I wrote an article recently on Creators.co about this topic and I thought about writing it in a more personal context and speak about myself. I relate to quite a number of video game characters but right now, it’s definitely Mae from Night In The Woods.
College dropout Mae Borowski returns home to the crumbling former mining town of Possum Springs seeking to resume her aimless former life and reconnect with the friends she left behind. But things aren’t the same. Home seems different now and her friends have grown and changed. Leaves are falling and the wind is growing colder. Strange things are happening as the light fades.
And there’s something in the woods.
I played this game couple of weeks ago and I’ve been recommending it to everyone I know – well everyone I know who plays games. It’s not your typical level progress type of game which makes it unique in my opinion. It’s how you socialize with the characters around the town, it’s quite colorful and I love how every character has their own personality which makes you imagine how they sound as you play.
Now let’s talk about the main protagonist Margaret Borowski, better known as Mae.
“No like when your body is like ‘Uh whoa I almost died,’ and you get all hyper because you’re filled with dolphins.”
I’ve mentioned in a post before that I’m a college dropout and apparently Mae is as well, and then I started noticing her words and sarcastic behavior … SHE WAS ME. I relate to her so much that I can see myself walking in her cute boots and socializing with her friends and family.
“I’ll unlock you ass”
I honestly love the layers of her personality, it shows how deep she is and also I love how realistic the conversations are. Honestly the conversations what appealed to me the most because I know I would have such conversations like these with my friends.
“Just because that online test said that your best chance at being happy is a situation where everyone already likes you, but they mostly leave you alone except when they’re delivering food to you . . . that doesn’t mean you can hide in your room and wait for that to happen. That’s how Hermits are made, Mae, and they die alone in the middle of Winter, waiting for pizza from friends they don’t want to see.”
Now about her mental health, the way she depresses herself when she looks in the mirror is something I think we all do deep inside. We all have some insecurities that makes us overthink and down ourselves because of it. Take me for example, I’m forever insecure about my body shape and also the ability to socialize with people, I try to improve myself but that stupid inner voice keeps depressing me just like Mae in some scenes.
I highly recommend checking this game, it’s really atmospheric and will definitely amaze you of how relatable the characters are.
Hope you enjoyed this post and have a nice day.