We see intent to re-invent dream application with homage to ancients
But honor modern replacements circling now basics
One of the most attractive elements of video games are their dream-like characteristics: control of the main character, no consequences to actions taken in the game, etc.
Many of the popular video games produced were aimed at exploiting ancient or classical legends & myths. Consider classic 90s games like Dynasty Warriors, Tomb Raider and even Spyro..all influenced by ancient myths and legends.
Despite this intention to honor the great legends and such, video games often end up as ugly caricatures of these stories or people. The games are also relatively shallow; for instance, Dynasty Warriors was hardly more than a different take on Mortal Kombat-style beat-em-up games and did very little to honor ancient Oriental culture. And let’s be real, did we play Tomb Raider to learn about archaeology and ancient artifacts, or to see the closest thing we had to porn as kids in 1996? Good ole Laura Croft…
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