I dived into highly-acclaimed sandbox MMO Black Desert Online* to explore how combining traditional MMO systems with endless compulsion loops can make your actions feel insignificant, and an open-world seem smaller than ever.
Christian players may want to pay special attention to the segment starting from 12:37, where I discuss the “Black Spirit” you are forced to serve, and how this spiritual conflict mirrors the potential issues seen in Black Desert Online’s gameplay systems.
*Black Desert Online was received for review/coverage. See our statement of ethics here and game review criteria here.
*Do you want to make sure that you are saved?
I like your production qualities! And YAY! Existential Dread! Cest la vie! You’ll overcome it.