I love video games because...

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by Rubix » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:22 pm

Going to have to go with escaping everyday life and I love to get lost in a good interactive story

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by Trelliz » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:26 pm

Knoyleo wrote:I know I've been whinging a lot lately about games, as a time sink, and that I don't enjoy them as much as I used to, or that I find too many games do the same things, but I still think, as a medium, they're actually incredible, and I think there's still a long way to go before we fully realise the kind of experiences that can be had.


As a fellow misanthrope I agree, and think you've hit on an important point. I was also whinging (which sparked your whinging ;) ) about games which don't respect your time or earn their bigness or time sink-ness - I absolutely love Yakuza 0, the constant back and forth between serious crime drama and utterly surreal side activities is unlike almost anything I've played before. Every side-activity is unique and has an interesting/sad/funny story to tell, doesn't feel like filler and is part of the game's balancing act between comedy and tragedy (also no microtransactions). I love games that make me genuinely laugh while also telling a touching story - something Yakuza and Saints Row do very well.

I love that games let you experience things, places and people that are no longer around, you are unlikely to experience in person or in your lifetime, but they give you agency and interaction with those worlds in a way which films and books can't. I will probably never bomb a ferrari around southern italy, the nurburgring or the scottish highlands, but in Forza I can.

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PostRe: I love video games because...
by Cal » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:45 pm

Escapism. Fantasy. Characters. Art. Music. I'm as much in love with what goes into making a game as the games themselves (if not more). If I was twenty years younger, I'd hopefully be working the industry in some creative capacity. I was just a bit too old to catch that curve when it really kicked in. But the games I love are the ones that inspire me creatively, musically, etc. While there might be much to criticize in 'the industry' (and there is), at the bottom of it all there is just the art. That's what I originally came for, and that's what I stayed for. Still just as easily mesmerized by all the pretty pictures.

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by Gemini73 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:47 pm

Cal wrote:Escapism. Fantasy. Characters. Art. Music. I'm as much in love with what goes into making a game as the games themselves (if not more). If I was twenty years younger, I'd hopefully be working the industry in some creative capacity. I was just a bit too old to catch that curve when it really kicked in. But the games I love are the ones that inspire me creatively, musically, etc. While there might be much to criticize in 'the industry' (and there is), at the bottom of it all there is just the art. That's what I originally came for, and that's what I stayed for. Still just as easily mesmerized by all the pretty pictures.


Was it you, Cal, that used to render the Doom styled corridors?

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PostRe: I love video games because...
by Ironhide » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:53 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:The reason I love video games is simply because it allows me to do things I can't in real life.


This.

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by Cal » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:06 pm

Gemini73 wrote:Was it you, Cal, that used to render the Doom styled corridors?


You can tell a lot about a game by the quality of its corridors. ;) Doom 3 had some of the best - for its time.

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PostRe: I love video games because...
by Gemini73 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:13 pm

Cal wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Was it you, Cal, that used to render the Doom styled corridors?


You can tell a lot about a game by the quality of its corridors. ;) Doom 3 had some of the best - for its time.


Indeed. Doom 3 is a particular favourite of mine.

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PostRe: I love video games because...
by Ad7 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:42 pm

Brerlappin wrote:
Ad7 wrote:I love videogames because I've only got one leg.


Came here for this reply :lol:


Clever bastard!


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