I don't know about you guys but I love videogames. They had a huge impact on my formative storytelling experience, and I continue to play them to this day (27 years old) as both a means of relaxing, and stimulation for the plotting part of my think-box. Any other writers out there who are also gamers? If so, does it impact your writing life in any way? What kinds of games do you play? I don't have any in-person writer friends, so I can't ask them! For me, it has to be a game with a strong story/characters. This includes everything from strategy RPGs like Divinity to adventure games like Uncharted. Like reading a good book. If there's no story, there has to be the ability for me to make one (like an open-world adventure game). My earliest memory of videogames comes from when I was around 5. My mom took me to blockbuster and let me rent one game. I picked Final Fantasy IX. I couldn't even read fully yet (which makes a text-heavy game a little difficult) but I still loved it. I loved the atmosphere, the charming characters. Sure, the strategy of the battles was engaging, but it was really the world and the story that drew me in. I practically learned to read playing the Final Fantasy series. Just recently bought and finished the Final Fantasy 7 Remake and... whoah. The story was executed with such dramatic flair. The world-building was spot on and the soundtrack... let's just say I don't have any shortage of inspiring music to listen to while writing! So what about you guys? Do any of you play video games? What kind? Does it impact your writing like it does for me, at all? Can't wait to read these responses!