Yeah, they are totally anti-social. Even if you don’t do half the awful things you could do, the bottom line is you’re still playing a complete thug. Why would anyone enjoy this? I ask the same question about some types of movies, so one ought to be able to answer the question oneself. My answers:
- Part of playing a game is to be something you are not, in real life. Driving like a maniac and aggroing the police is not my normal day. My normal day involves editing people’s writing, or thinking of ways to market my editing of people’s writing.
- The radio soundtracks alone are hilarious, especially the talk radio parodies.
- You do accomplish a lot of things that don’t have to be destructive, such as races, stunt jumps, ambulance driving, taxi driving and firefighting.
- It blows off a little of life’s steam in a safe environment.
Yeah, it would probably be more holistic and cosmopolitan of me to start a botanical herb garden, or serve biscuits and gravy at a shelter, or go do yoga. But since I won’t, there’s always this.