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The Golden Sun games

Discussion in 'Journals' started by KAT-KAT, May 24, 2020.

  1. KAT-KAT

    KAT-KAT Well-Known Member

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    There existed a series of now old video games released by a professional developer for the GameBoy Advance. These games, the Golden Sun series, contained mythology, theological concepts, ancient science concepts, and alternative history concepts. I have played each game hundreds of hours over the years and I feel each one taught me things about myself as well as infused life into my soul that wasn't really there otherwise. Some of the ideas in the games, I now consider to work mostly well with Hindu stories I have heard. Even if I was never Hindu when I first played them.

    But the games have shown me that even if magic doesn't always exist in the outside world, it exists in our sense of creativity. I think.
     
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  2. KAT-KAT

    KAT-KAT Well-Known Member

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    You may ask why I'm bringing this up. Well long story short, I bought some old video game equipment to replay the games. Staying indoors gets boring without video games, IMO.
     
  3. Israel Khan

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    I remember the Golden Sun games! Good times! They had very advance graphics for the Gameboy Advanced.

    My preferred RPG's were the Final Fantasy series which were quite emotional and taught me a lot as well. I learned about mythology.

    Magic, mythology, religion and such ideas are all highly creative. The more I study them then the more they tell me about the outlooks of the world that the followers have.

    For instance:

    - The Old Testament suggests to me that the people who wrote the books saw the world as generally a bad place and they were moral perfectionists.

    - The new testament suggests to me that the followers were tired of the strictness of the Pharisees because of the above viewpoint, and focused on forgiving each other was the more loving thing to do.

    - Those who followed Norse mythology really feared the cold and wolves, and they saw potential gods as very flawed beings (and their flaws lead them to their death).

    - The Egyptians were obsessed with being immortal as it seems they feared death.
     
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  4. lewisnotmiller

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    Ever tried writing your own games (using tools, coding, whatever)?
    It's a cheap way to burn time, and can be pretty mentally stimulating.
     
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  5. KAT-KAT

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    Yep. My favorite tool right now for that purpose, seems to be Scirra Construct 3. Of course, I say "seems to be", because there are a lot of good game creation tools and game engines.
     
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