I do that with animals. When someone says, “Oh wow – [animal] is [emotion], just like people”, I’m like, “opposite. They came first. [emotion] belongs to them and we just happened to keep it”.
Well, someone says, “Oh the cat’s jealous almost like he’s a person!” and I’ll say something like, “Oh but cats were jealous long before people came around. We’re like them, it’s not they that are like us.”
I tried Robot Odyssey a few times through the years long ago, most recently after seeing this article, but I remember trying it in the 80s.
Oh that game’s the kind of thing I have to be careful with. I’ve looked at it a few times through the years and could feel myself getting pulled in.
I’m weird with games (movies, tv shows, politics, etc): there’s this line I can “feel” when I’m to cross over. I go from “first impressions reviewer” to starting to get into it and if I don’t stop myself before I get to the “starting to get into it”, next thing I know two years goes by and I’m like, “Wait.. what just happened?”
I love the real life story of it though. It’s the story everybody loves of independent developers getting a cult following, doing the thing they love the way they want to.
So many years I’d say “I’m not a gamer, but” and then give my opinions about games. Goes way back to when I was 16 and the people who said “video games are for kids!” I believed. I believed “there’s no future for gaming for adults”. I did a lot of beta testing though and went more into programming. That was the late 1980s. I was surprised when friends continued gaming, D&D, arcade, PC, console games and I’d be all like “bah, that stuff’s for kids” (while doing reviews and beta testing new games)
Last one I beta tested was Doom and told myself to stop. Then Minecraft came out. I avoided it for a year. Next thing I know, I was running a server, promoting it, making a community and two+ years flashed by. Enjoyed every bit of it. Man, I could probably “document my life” by just listing “this is what I was wrapped up in during this (2-3 year period) a bunch of times ’til I get to the present day