You and You Alone
How many times have you heard this one: “Mankind is being threatened by a massive fleet of enemy invaders! Traditional tactics are impossible - our only chance is to send our best pilot in the most advanced starfighter ever built!”
I’m willing to bet it’s a lot of times, in any number of variations, because this is the plot of every space shooter ever made! More to the point, however, the core essence of that synopsis - ‘one man against the world’ - is the plot of a good chunk of all the video games ever made.
Alien invasions. Ancient evils. Covert operations. No matter the task, it falls to one person above all others. Even after decades of gaming, with technology that allows AI-controlled allies and massive battles, player characters are most often sent into situations far above and beyond what any single person would be capable of in reality.
Shall we take a look? After all, you’re the only one who can read this post!