Some games are more important than others. This War of Mine: The Little Ones is an important game.
The game is out on PS4 and Xbox One on January 29th, 2016, and it introduces us to a side of war that often makes us turn the channel if we so happen to see it on CNN. Yep, kids in war.
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Kids are helpless, but they are also the most resilient. Kids will find ways to laugh and play even during the bleakest of times. When I read stories about these children, I’m deeply moved but also lifted. I hope this game, as does a true art piece, takes us through that similar emotional journey.
I’ve often asked myself, “How would I perform in battle as a soldier?” I hope that I wouldn’t cower, but that’s something I will never know at my age, living where I do. There’s a very good chance, however, that I could be an adult caring for a child in the middle of war. Living in Silicon Valley, the chances are slim, but I often visit relatives in Seoul, South Korea. And you never know, one trip to the in-laws could result in months of siege warfare if North Korea goes mad.
If my son was with me, of course, I’ll die protecting him. But what if it was some other kid? A kid that is just as helpless and desperate to survive. Would I risk my life for that child? Would I give him a piece of my bread, or risk discovery by harboring her?
Those are some of the questions that this game will ask. And those are questions that dig deep into the core of a person’s character.
So, yes, this game is important. And one that hopefully will have much more exposure now that it’s out on consoles.