Games can give you the chance to live in worlds you could only
imagine, be someone you wish you could be, or do crazy things you would
never dare - sometimes all three. Gaming is liberating, simply because it can be the perfect escape from
That is, until game developers start breaking the fourth wall
and start messing with our minds...
As graphics become more realistic, gaming engines more
substantial and storylines more complex, video games have begun straying from
the Hollywood “good vs evil” approach, and are forcing us to see the blurred
lines of reality.
We face moral choices and devastating consequences.
Permanent death in certain titles makes us react in a 'real' way, rather than the all-guns-blazing, laissez-faire
approach we have become accustomed to in survival games. Then, every so often,
we get a great big fat philosophical quandary thrown at us and our brains melt
out our ears, forever changing us in the process.
are 12 games that ask us big questions, changing the way we see the world
Writer, aspiring author, and I won't stop travelling until I've seen it all. Whilst I might take a break now and then to rant about politics or muse over philosophy, I'm not afraid to roll up my sleeves, buckle down, and spend some solid hours gaming!