[originally posted at Total PlayStation]
Who are you? Who do you want to be?
All video games are about role-playing. Not just RPGs, the eponymous genre that typically involves fantastic locales and lots of statistical exchanges. In every game you play a role. Maybe it’s a plumber in a mushroom kingdom, or a grizzled marine in outer space, or a psychopath in a cape and cowl. In any case, a large part of a game’s appeal can come from the role you inhabit and the locations and situations that role will experience.