Video games are getting a lot of TV series lately. the witcher got one that won awards and put the series on the pop culture map. A To fall A television series is in preparation and dragon age has an upcoming animated Netflix show. Many anime are also derived from video games, such as Pokemon, Danganronpa, and Character. The list goes on and on, and what all of these series have in common is that they’re not about the video game’s place in the real world, but about the game’s own plot. However, there is a broadcast based on the video game that violated this convention: Final Fantasy 14‘s daddy of light.
daddy of light explored Final Fantasy 14, but not by delving into its characters or story. Rather, the show was a fictional drama about Final Fantasy 14 like a video game and how it related to the relationship between a son and his father. Other shows did not follow daddy of light example of how a video game can drive real-world plot, which is a shame because video games can have so much influence on drama, family, and relationships. Have more video game shows like daddy of light can bring more conversations to the video game industry and change the way it is perceived.
What Dad Of Light Accomplishes With His Story
daddy of light is a show that oscillates between the real world and the world of Final Fantasy 14. The main characters are an estranged father and son who were close and bonded through video games. The father picks up Final Fantasy 14 and the son secretly plays with him without revealing his identity to him. Overall, the story is pretty sound. The son helps the father to understand the mechanics and the basics such as how to chat in the game. For the players, the scenes can be quite funny, as the father uses a lot of emotes, jumps and runs at the beginning to communicate.
The show sheds light on how communication in games like Final Fantasy 14 can help those who live in real life, how a warm community can exist in the virtual world, and how games can be more than just games for people. Many gamers have personal video game stories like these, but they remain untapped and are only shared by individuals in online nooks rather than explored by movies or TV shows. In fact, many media do the opposite of what daddy of light Is. Movies and TV shows often show video games to be an antisocial activity and, at worst, video games are portrayed as outlets for violent people. Media characters who play a lot of video games very often fall into the trope of someone who rejects reality and the outside world, when people are much more complex than that.
Major games like resident Evil continue to receive movies and TV series, which suggests that many people who have played these games have become content creators. Also, many people of all ages play video games. It has become cross-generational, offering many different perspectives on gender. However, many media outlets only focus on the stories of the games and not the stories of the video games themselves and the players.
There are people who proposed to their partners in video games, people who discovered their gender identities, sexualities, and truths about themselves in video games. There are people who have made lifelong friends across the planet, having never met physically, but are each other’s cheerleaders in life. These stories deserve to be featured in TV shows and movies. If more shows and movies do what daddy of light did, rather than sticking with game adaptations like Halo‘s, it could get more real, positive messages out about video games, and why they appeal to so many people. It can further show the complexity of human relationships and how video games can even shape identity with its freedoms and messages.
Final Fantasy 14 is available now for PC, PS4 and PS5.
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