Is it right that a game made me highly emotional about WWII?
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22-05-2011, 02:06 PM
Is it right that a game made me highly emotional about WWII?
To me WWII was a distant part of my great grandfather's life and something they put on TV. But then a few years ago I played Brothers in Arms and now I'm pretty emotional about the whole WWII ground warfare thing. Like the stories between the men who fought. I kinda feel like I can understand at least in a small way.
BIA is an extremely realistic game when it comes down to it. Realistic combat, real people featured, characters which force you to bond with them, etc. But not sure why it effected me so much when really it doesn't compare to the feeling of being in the real thing.
It was WWII stories which fueled my attempt to join the army, as well as move me on from cartoon to realistic artwork. Then of course it fuels my anti-liberalist, anti-fascists, yet pro-liberty and democratic socialist views.

Is this normal that it was all triggered by an FPS?

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22-05-2011, 02:40 PM
RE: Is it right that a game made me highly emotional about WWII?
(22-05-2011 02:06 PM)Cetaceaphile Wrote:  To me WWII was a distant part of my great grandfather's life and something they put on TV. But then a few years ago I played Brothers in Arms and now I'm pretty emotional about the whole WWII ground warfare thing. Like the stories between the men who fought. I kinda feel like I can understand at least in a small way.
BIA is an extremely realistic game when it comes down to it. Realistic combat, real people featured, characters which force you to bond with them, etc. But not sure why it effected me so much when really it doesn't compare to the feeling of being in the real thing.
It was WWII stories which fueled my attempt to join the army, as well as move me on from cartoon to realistic artwork. Then of course it fuels my anti-liberalist, anti-fascists, yet pro-liberty and democratic socialist views.

Is this normal that it was all triggered by an FPS?

It is not the fact that it was an FPS that triggered it but that it was a series of stories based on reality that did it. The Shawshank Redemption had a similar effect on me. When I think of the jailing system and death row I think about Andy Dufresne. It had a real effect on my life because I found the parallels with reality. Good stories have a way of impacting our lives in positive and negative ways.

*See Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Silent Spring and the Bible (Side note: I believe the bible is a compilation of literary works with good stories in it. Kind of disney like stories with some message but also very dark stories that demonstrate the evils of the world)

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