Recently, I’ve been making a point to make notes and chronicle observations from the games I play in order to make some video essays about them and why they either appeal to me or don’t. This has been my project lately and it has been a fun exploratory release.
It was a bright, lovely day in a world not all that ACTUALLY it’s a world that’s super drastically different than our own. Like, absurdly so. Where cat people shoot fireballs out of their hands and stuff. And the term “adventure” is thrown around wildly. And the common form of transportation happens to be jumping on the back of a giant bird.
We need heroes. We need those larger than life personalities that we can get behind. People we can root for. That face challenges and overcome them. It’s what we want, it’s what we need.
Heroes are not born. They are created. Sometimes it’s by trial. Sometimes it’s by hard work and success. Sometimes it’s by loss.
And sometimes, they are created through a handy character creation tool on games such as Final Fantasy XIV.