Do you need to fit it to become a gamer? Do you need those titles and labels to become one? Do you even need to be that gamer who’s updated every single day?
In a world full of 9’s, be a 10!
Have you ever thought that being an amazing gamer is just being updated to what’s coming up by different publishers and developers, and being recognized as an icon to all of the gamers in the world? Think again.
While it’s great to be updated with what’s new in the gaming world, there are numerous areas in the gaming world who may not really care about what’s new. I am not that entirely invested in the newest updates from the E3 2018 or what other sites are publishing. There are various reasons why but to keep myself open, I just say that I haven’t heard that much to comment. In short, I’m always late to the party! 😛
Being a Gamer
When people ask me what I do prefer for a life partner, I always say I want a gaymer and I add the next requirement: being open-minded. Gaming is not limited to what’s on the newest releases or what’s trending in the area you are living in. Keeping oneself open to anything makes you a better and more mature gamer than you expected to be.
Speaking of being open, one game I am late to the party is Cuphead: Don’t Deal with the Devil. People I think have already moved on to this game, but for me, it’s still brand new. This game was commonly known to be one of the most difficult games ever made, the Dark Souls of platforming, and yet it’s so fun and exciting – even after 87 deaths as of this writing 😆
Do you actually need to fit in?
It’s a choice to make. If you feel most of the games you’re playing is for the sake of maintaining friendships and forces you to play just to fit in, then you might want to reconsider your group of friends. I’ve been into this situation in the past – playing DotA with my officemates just to fit into their circle (and their misguided concept of camaraderie) made me think about my gaming preferences. I realized I am wasting my happiness level just to please them, which should not be my daily goals.
After leaving that job, I ventured into MMORPG games and luckily, Phantasy Star Online 2 was a thing. Since Dreamcast’s Phantasy Star Online (yes, I owned a Dreamcast when I was in the 4th or 5th grade), I always play it non-stop and never been tired of adventuring, even though I don’t really understand English that time. However, I still find myself not fitting inside as MMORPGs are usually DPS race to the top or be the ultimate hero with Player vs. Player, which is not my thing.
So maybe I am a casual gamer, after all. RPG games! 🙂 I am always a sucker in terms of stories of romance, magic, and fantasy – which makes Final Fantasy, Tales of, and Suikoden series my cup of tea! Recently, it’s Planescape: Torment which piqued my interest – and is still hooked to it. Probably will jump into the Kingdom Hearts hype train but won’t start immediately at the latest. I like to savour the story, find out why did it happened, and look deeper into it.
So no, I don’t want to fit into anybody’s standards anymore. I want to enjoy the games I play, join groups of people who believe that gaming is not limited to the mainstream, write things about old and new stuff, and innovate! Always learn from others, interact with them in a civil way without being a hot mess. Support the developers, buy their game if you think you really liked the game and not by the hype train. Let’s start to make a difference, rip those labels, and make the world a place for gamers of any form.
If you wanna join the revolution
Innovate, that’s my solution
~ Sasha Velour, Category Is…
Do not stop pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. If you keep pushing and pushing your boundaries, you’ll realize that the world is a comfortable place for the gamers like you. You can be amazing in your own ways, so don’t mind those people who shame you – unless what you’re doing is really something to call out for.
To my fellow gamers, I salute to you. You keep me inspired to try games that sometimes I never heard and games that I wanna try and play! 😀