Why Sandbox Games are Popular
Why would you miss a class just to complete a difficult level of a video game?
Of course school work is boring and given a choice not many would embrace the idea of schooling. But the video game session could have been enjoyed after school time. It wasn’t that important that it couldn’t wait.
They may not be all that important or scheduled like a doctor’s appointment may be, but sandbox games are completely a must-do activity and a person may be so consumed or addicted to them.
There are different reasons that influences a person to stick to a video game console. Below are the most common :
Saving the world
Your brain contains mirror neurons which places you on someone else shoes’ and thus lets you experience the emotions and undergo the pain and tribulations that the hero you are controlling on a video game experiences.
When you play video games, you experience the desire to conquer and become victorious; the strong will to overcome challenges and obstacles; the self-drive and motivation to accomplish a mission and also the overwhelming urge to successfully complete a certain level and advance to the next.
Typically, you experience the exact feelings and emotions experienced by your hero whom you are controlling. Therefore if the mission is successfully accomplished, you also win.
Sandbox games are great in boosting a player’s self esteem.
When you intelligently and creatively come up with a unique game play or design a creative plan which helps you utilize the resources and crafts optimally thus enabling you to exploit the virtual world in a manner which lets you accomplish your objectives as well as solve any puzzle, you feel so great.
The more you accomplish the greater the feeling among friends or playmates. This means that your self-esteem is also raised.
In life there are many factors which strain you both mentally and physically and at the end you get stressed up. The best way of relieving such stress is by getting lost in another world so that you can escape the real world which is too demanding and stressing for you.
Sandbox games come in handy here. The games enable you to live in another virtual world where you are free to roam and set objectives and seek to achieve them. This distracts you from your stressors and you end up forgetting what’s happening in the real world and instead concentrate in accomplishing the objectives you set in the virtual world.
Fun and Pleasure
When you endeavor to accomplish a set of objectives and put your efforts, both mental and physical, towards such accomplishment, you experience a feeling of overwhelming excitement. The more you try and work, the better it gets.
The excitement occurs as a result of the production of a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine is produced by the brain and is responsible for excitement. As you get addicted to the game, more of this chemical is produced and the better you feel.
At times you may turn to video games if you are afraid to face the world. You do so because sandbox games offer a more comforting hiding place. For instance, if you can’t are poor at baseball and your friends are going for baseball training, you may feel the urge to compensate the gap by escaping the real fact that you can’t play baseball.
Also if you have messed around and you are unable to clean up your mess, you may feel that escaping such reality is best gained through an open world game.