As usual, I think too much. Lately, I’ve been thinking about why I play video games and why certain games resonate with me more than others. Yes, I’m about to write about how those games are a reflection of a deeper part of me. Nothing is safe from my brain.
I remember the first game that really resonated with me – Final Fantasy VII. It hooked me early and struck an emotional chord in my young heart. The loss of an important character in the story, combined with the beautiful soundtrack, mixed with the major plot twists – it was mind-blowing at the time.
I started playing more games and was introduced to Everquest – my first MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Role-Playing Game). What I believed was possible in gaming changed. Where Final Fantasy VII felt a large, sprawling world where I could conceivably explore each and every nook…
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