06 – Religion

“Omnipotent. Omniscient. Sovereign. Immutable. How sweet it is to be a god!”
—The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind

Like it or not, the need to believe in something is deeply engrained in our psyche. And that’s where a lot of problems start. Religion is a hot potato; you don’t talk about it with your friends, nor with your colleagues, and even less with strangers. Religious inspiration (or direct reference) in arts seems natural: it can breathe from a painting, a book, or from a movie. Strangely enough, Religion in video game restricts itself to the aesthetics and sometimes, the plot. Follow Roy and Thomas as they try to go deeper on their quest for pixellated spirituality.

Examples discussed: Final Fantasy X, Dungeons & Dragons, Salt & Sanctuary, Dark Souls, Dragon Quest, Bloodborne

Games we’re playing: Persona 5, Owlboy

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