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Submitted by Pozzle 238d ago | opinion piece

We’re All Mad Here: Six Video Games As Wonderland Metaphors

UM writes: I like the idea of escape within my escape. It is very meta, and pulls me in that much deeper to whatever it is I am losing myself in. The idea that I escape into a video game world to get away from the constant flow of bills and drama and life and love and work and pain, and then, within that game, the person I am playing as is also escaping into an imaginary or fantastic world to escape the tedium of THEIR life. It is like finding a hole into Wonderland, falling into it, and then realizing the Wonderland you were in was a cover up of an even more fantastic Wonderland, which you then fall into, head over heels, all over again.

It’s profound to think about it, and these six games made me feel like I was experiencing that exact feeling, over and over again. A sort of fantastic, meta, deja-vu of real, written, and virtual worlds, all mashing into one. (Culture)

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