You know what I like about old videogames? There's no bullshit of "winning". No Chosen One story. No weepy cutscenes. No checklist of shit you have to do. Only 1-3 hit points, one wrong move and you're dead. You play until you die.
Maybe you get to write 3 letters on the high score list, maybe not. You will *never win*, only die. Just like life.
@Christian Older than that; NES was the "new wave" of story-gaming nonsense. Atari, Odyssey, home computer games. You can maybe argue Ultima I-III had a "chosen one", but you're just one of many dudes wandering Britannia.
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