Four Ways Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a Perfect Metaphor for Americans in the Pandemic

Any gamer who plays Fall Guys will be aware of the panic-inducing mayhem that is in store for them during each round. All of us under the oppressive grip of a worldwide pandemic, we naturally can't help but notice some strong similarities between the way the game is played and the world outside. Below are five reasons why Fall Guys makes such a good metaphor for the world in America during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The True Value of Video Games

Growing up, it was an uphill battle trying to contend with the stigma that video games were not only going to rot my mind, but that they would cause me to become violent, or at least lazy. Sure, from an outsider's perspective, some games like Grand Theft Auto or Mortal Kombat would be cause for alarm. After all, they had blood, gore and other mature content that I agree shouldn't be consumed by children. But just because there are games out there that are not appropriate for children, does that mean the whole medium is completely without its merits? The answer is no, and here's why.