When I felt as I did some hours ago, all I want to do is putz around in a videogame, inconsequentially. Whether it’s because of some back or side pain that’s taking up all my focus, or a general sense of background dread about the world and the future, it’s nice to boot into a new name, name my character something silly like Blue Hair Guy, and try to seize a free life for myself.
Until recently, I never saw much of the appeal of playing demos. Why play a demo when you can play the full game? Maybe it’s information overload in our current content culture, where you can spend a lifetime playing one small subsect of games without running out of new content, same for movies and albums? I ran into three examples that helped me figure out my stance: Without unlimited time, how can we play/do everything?
In ENDLESS WAR, I was thrust into a morality decision that I did not like, so I acted or perhaps overreacted in ways that best suit my core thoughts on life. This didn’t make the other happy. When I woke up, I found myself writing my life’s ethos over the period of roughly ten minutes. It’s not a perfect representation of every aspect of my beliefs. However, as a broad starter, I think it’s fair.