The path may be twistier than you originally pictured it would be, but you’ll get there.
I saw so much of myself in Mae, with what she was experiencing and feeling, and it was enlightening to see that in a video game.
Luigi has always been there when I was afraid or lonely.
I am the warden of my own order. I call it my family. Everyday I make choices that affect their lives.
We need characters like Leia to look up to because she shows you that you can be more.
I didn’t realise Ratchet is the embodiment of my personality and my mannerisms and I didn’t know how much he made an impact on my life until I write about him. Thanks to the Ratchet & Clank series, it taught me what it means to be a friend.
Upon reflection, I discovered that even the fictional narratives that I’ve taken up in an alternate form of self in video games has contributed to my personal narratives in positive ways.
Barbarian Link defines me by serving as a reminder that my best is enough. Even if I’ve done better before or could do better in the future.
In 1983, video game characters tended to have one, very important thing in common - there weren’t any. You see, the hero was you.
Regardless of what's happening around you, the battle for a better tomorrow is always fought inside of your own soul. Thanks to Lightning Farron, I'll never be hopelessly alone with my battle again.