In a lot of my favorite RPGs, you can create a customized character to play as throughout the game. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Skyrim, Fallout, Saints Row, Destiny, Star Wars: The Old Republic, EVE Online… Designing a character is one of my favorite parts of playing a game like this, because I get to create… Continue reading Are Your RPG Characters Anything Like You?
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“The Witcher” Series: Reading vs. Playing
In the 1990's, Andrzej Sapkowski published short stories and novels set in an original fantasy setting. These center on Geralt of Rivia, a witcher who wields magic and hunts monsters. But I played The Witcher video games -- well, the second one, anyway -- before I ever read Sapkowski's books. It's only in recent months that I've… Continue reading “The Witcher” Series: Reading vs. Playing
Identity in RPG Video Games: Character Creation (and More)
When someone who's not into video games asks me why I like them so much, I say that for me, playing a video game is very much like watching a movie or reading a book. At the end of the day, video games offer entertainment, escapism -- and with the RPGs I like to play,… Continue reading Identity in RPG Video Games: Character Creation (and More)