That was me all right.
In any case, the problem I have with most video games, Icewind Dale included, is while I tend to enjoy it in simulated form, I don't care to actually live a life of violence. If fighting is necessary, I wouldn't shy away, but I wouldn't seek it out either, and violence is an integral part of so many of these worlds.
So very true regarding violence in these settings. I guess after being in the Army for so long it's in me to be a defender. And so I seek it out… even as I wish there was no need for it. I hope there comes a time in human history when there is no need for people like me and everyone is like you.
I can certainly understand that, and frankly I rather doubt that we'll ever outgrow the need for defenders. Just would rather prefer to have peace in my own life if actually given a choice (Without notable negative cost for that peace I mean, many things are worth kicking the hornet's nest.).
I for one do not like the first person shooter games. I feel I lived that I do not need to play them. Combining some video games in life would be interesting. But I still would prefer to stay in the fantasy worlds. Much simpler way of life back then.
I would definitely want to play Skyrim in real life. Being able to throw off people by crouching around a wall seems too good to ignore! Also, I'd really like to meet Paarthanax. The old dragon just seems so wise, and like he'd give some really good life advice. The constant dragon priest attacks might be a problem though.
Legend of Dragoon.
The reason for this is because, If that world was real, some of us would be very different from what we are today.
Perhaps Skyrim or Rayman Legends, both of which could be fun to play in real life. Many games honestly might work though, especially those where death is not permanent, as there honestly one can make the argument that even in real life the danger would not be as great.
I'm going to stick with Icewind Dale I think. If for no other reason, I'd enjoy meeting Drizzt. Although being a vampire wouldn't be bad either.
We interrupt If You Could Play A Video Game In Real Life to share philosophy from past years:
Today is: 13th July (GMT), in history on the 13th of July, 1988 AD the following death happened:
Huub Bals: Dutch film promotor, dies at 51