30 Day Video Game Challenge
Day 1 - Very first video game: Final Fantasy 7
Probably unsurprising that a Final Fantasy title was the first ever game I played. I remember watching my Dad play the game and being a kid I found it extremely interesting because of its imaginative setting, Clouds giant sword that compensates for something I’m too polite to say, and all the magic. It was probably the coolest thing I had ever seen and I had little comprehension of what a video game was. So I decided to play it.
Being about 4 I didn’t understand how to play the game, which ended up making me cry, that’s not something that I should probably admit, but that’s what happened. But as time progressed I learned how to play.
Don’t let anyone tell you that video games aren’t educational. This game taught me how to read, this game taught me patience and this game taught me how to use my brain to solve problems. I was solving puzzles in freaking Tomb Raider at around 5 or 6. All because of this game.
So if anyone tells you games can’t help a child progress in education, give them a slap them on me.
I’m just kidding, I don’t condone violence.
Kill them instead. Hitman taught me how to hide bodies so don’t worry