Well, for one, many people live lives with mundane jobs, and don't get a lot of vacation time. A number of jobs require highly specialized skills for a specific purpose.Starhunter wrote:I don't know the game, but it sounds like you have to fly like crazy to make it?
Why are we far less inclined to take risks, put energy, planning, speed and skill into real life?
Is life so unpredictable and unrewarding that, if you want the feeling of success - play a game?
We deserve to succeed don't we?
Video games can take people to places that are different from their norm. Sometimes these games center around a different job. Sometimes these games have very surreal settings, which embrace their silliness to engage the player. Even so, there are things that are done in games that are dangerous or even impossible to do in real life. Can you drive racecars professionally at incredible speeds, if not any other car? [Need for Speed, gran Turrismo, Forza, etc...] Can you run in a suit of armor and fight against giant dinosaur-like creatures, and use items collected from them to create better armor and weapons? [Monster Hunter], can you take on a muscular person nearly the size of a two-story building and knock him out with a series of well-timed flashy moves in a sequence? [Street Fighter, Marvel VS Capcom, Tatsunoko VS Capcom, Guilty Gear, etc...]
Can you single-handedly fight off an entire alien invasion in your flying ship? (Alien Invaders, Galaga, Galaxian, DoDonPachi, etc...) How about single-handedly snatching the plans to the Death Star to give the Rebel Alliance a fighting chance? [Star Wars Dark Forces].