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This Video Proves That Real Life Would Be Terrible as a Video Game

This Video Proves That Real Life Would Be Terrible as a Video Game

We use video games as a way to escape the everyday mundane activities of our own lives. Even with the few “life analog” exceptions–like The Sims or Second Life–there’s still a healthy dose of escapism involved. We prefer not to be ourselves and instead we choose to swing on webs, mow down zombie hordes, and craft various mines for more gratifying alternatives to the real world. In short, there’s a reason that video games aren’t very much like real life. And this video really drives that point home.

The puppet masters over at Glove and Boots beautifully demonstrate just how truly tedious our lives would be if “Life” was a video game. They give us a world where we have to choose our character each and every morning and slog through normal everyday tasks at the pace of poorly designed step-by-step gameplay. Waiting for the bathroom to load, laboriously clicking through way too many steps in cut-scenes resulting in weird outcomes, and the constant annoyance of being asked to go on side quests for anyone you happen to meet during your day.

And sure, everyday real life may lack a lot of the grandiose action sequences, mystery, and super powers that video games afford us but at least we have the agency to ignore or avoid the dreaded “read my screenplay” side missions that come our way. Still, the occasional hints on loading screens would be very helpful in real life.

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What do you think of “life” as a video game? What other life tips would be good on loading screens? Let’s discuss in the comments below!

Images: Glove and Boots

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