic & Knuckles - Sonic's slow slide into irrelevance began when he first got upstaged in his own franchise.

The Restart: Ecco The Dolphin - The Genesis classic that misguidedly sacrificed story for the sake of value.

This is Snake - In search of the true face of the storied Metal Gear protagonist.