I apologize for not posting anything yesterday. For once I could not write anything useful, incitiful or positive. So I decided not to write. Or rather my inaction made it so I didn’t.
Today is different. Emotions now ran their course. Tranquility.
This morning I decided to try something different. I bought a copy of Mirror’s Edge a while ago. However life and other things took precedence, while gaming took an aside. Also when I originally first started the game, I turned up the graphics. This reduced the performance and made the game less response and harder to play. An interesting level difficulty mechanic you say. Still I put off playing for a while.
Today I turned down the visual effects and graphics. And I started playing. Now I know why I fell in love at first sight with this game. Atmosphere. Ambience. While at first the screen effects seemed odd, once the action really started, it all made sense. I stopped being Dorian sitting in front of a laptop. I was Faith. A Runner in city just running, trying to survive as the odds stacked against. Running from the assaults of men chasing a girl whose only crime was her being there.
It is a beautiful story. And one that strikes accord with me. Everyday the city, the world I live in slowly slips ambilavence to an easy life. While men with evil intensions destroy civilization and society for their own selfish gain. And yet for all that I know, I can do very little. So I too run. And yet this reality is not a dream. It is real.