What video game changed your life or the way you viewed the world?

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (8 posts)
  1. Zeron87 profile image99
    Zeron87posted 10 months ago

    What video game changed your life or the way you viewed the world?

    My answer is Xenogears.  The game to me was not only as perfect as a game could be, but gave me something I never experienced until the first day I played it:  A mature story bold enough to blend Christian themes with psychology, science, and questions about existence.  But the game wasn't just bold in its endeavor:  It did what it did well.  Through its gameplay, I learned how rich a story could be, and always dreamed of creating a world as intricate and beautiful as the one in Xenogears.   

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13765914_f260.jpg

  2. easylearningweb profile image92
    easylearningwebposted 10 months ago

    Good question, my answer is a game from many years ago, it's a simple but addictive game called Space Invaders, played in arcades before home game systems became popular. Fun and simple vintage game.

    Also, there are 2 games I played growing up on my first computer (Commidite 64!) one was called Below The Root (adventure survival game)  and then there's the old classic Dr. Jay and Larry Bird basketball game, the best). :-)

    1. Zeron87 profile image99
      Zeron87posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer, Amelia Griggs!  I remember Space Invaders myself.  There's just something simple yet appealing about old-school games.  Maybe peeling away the graphics gives one a more pure gaming experience?

  3. tsmog profile image83
    tsmogposted 10 months ago

    Interesting question. The game that I was most enthusiastic about was Pac-Man. A lesson I feel I learned was not to chase ghosts and focus on the mazes. Yes, the ghosts did mean more points, but working through the mazes ultimately led to more gains. In other words, don't let the little things distract you from the goal.

    1. Zeron87 profile image99
      Zeron87posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Interesting answer, Tim.  Seeing a message in the game mechanics itself.  I forgot we could do that with video games.  It reminds me of those T-shirts with a Mario mushroom and free-man on them stating:  Grow up; Get a life.  Thanks for your input!

  4. satomko profile image92
    satomkoposted 10 months ago

    Fallout 3.  I'm not sure if "life changing" is the best descriptor, but it remains one of my all time favorite games because of the sheer possibilities that the game presented and its use of multiple kinds of story-telling techniques.  It ranks with Final Fantasy Tactics, Chrono Trigger, Bioshock, The Witcher 3, and Dark Souls as video games that convince me the whole medium is a legitimate enterprise of artistic and narrative expression.

    1. Zeron87 profile image99
      Zeron87posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer, Seth Tomko!  I also agree video games have well moved beyond sources of entertainment because of their ability to elicit powerful emotions from us, and to sometimes even make us think deeper about the world.

  5. sarahspicexo profile image76
    sarahspicexoposted 9 months ago

    World of Warcraft... changed my life? hmm rather consumed it... like literally. 8 years wasted in virtual world. I mean i still play video and online games but not like I used to play WoW - day in, day out.
    I'm staying away from all MMORPG since then, including some of my favorite MMJRPG games...

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)