My first writing class at Stanford
University was quite the rare type; I generally loathe writing
essays (I'm an engineering type), but I actually found the essays
for this class somewhat fun. Perhaps it was because I was either
writing on artwork or video games, two subjects that I actually
have opinions I want to express.
My final project for this class
was a 15-page essay on role-playing and strategy video games,
based on a good bit of research, personal experience, and analyzation.
I even threw in some philosophy from Freud, Schopenhauer and
Lucretius. Many of the references are from Final Fantasy, since
that's where most of my personal experiences are made.
Keep in mind - this essay is
intended for educated individuals, best for those who are attending
or have attended institutions of higher learning. The file size
is a bit large (~ 200 KB) because I've used many images to illustrate
my points. This is a .doc file, so you'll need Microsoft Word
or a compatible word processor to open it. If it prompts you
for a password, don't worry about it. Just press cancel.
"Mom, video games aren't all bad."
Games that Develop and Challenge the Mind