Tim Rogers is the best videogame critic out there. He combines a sophisticated understanding of how games work, with thoughtful appreciation of symbolism, and a great deal of words.
My favorite is his reading of his review of Bioshock Infinite
For people who hate youtubes however, you can find the text of it here.
His exegesis on the line "Bring us the girl, and wipe away the debt" is worth the price of admission.
On a more mechanical orientation, you should read his explanation of the nascent Dark Souls phenomenon way back in 2015.