The game that changes lives ??

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Re: The game that changes lives ??

Post by Nekken » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:43 am

A lot of the people who say the game didn't change their lives actually sound like they were affected by it in much the same way as those who say it did, in that the game made them think about their own lives. The difference is that for the ones whose lives weren't changed, this introspection came back as satisfactory, with no pressing needs for change at the moment.

And that's OK. Better than OK, actually; it's outright good. Just keep in mind that not everyone is going to have such sunny results.
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Re: The game that changes lives ??

Post by The_Dudinator » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:28 pm

This game did change my life. Indeed, it's not just; Play KS = Changed life.
No, it indeed made my look at myself and say; I want to change things, what should I change and how can I change it?

And I changed some things. Thanks to this game, I decided to play videogames less (paradoxical :P) and I decided to pick up a new hobby, something artistic or creative, I am still trying to decide on what it will do.
I already play enough sports, as I'm part of a basketball team, practice often, that stuff. I also play guitar, so music isn't a problem either. I gottagodosomething like writing, or take up drawing. Meh, I still don't know what.
BUT I WILL DO SOMETHING!

Suggestions are welcome by the way, but yeah, this game totally made me change things in my life. Not in a really major way, but I made me think of things in a totally different way, and I'm glad about that :)
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Re: The game that changes lives ??

Post by Valtameri » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:08 pm

The_Dudinator wrote:This game did change my life. Indeed, it's not just; Play KS = Changed life.
No, it indeed made my look at myself and say; I want to change things, what should I change and how can I change it?

And I changed some things. Thanks to this game, I decided to play videogames less (paradoxical :P) and I decided to pick up a new hobby, something artistic or creative, I am still trying to decide on what it will do.
I already play enough sports, as I'm part of a basketball team, practice often, that stuff. I also play guitar, so music isn't a problem either. I gottagodosomething like writing, or take up drawing. Meh, I still don't know what.
BUT I WILL DO SOMETHING!

Suggestions are welcome by the way, but yeah, this game totally made me change things in my life. Not in a really major way, but I made me think of things in a totally different way, and I'm glad about that :)
Something similar happened to me also. So yeah, it _really_ can change lifes for some people.
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Re: The game that changes lives ??

Post by Skarl » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:00 am

Althamus wrote:KS isn't magical, obviously. You don't read the story, and then find that suddenly, you're massively more positive, dedicated to your life, stronger, braver, can fly and wish Emi was your waifu.

What it does do incredibly well is help you to relate to the characters, flesh them out so they feel real, get you emotionally involved with them (not necessarily such that you want them as your waifu, but that you care about them and care what happens to them certainly in the story), and it makes them almost paragons of good characteristics; such that you know the character, you know their personality, you know what good characteristics they like, and when you do something bad, you know they will disapprove.

I'm not ashamed to step out and say that KS has improved my life for the better. It's not a big improvement by any stretch of the imagination. But one of my characteristics in life is that when I am going through hard times, I am prone to letting them push me down, rather than keep trying to stand up. As such, Emi really made an impression on me, and I admire the fictional character's refusal to give up, even against all odds (see sig), and I try harder not to get pushed down, and when I am I try harder to stand again.
It's an almost insignificant difference, but KS is a book. I'm not expecting myself to instantly become a millionairre. And I know Emi is fictional, and don't have a consciousness, and wouldn't care about my actions one way or the other. BUT, if it inspires me to make my life better in any way, shape or form, even if I am inspired by something that isn't true, IMHO it's a good thing.

I think the biggest thing I'd say to you is don't think of KS as a game. I too am a gamer, I've played games for 10 years or so, and I've never come anywhere near as close to relating to a character as I have to -any- of the main characters in KS. It's a visual novel, because it focuses on the storyline almost exclusively, rather than the storyline playing second fiddle to the game mechanics (whatever they are).
cause real life will still kick the shit outta you if you feel good about being a white night to hanako or not
The difference is how you react to it. Life kicks you to your knees every now and then, the difference is how long it takes you to stand back up again and try again. I'd argue that since reading the VN, for the next little while until I get bored of it/fades from my memory etc, I'll stand up just that tiny bit faster than I would otherwise.
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pretty much agree w/ everything. even your sig

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