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Old 02-21-2013, 11:38 AM   #25
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"A power fantasy is a form of wish fulfillment for a powerless person.

It can be anything, from vast physical strength or invincibility (popular with adolescent boys), to wealth or political influence (popular with middle-aged men)."

Superheros are a teenage power fantasy, for example. Being a bad ass dragon or zombie slayer are others.

I didn't talk about design at all but it's much easier for games to simulate the power fantasy typically associated with a teenager than those of a grown man. Being really strong and causing havoc is a lot easier to do than some sort of sophisticated social interaction.

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