Playing Final Fantasy 15 With Kids

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Roland Dodds

Roland Dodds is an educator, researcher and father who writes about politics, culture and education. He spent his formative years in radical left wing politics, but now prefers the company of contrarians of all political stripes (assuming they aren't teetotalers). He is a regular inactive at Harry's Place and Ordinary Times.

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  1. Avatar Damon says:

    “How do I spin “poor work ethic and dedication” in a positive and laudatory manner?”

    You don’t. “I’m sorry, I’m unable to give you a positive recommendation.”

    As to FF, dude, I think you’re playing the wrong type of game. Maybe a game where you can get in and out quick if you need to? FPS games maybe? That’s one reason why I gave up on MMORPGs. I no longer had the time commitment to give large blocks of time to the game.

    Either different games or block the time. Sunday am from 6am to 9 is “Dad’s game time”. Perhaps that would work.Report

  2. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    This is why I only game while Bug is asleep, so late into the weekend night, or early in the morning.Report

  3. Avatar North says:

    I’ve never been really into the FF series but the hubby has which means I’ve watched a good number of them being played second hand. I’ll offer this: FF15 has a lovely opening like most of the FF’s but when this one throws up the FF15 logo and dramatic music over top of the sight of the main characters pushing their broken down car while grumbling that they doubt other people have adventures starting this way I laughed aloud very heartily. If the whole game has that kind of irreverent self aware humor I’d actually consider playing it.Report

  4. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Final Fantasy gets the video game Never Ending Story award for truth in titles.Report

  5. Very nice.

    Super Mario Galaxy was the last game I was able to play, solely during my oldest daughter’s naps. Since then and having more kids, I haven’t really been able to play anything. I’ve thought about getting back into games for an hour or so after my kids are in bed and before I go to sleep each night, but I haven’t quite been able to make that investment.Report

  6. Avatar Jaybird says:

    How do I spin “poor work ethic and dedication” in a positive and laudatory manner?

    “Works well under supervision.”

    I admit, I was sitting here poised to read an essay discussing what violence in a video game feels like for a father of children compared to what it feels like for a guy who might still be in college.

    Instead I find myself sighing and saying “Yes. Exactly. Well, I don’t have kids. But the cats. And the falling asleep. And the need to cook dinner. And the boss said that he needs me to work overtime so I get home at 8 instead of at 6 and that completely changes what an evening looks like. But yes.”Report

  7. How do I spin “poor work ethic and dedication” in a positive and laudatory manner?

    Just say it. In 2016 America, that seems to be a recommendation.Report

  8. Avatar DavidTC says:

    On the day of its release, I bought Final Fantasy 15, something I haven’t done since in my late teens.

    <Miss Scarlet>You used to buy Final Fantasy 15 the day of its release when you were a teenager?</Miss Scarlet>Report