I love playing video games, and I’m sure my readers know this about me by now 🙂 I think one of the most alluring reasons people enjoy them is being able to be in the shoes of the main character. There are many more aspects of the game itself of course, but if the protagonist isn’t interesting or appealing, the game won’t leave as great a legacy as others.
Freedom And Choices
When I think about the greatest games of all time, I first imagine the character. Sonic, Link, Mario, Master Chief, Cloud, Lara Croft, Kirby, Pac Man and many more (most of the roster on Smash Bros. consists of these legends). That’s why I play them and that’s why they are still releasing games till this day for most of these franchises. Whether it’s their gender, sense of adventure, attitude, or emotions, I want to get into their shoes and experience the journey with them.
I want to be them every time I turn on my console. I look forward to interacting with their world, and living in an imaginary world that seems real (especially nowadays!).