When videogames go emo

We now have to be miserable to have fun

Why does no-one ever get excited about saving the world any more? There can’t be many cooler jobs than being the saviour of every man, woman and child on the planet. It used to be an act carried out with pride and a flourish, but now it seems like a hinderance at best and more likely a grim, soul-grinding chore.


Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.
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