On Ghost of Tsushima, and Living in Another World

Games are escapism, and sometimes I want to stay.

The first time I felt like I stepped out of my bedroom and into another world was in playing Shadow of the Colossus. Despite the several years of gaming I’d experienced before entering Fumito Ueda’s masterpiece, there was something different about Shadow of the Colossus, something almost indescribable. The world felt real.

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Brandon R. Chinn

Author of the Kognition Cycle. Works featured in Hawk & Cleaver, Twist in Time, Selene Quarterly. For inquiries contact brandonrchinn@gmail.com.