Ever since the first video game, Pong, was created, people have been interested in gaming and playing games. This has to come from somewhere, and not just simple laziness and a desire to be entertained. Entertainment can come from different sources, but while playing video games, we can direct and control the action using our skill and experience.
There are many reasons as to why people play video games. Here are a couple of them.
Video Games Are Fun
We all like to be entertained.
Today, streaming services earn a lot of money from all over the world. People enjoy the convenience of being able to watch a show or movie anywhere, or even a live broadcast. Whenever you want to, you just click a button and you can watch.
Well, video games offer entertainment as well, but with much more interaction. Sitting and watching is not the same as sitting and participating actively. This can give a much higher sense of involvement and reward.
Video Games Make Great Stories and Adventures
Some developers and writers use video games to make a great story. There are adventure games and RPGs that offer better stories than you will find in most books. The stories are told visually, aurally and through gameplay, particularly if you explore the world and find all the details and easter eggs. You are encouraged to take control and explore the world built for you, to find and create your own story. The implementation of choices made video games much more interactive and enabled the players to participate even more.
Video Games Are Competitive
Everybody likes a bit of competition.
Some people are not athletic and they would have to go a long way to become fit. Some people do not even want to bother to become fit. Whichever the reason, video games offer an alternative. From the inception of gaming, video games offered a competitive aspect.
You can fight with someone one on one in a fighter game, take them on in a shooter, play some football, try to take them down methodically in a strategy game or engage in a MOBA. There are so many choices when it comes to competing and gaming has the answer. You could even become a professional.
Video Games Are Personal
Some people enjoy the stories of a video game on a personal level. They can identify with the characters, the stories, the feelings, which makes a huge difference. What is an okay game for one person is a masterpiece for another. Your personal journey through a video game can be an amazing, emotional experience. Video games can leave a great impression, particularly if they resonate with you.
Video games are loved and played by millions of people worldwide. Whether single player or multiplayer, games are attractive for a multitude of reasons. These are some of the reasons. What are the reasons you play video games? Are they similar or something completely different? Everybody has their own reason for gaming, so please share your experiences.