The 75-year-old actress mother who played Dutch van der Linde in the middle Red Redemption 2 He has played all over the open world to understand what his son did, and why millions of people enjoy the work. Also the story he wrote about his experience is remarkably convincing, an outward comment on the culture of fans, especially in video games.
Jessica Hoffmann Davis, teacher, playwright and author of four books about the role of art in education, he downloaded the DualShock 4 controller after visiting FanExpo Boston in August 2019. He was there to see his son, Benjamin Byron Davis, on a panel to present a Dutch portrait, a leading actor who is not playing the role of the attacking actor, Arthur Morgan.
Prior to that visit, Davis was actually unaware of the depth of video game culture or why fans were so devoted to them. “The only way I can get my son's famous performance is to learn to play Red Redemption 2,”He writes.
So Davis bought the game with the PlayStation 4. He confronted the twin analog controller that millions are authorizing the second, but more complicated, threat of the newcomer. He got it, by his account, in two weeks.
He writes: “Arthur (Morgan) and I are connected with the same ruler. "We decide where to move, what to wear, whether to shave off his beard, donate money to a Dutch gang-gathering pot, go to a club and play poker, or look at the station and pay a bill to our head. in this game the console allows that connection. ”
Davis records his journey RDR2 in a story ending yesterday, with his son publishing an article for 2,800 words (“Unsung Heroes: Re-understanding the video game as a work of art”) the Red Dead Redemption Subreddit. Benjamin Davis, on Instagram
So is Davis' assessment of the merits of art Red Redemption 2, and his willingness to make a commitment that can inspire not just millions of followers but for him, too, should be an added weight. He writes: “Like many other works of art, we have not all come to the same conclusion. "We can come back and discover new things, and the questions the employee asks us are completely unanswered, full of possibilities for interpretation." If someone asks you, you can tell them that this is why video games are an art.