TDGS writes: It’s not uncommon for people to speak about songs, movies or books that have changed their life. Not many people mention a video game, at least not seriously, when referencing media that had such a profound impact on them that it altered the way they thought or saw the world afterwards.
Perhaps because video games are still just being accepted as a regular and normal hobby for adults. Many people still associate video games as something boys play as kids even though the average gamer is 30 with 47% being female. The average age of the frequent game buyer is 35. This is according to a google search which pulled data from a study done by G4TV.
I mention all that because I view video games the same way I view any media and just like TV, Movies and Music they too can reach out a captivate someone in a meaningful way. Today I am going to talk about my experience back in the early 2000s when I finally played through Final Fantasy IX.