Not all games are the same. Some are video games played for gaming systems. Others seem to be designed to inform people of causes in other counties. This games are to give information to people around the world about people in different situations than there own. These games may be realistic or may be fantasy, but are intended to get a message out to viewers. While others are played simply for entertainment and pleasure. Whatever game it is, the goals are always the same, to allow a player of the game to enjoy themselves, and go through many tasks in order to reach a certain destination. In board games you go through many challenges, while in video games you might go through different levels. In sports games you have to defeat your opinions. Whatever the game, there is always a certain goal you have to reach in the end.
I occasionally enjoy playing and watching sports games, video games, and board games. I play soccer, sorry, monopoly, Donkey Kong 64, and Tag. Anything and everything that included playing with other people and having a good and enjoyable time.. I love to win and the challenge of a good competitor,which makes me feel awesome, and I also like physical activity and challenges. I enjoy knowing that I'm one step closer to becoming a better competitor, to being a winner. If I happen to lose, I do what any other occasional player would do. I tell myself that my opponent just got luck this time. even though I lose, I go back to playing these games because I love the fun parts of these games.
Recently, I've been spending some time playing the game Ayiti: The Cost of Life. This is a game in which you have to control the lives of people in Haiti who are currently going through poverty by allowing them to succeed in many aspects of life. The goal of the game is to allow these people to raise there education, economy, health, or happiness. This is a goal easier said than done. This goal is not easy because the game challenged through real life situations. The players of these games in counter many problems, like death and sicknesses. By the end of the game, if you are lucky enough to make to the end of the last season, I bet you have a great amusement, but i have not felt this yet because I haven't got to the last season.
The first time you play the game, you find it very hard. In the beginning of the game, it is hard to make money, and your avatars do not have much education. It really isn't until the third or fourth time when the game starts to get repetitive that you truly realize that you have to go by season, and you game money and everything by season. After you play it, you understand that you have to move your players around the different places in the game in order to raise your score. You begin to realize that this game is a lot about strategy.
There are times when you are playing this game that you want to quit. You don't want to because this game is very real, and it makes you believe that these characters are actually people living in Haiti.So you keep playing, keep trying. Trying to get education, happiness, money, and health for these characters. You want to get these people back on their feet after a horrible earth quake has hit their nation.
In the course of playing this game I learned the issues of life In Haiti. I learned that people in Haiti are going through a very rough situation currently and they need our help. I also learned that Haiti has amazing potential to getting back on their feet
In my opinion, this is a good way to learn about these issues. This is because it is a reality game, that makes you feel good about trying to help these people who currently need it. It also teaches you how to make money and how to have good health and education in a modern society. Games should be a larger component of education because they put real life situations in fake enviornments.