[ #EDITORIAL] [#FEATURED] Why Would I Want to Play as Myself in a Game When I Can Play as Someone Cool Instead? | DualShockers — http://buff.ly/WR0Hyq
Video games are a great way to escape from reality. Even more so than movies and books, they provide the best way of stepping outside of our regular world because they allow us to be IN the game world. While that may sound bad on the surface, it actually isn’t. People need a way to get away from their daily struggles and humdrum existence. Games provide a safe and entertaining way of doing that. I personally love playing a game and letting myself get lost in its story and characters.
Games are also something that people take very personally, which makes perfect sense of course. You’re actually interacting with the game world and investing many hours into them. People want to actually inhabit the games they play and this is why many people — if the games have the option to allow it — create characters that resemble themselves. It’s a way to make an already personal experience even more intimate.
I’m not one of these people. I would never EVER create a character that resembles me or even create a custom one from scratch. Whatever is the stock model or whichever character is on the game box is the one I always choose. Most gamers love to customize their characters yet I shy away from doing that. Let me explain why.
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