Video games have been getting a lot of TV series lately. The Witcher got one that won awards and put the series on the pop culture map. A Fall out A TV series is in preparation and Dragon Age has an upcoming Netflix animated show. Many animes also spawned from video games, such as Pokemon, Danganronpa, and Persona. The list goes on and on, and what all these series have in common is that they don’t deal with the video game’s place in the real world, but with the game’s own plot. However, there is one show based on video games that broke this convention: Final Fantasy 14‘s Father of light.
Father of light investigated Final Fantasy 14, but not by immersing yourself in its characters or story. Instead, the show was a fictional drama about it Final Fantasy 14 as a video game and how it related to the relationship between the son and his father. No other shows followed Father of lights an example of how a video game can be the driving force behind a plot in the real world, which is a shame because video games can have a big impact on drama, family, and relationships. Have more video game shows like Father of light can bring more conversation to the video game industry and change the way it is seen.
What Dad Of Light achieves with his story
Father of light is a show that switches between the real world and the world Final Fantasy 14. The main characters are an estranged father and son who were once close and connected through video games. The father answers Final Fantasy 14 and the son secretly plays with him without telling him who he is. Overall, the story is pretty sound. The son helps the father understand the mechanics and basics like in-game chat. For players, the cutscenes can be quite fun, as the father initially uses a lot of emotion, jumping and running around to communicate.
The show sheds light on the way of communication in games Final Fantasy 14 can help those in real life, how a warm community can exist in the virtual world, and how games can be more than just a game to people. Many gamers have personal video game stories like these, but they remain untapped and only shared by individuals in online corners, rather than explored by movies or TV shows. In fact, many media outlets do the opposite Father of light works. Movies and TV shows often portray video games as an anti-social activity, and at worst, video games are portrayed as an outlet 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 far more complex than that.
Major games like Resident Evil you keep getting movies and TV series, which suggests that a lot of people who played these games grew up to be content creators. Also, many people of all ages play video games. It has become cross-generational, offering many different perspectives on the genre. However, many media outlets only focus on the stories within the games rather than 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 identity, their sexuality and the truth about themselves in video games. There are people who have made long-term friends all over the planet, who have 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 Father of light did, instead of sticking to game adaptations like HelloIt could push more genuinely positive messages about video games and why they appeal to so many people. It can show more the complexity of human relationships and how video games can even shape identity with their freedoms and messages.
Final Fantasy 14 is now available for PC, PS4 and PS5.
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