Cruising Kotaku, when I probably should’ve been working, I stumbled across this video that they posted in an article entitled “YouTube Just Made My Childhood Gaming Memories Feel Super Dramatic.” In the article, which is brief, they simply mention the video, titled “Go Right,” and how it evokes an emotional response from you even though the video was made simply by holding a camera close to a monitor or display.
YouTube user RockyPlanetesimal chose the perfect song for what they were going for. It really provokes the drama that you feel from the video. The hero simply trudges on and on going right. Suddenly you see the heroes die or lose their way by going left, but through true grit and determination the hero picks themselves up off the ground and continues on the right direction.
This makes me almost feel bad for the hero when they initially start losing their way, but then it got me thinking. How often do games get a little tough and we throw down the controller never allowing the hero to reach their full potential or save their homeland or save their princess? Too often, but for some reason this just makes me feel good watching this and thinking about all the games I have finished. It makes me want to pick the games back up that I haven’t finished so the hero on-screen can complete their saga.