Day 5: Your guilty pleasure game.
I generally don’t feel guilty about enjoying any video game, but I will make an admission: I actually kind of liked playing E.T. the Extraterrestrial.
Or at the very least I didn’t hate it. It was just one game of many that I popped into my console and would play for a bit before I got bored and moved onto something else.
I guess I could feel guilty about spending actual money on Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius, but I don’t feel bad about that either.
Okay, so I googled “guilty pleasures video games” and the lists I found are utter crap. I wouldn’t feel bad about playing any of them. Freaking Rock Band and Guitar Hero are on there. What the actual hell? I’d break out Guitar Hero right now, and if I had people willing to play, I’d totally jam to Rock Band. I used to always be the singer. Apparently, it’s because these games aren’t “cool” anymore (and the site in question doubts if they ever were). I guess I look at it like this: if you enjoy playing it, play it. There’s no need or reason to feel guilty.
To be honest, I’d feel more guilty playing a game like Grand Theft Auto, since your character can literally kill innocent people with no repercussions, or I’d feel guilty playing an asshole character. Like if I played a renegade Shepherd in the Mass Effects, I wouldn’t feel right, because that’s not me. I used to feel bad having Cloud be mean to either Tifa or Aeris in Final Fantasy VII even though Cloud is kind of a dick (or at least he comes off as one due to spoilerific reasons). I feel more guilty about how I play games rather than what games I play.
Any guilty pleasures out there in the blogosphere? Do you agree with my sentiment on it or are there some games you feel the need to hide to enjoy?