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I have lived and died thousands of times. I have walked every road, charged
It has been a not-so-grand while since I've messed around with Poetry Corner. I promised GIO a month ago that I would reboot it, but I never got around to it, but now... that has changed. I'm making myself do this. I'll try the best that I can to comment on all of the poems, we'll see how it goes, but I'm happy with the poems I have received from the community.
Anyone who plays video games, and plays for their story, has had that moment in their history of the medium we love and cherish. That moment when skin tingles, you get goosebumps, and you feel all of your focus driving into the heart of the screen, down into the game you're playing. Many have been driven and empowered by the tales and legends they follow in games with powerful narratives.
There are few things that humanity shares in common unison, from one part of the world to another. Mankind is separated from each other with natural obstacles such as mountain, river, valley, sea, ocean; and in other aspects like language, culture, prejudice, opinion, and religion; but one main facet of our nature that we can appreciate in harmony with our fellow man is music.
As human beings, emotion is a main part of who we are. Our feelings partially determine how we act, and often shift our prespective on our experiences, for better or for worse. Emotion is vital to the majority of gamers in more ways than one, whether or not it is apparent. It may be emotional tugs some perceive when they remember nostalgic, classic games, the awe some succumb to in story-heavy titles, the hearty laughter in crazy, late night multiplayer frenzies(*cough* Brony Round Ups), or more; these emotions and many others shape how we view the games we and others play.
There are many types of gameplay when it choose when it comes to combat forms in video games, with both melee and ranged weapons. Whether it be bow, crossbow, rifle, shotgun, pistol, or sword axe, mace, shield, there are many different weapons to experiment with to mow your enemies down. However, few games implement some sort of staff or spear in their gameplay.
Games have(generally) been more than just "games" to me. Sure, I've played quite a few platformers like Mario and Sonic, arcade games like Galaga and Pong, and racing games; but those weren't the games that captivated my attention most. Those games were fun and enjoyable, but if you asked me what my favorite moment was in any of them, I wouldn't be able to tell you because there wasn't any major gut-wrenching moment that tugged at my inner emotions.
Yesterday, before I left my home to go to work, I read an article that really intrigued me. The name of it was "Author Publishes Book That Uses Zelda As A Means To Discover Christianity". It isn't every day that you hear of Christian authors trying to bring understanding, both to video games, and to the religion/faith of Christianity.