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My fiance and I love video games. I especially love role playing games that let me choose what kind of personality my characters have. Games like InFamous, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (my favorite), Mass Effect, and Dragon Age let the player choose from different responses when asked questions, to kill innocent people or let them live, and who to fall in love with.

Growing up, I loved the “choose your own adventure” books for the same reason I love these video games. I got so into the story and instead of reading about some character, I was reading about myself. My favorite was The Magic of the Unicorn. (I’m such a nerd)

Some people say video games are stupid and for kids. But now with consoles like the Wii and upcoming motion controls for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, those who used to shun video games are jumping around their living room swinging tennis rackets and pretending to bowl.

But it doesn’t stop there! The games I mentioned above really test your emotions and morals. Would you choose to be good or evil?

Heavy Rain is coming out in two weeks and we are very excited about it. This game is about a father who loses his son. The tagline is, “How far are you prepared to go to save someone you love?” This game is difficult to classify because it is so original, but I think most would say it’s an “interactive drama.” At least that’s what wikipedia says. It’s a true “choose your own adventure” in gaming, but so much more in depth.

wikipedia.org

 You should really click here to read about it more. You may want to get a PS3 just to play it!!

What are your favorite “choose your own adventure” books or video games?

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