Gamers debate which titles have the best in-game social media platforms
Social media in real life can be frightening. It’s easy for people to want a safer alternative that has less tangible negatives, especially when your chosen platform is constantly in danger of being purchased by Elon Musk.
Here is where the fascinating phenomenon of in-game gaming social media comes in. A slew of modern titles offers their own versions of the apps we all love and hate. This can often make them more interesting than the real thing.
ResetEra users certainly think so. They set out to identify the best virtual networks and have several examples.
Gamers Debate Best In-Game Social Media Platforms
Junior posted to start the thread. He highlighted their favorite examples. It began with the 2018 Playstation title Marvel’s Spider-Man. This sees the titular character adopt the handle of NYCWallCrawler.
They said that the writing was “pretty on-point, even though it was a bit twee.” in reference to this particular example.
Grand Theft Auto III received a lot of praise throughout the thread. Junior said that the game was the one that started the trend toward large-scale online cyberspace. Junior stated that Jintor thought the whole fake internet they created was “funny and so of the time” and that they were parodying all the sites, including Facebook, Friendster, and Blogger.
Many users disagreed with the GTA V’s updated net. It featured true Facebook and Twitter parodies, in LifeInvader, and Bleeter. SanTheSly said: “I think it felt less impressive to my eyes by the time GTA 5 came around because so many other games had embraced the idea.”
Other titles that were praised included Yakuza 3 which introduces microblogging for protagonist Kazuma Kiyu, Final Fantasy VII which grants Selphie Tilmitt similar privileges, and South Park’s many video game adaptations.
If your world is ever looking too grim, you now know which games you should play if you want to experience the thrill of amusing posts without the negatives.
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