“MEMORIES CAN HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON THE EXPERIENCE AND ENJOYMENT OF A GAME.”
PLAY Magazine UK|November 2021
Experiences surrounding games can make them better or worse
Laura Francis

WRITER BIO

After making memories playing Ratchet & Clank on PS5, Laura Francis has found her DualSense literally collecting dust and cat hair yet again.

Memories and video games are often inextricably linked. Games create a moment in time that you can immediately be transported back to whenever you come back and revisit them. Memories and personal experiences attached to a game can either diminish or enhance it for you, but above all, can create a unique experience with it.

It can either be the light in the middle of darkness or a huge black cloud. When you do decide to replay the game or even hear it mentioned again, it triggers a tidal wave of memories. It’s the experience of a game, where you were, what you were wearing, a certain point in your life, personal circumstances, and life moments that can make or break a game for you.

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