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Solice
15-10-09, 04:57
We all play games where we take the role of some super hero; smart, beautiful, dangerous, strong, famous, rich, and always doing something interesting and exiting.

When we are done, and the computer goes dark, we resume our dull, lifeless, insignificant existence compared to our fantasy realm. It makes me depressed. I always want to be one of those 'somebody’s', and escape my gray life. While Lara takes down bad guys and goes adventuring around the world, I'm sitting in a cube, quiet and unnoticed.

I wonder if modern games and TV has set the bar so high; life’s hopes and expectations have become unrealistic. Expect for celebrities, the stark contrast between who we are and what we fantasize being is unhealthy.

Who else feels this way?

patriots88888
15-10-09, 04:59
Absolutely not! Wouldn't wanna be one!

Quasimodo
15-10-09, 05:04
I think of how freakin' tired Batman must be after pounding the crap outta hundreds of goons all night.

hera7days
15-10-09, 06:12
Oh, I always feel inadequate when playing games. Why must I be so uncoordinated? But that's not what you're talking about. :D

I would never want to be Lara Croft or Batman or anyone else like that. My life is fairly comfortable. I'd much rather play as Lara than be her. I get lots of excitement out of traversing perilous heights and kicking butt without that pesky risk of death.

scoopy_loopy
15-10-09, 06:12
Hm, not really. Sometimes I might think "I want arms like that! :cln:"

knightgames
15-10-09, 07:11
You mean other than porn? Ohhhh............ not THAT inadequate. nevermind

scoopy_loopy
15-10-09, 07:11
You mean other than porn? Ohhhh............ not THAT inadequate. nevermind

LOL! Someone wishing they inherited larger family jewels? :ton:

Tyrannosaurus
15-10-09, 08:35
An inadequate Tyrannosaurus is an oxymoron.

Paddy
15-10-09, 08:56
To feel inadequate about a game is taking gaming WAY too seriously.

knightgames
15-10-09, 15:50
LOL! Someone wishing they inherited larger family jewels? :ton:

Actually I was hoping for a sceptre. Oh well. :tea::p

knightgames
15-10-09, 15:50
An inadequate Tyrannosaurus is an oxymoron.

You DID see Toy Story didn't you?

toughraid3r37
15-10-09, 15:55
Nope :tea:

Tear
15-10-09, 16:37
Yes. When I play TR, I get to be a strong, independent, wealthy woman.
That's a dream to me.

TRhalloween
15-10-09, 16:41
lol No, I can draw the line between video games and real life.

Encore
15-10-09, 16:56
We all play games where we take the role of some super hero; smart, beautiful, dangerous, strong, famous, rich, and always doing something interesting and exiting.

When we are done, and the computer goes dark, we resume our dull, lifeless, insignificant existence compared to our fantasy realm. It makes me depressed. I always want to be one of those 'somebody’s', and escape my gray life. While Lara takes down bad guys and goes adventuring around the world, I'm sitting in a cube, quiet and unnoticed.

I wonder if modern games and TV has set the bar so high; life’s hopes and expectations have become unrealistic. Expect for celebrities, the stark contrast between who we are and what we fantasize being is unhealthy.

Who else feels this way?


If you're saying that everyone just wants to be gorgeous, rich and famous and kick ass, I agree with you because those are stupid goals invented by the celebrity culture.

But to aspire to do something great with your life, no matter how crazy it may seem, is never unhealthy. It's actually a great thing and if you're inspired to this by games or movies, so what. If someone, for instance, became an archaeologist or explorer or at least tried their best to do so, because they loved Lara Croft as a kid, I think that would be amazing.

Only in a mediocre society will people consider it "normal" to not have any dreams about your life.

remote91
15-10-09, 16:57
lol No, I can draw the line between video games and real life.
Yessums.

I am me, not Lara Croft, and I am certainly not going to start dressing like her with plastic weapons.

Sir Croft
15-10-09, 17:06
To feel inadequate about a game is taking gaming WAY too seriously.

This.

Laralissa
15-10-09, 17:11
Its a game - anyone who feels inadequate while playing a pixelated, fictional game needs serious mental help :pi: And a life...

aurora89
15-10-09, 17:11
Yessums.

I am me, not Lara Croft, and I am certainly not going to start dressing like her with plastic weapons.

Why not? I have a lot of fun cosplaying Lara. :jmp: Pretending to be Lara keeps me exercising, which is vitally important for beating or even just staying a step ahead of my health problems...

Antonio
15-10-09, 17:21
Sometimes, depends of game and movie but most of games are.If is game is amazing and story is breathtaking, sometimes I wish I didn't finished. Reason I feel this way is because I play too longer.

Obscure
15-10-09, 17:29
To feel inadequate about a game is taking gaming WAY too seriously.

That's not necessarily what the OP was saying, you've got the wrong end of the stick! Anyone can watch a movie and wish they had similar characteristics, everyones done it! The reason why people watch movies, play games and read books is to escape reality and become a different character for a small time and really feel what that character is feeling.
The question is worded wrong from the OP, it should be: Have you ever wished to be someone else from a Game? Because most people have! In fact nearly all games I've played I've wished to have a similar adventure/characteristic or just something similar that the game has!

Paddy
16-10-09, 01:38
That's not necessarily what the OP was saying, you've got the wrong end of the stick! Anyone can watch a movie and wish they had similar characteristics, everyones done it! The reason why people watch movies, play games and read books is to escape reality and become a different character for a small time and really feel what that character is feeling.
The question is worded wrong from the OP, it should be: Have you ever wished to be someone else from a Game? Because most people have! In fact nearly all games I've played I've wished to have a similar adventure/characteristic or just something similar that the game has!

Yeah that may be so but the thing is the idea of feeling inadequate compared to pixels is still ridiculous, its a game, youre not. Dont need to be a hero or anything to be a good person, just be who you are.
Besides the OP said he feels depressed after it, that seriously suggests problems. Feeling insecure or even just inadequate as the thread suggests because of a game is silly, pixels are pixels.

LaraLuvrrr
23-10-09, 02:50
I feel inadequate when I see game characters have so much stamina and yet I get tired after awhile of exercise....

I mean Lara never takes a breather she just walks, runs, sprints, jumps, 24/7 like nothing

Melonie Tomb Raider
23-10-09, 03:36
Sometimes I'll play a game like Splinter Cell and feel jealous because I would love some mad skills like that, but then reality hit and I get over it. :p

Sgt BOMBULOUS
23-10-09, 03:40
The gorillas in TRA make me feel inadequate... I can only toss small to medium sized boulders :tea:

Melonie Tomb Raider
23-10-09, 03:42
The gorillas in TRA make me feel inadequate... I can only toss small to medium sized boulders :tea:

:vlol:

miss.haggard
23-10-09, 03:51
We all play games ...

Not at all, but I can see how some would feel that way. Im very happy with my "boring" life, Im glad things are finally slowing down and I have time to think about things! Sure I would love to be a Super Hero, or a badass Tomb Raider with a sexy-ass body, but I can discern that that is never going to happen. And I am happy living those lives in my dreams and through video games.