Video Games

L6VMd3As of writing this blog post, my “I” key has been broken due to playing video games too much.

What’s your favorte vdeo game? My first video game was Chrono Trigger. Back when I was a wee laddie, I saw my much bigger brother play it and it looked so cool when the characters did all those crazy stuff with their weapons. In particular, there was this battle where this red-haired spiky dude flew up to the sky and slashed this giant skeleton monster and suddenly this biggo ice rock appeared out of nowhere.

I was a kid at the time so when I tried playing somethng that complicated, I sucked balls and couldn’t get past the third boss. My brother then proceeded to give me his New Game+ and I started kickin’ ass like there was no tomorrow.

The graphics was what hooked me in. It was a complicated game and a 4-year old couldn’t have possibly figured out the game mechanics of elements, item effects and efficient party management. The cool anime-esque retro graphcs though, oh man. The effects too, with those fire, lightning and ice magics and stuff. Not to mention the cool story, landscape, the background music. It wasn’t after I was a bit older that I could fully appreciate and enjoy the game. When I replayed the game as an older teen, I realized how awesome this game is compared to the rest of the games I’ve played. I didn’t even know about the Final Fantasy series and I thought FFVI was practically just a Chrono Trigger knockoff (granted they were made by the same creators)

Jump forward a decade and a half and I’m still playng video games. The stuff is wonderful, addictive and it’s an entertainment media that’s pretty special. It immerses you in so many different worlds in roles that you would never imagine. Tell you such wonderful stories in so many different angles in a way so much better than a book, movie or TV show ever could. Video games is even slowly evolving to a point where you can make money out of just playing video games. E-Sports and streaming live, Youtube. Maybe someday I might make a living off of it too.

 

Of course everything is good in moderaton. Video games has its bad points too. It’s so good that it’s addictive, and it can really affect your life if you don’t control the habit. After all, it’s so good that people have died over playing too long, and it’s not even unusual at this point to hear about someone dying after god knows how many hours of non-stop gaming.

 

Still, I can never forget the story of that kid who bumped into a princess, got locked away for stuff he didn’t do by an evl chancellor and then suddenly had to save the future because a giant porcupine that crash-landed onto the earth during the tme dinosaurs walked the earth decided to shoot needles everywhere.

What was your frst video game?

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Video Games

  1. Hello! Admittedly, I clicked on your post solely because I laughed the first time your “i” key was missing but I’m glad I stayed and read it all!
    I must ask, did your younger self save the princess in the end?

    I’ve heard a lot about gamers dying due to 24 hour and longer sessions. But looking into it, I found it was a mix of much more- energy drinks, poor eating habits and health etc. But I completely agree that it can become addictive. I just think it’s the lifestyle choices that are made around and outside of video games that can be so costly!

    But- to a happier note. My frst video game (see what I did there)? I honestly can’t remember. It was definitely on the PS1, but it could be anything from Spyro and Crash Bandicoot to Duke Nukem and Tomb Raider.

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    1. Oh my! Someone actually commented on my blog. I honestly didn’t expect my blogs to be read by anyone!

      I did save the princess in the end but I actually had more of a crush for the nerdy best friend over the beautiful feisty blonde girl.

      Sadly, I didn’t get a PS1 when I was a kid so I haven’t tried Spyro and Duke Nukem. However, I remember Crash Bandicoot fondly, it was very fun, colorful and silly. Tomb Raider on the other hand scared me away because of the controls being so hard! I’m surprised my brother could play that thing.

      And yes, I saw what you did there hahah

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  2. Well, count me in as a reader! I look forward to your next post! And to be honest, I’m sure you had a few lurkers too!

    That’s always the downfall of games where you can’t pick your own story. You often want to take a different direction (in this case, the nerdy best friend).

    If you ever do get a chance to play Spyro I would, Duke Nukem you didn’t miss out on too much. But Spyro I’d play today if someone put it down in front of me!

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