In a well-constructed, 400-500 word essay, discuss a single issue
about your personal relationship with characters in video games that
interests you. Questions you might consider include, but are not limited
How do you see yourself in relation to game characters?
Are game characters you play extension of who you are, who you’d like to be, or just someone who isn’t you?
Do you have a different relationship with fixed characters (the Pong
paddle, Mario, Laura Croft, Winston, Sora, Frisk, Henry M., Aloy, Link,
etc) than you do with characters that you make using a character
creation tool (The Sims, Dragon Age, Saints Row, Skyrim, Monster Hunter World, ARK, etc)?
What about games that allow you to randomize character appearance?
What different ways do you think about the characters you control in games? About their appearance?
Is there a difference between games in which you can see your
character (third-person) or ones in which you are seeing through the
character’s POV (first-person)?
Is it different in games you play with other people? If they know you? If they are strangers?