It’s been odd these past couple days for me to be so dang “glass half full”. Tho I think it’s related to a) forementioned great project; b) wifey and I finally reached 100% on Lego Star Wars (those who play know that isn’t easy); and c) completing an independant game called Iji.
To those who play, Iji is a classic side scrolling platformer with great writing, great music, and a main character you can believe. Tho what really got my bacon was the ending stats screen which said I killed a huge number of enemy characters I didn’t need to. This is after an entire storyline devoted to the idea of the insanity of having to kill just to get your voice heard. It really hit me how greatful I am knowing I don’t have to make decisions of that order of magnitude in my real life.
While I’d like to say my kill ratio was just because I’ve played games so long, the fact that I can look back and see many places I could have just run makes me think I should not be playing such violent games.