As a gamer, you start your gaming life not caring about the ins and outs of why you are doing whatever it is you are doing in that game in front of you. You shoot first and probably never ask questions. You pull potato chips out of garbage bins because… you need the scientifically proven healing power they provide, right? As you grow older, you keep playing these games but eventually things will trickle into the back of your mind. What is my motivation for the character I am playing? Why am I killing so many people? Better yet… why does the overload of this video game world have so many people willing to run out of rooms and die for him or her?
At the end of the day, none of those things really matter. We will keep playing and always accept so many of the tropes and inconsistencies video games are subject to. Let’s face it, if you want to continue to enjoy gaming into your adult life, you just have to live with it. There are so many games that make so little sense when you pick and prod at them, but some of these games are still not only good games, but great games. As I’ve grown older I’ve become far more analytically of the games I play. Here are some of my personal favorites with some of the massive issues I perceive to be within them.
Note there are major spoilers in here. If you haven’t played the game, skip the paragraph.