Extra Credits has an interesting two-part discussion about the hero’s journey, a concept explored by Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Thatgamecompany’s Journey is the game example featured here (along with The Legend of Zelda) but this seems to be a concept exploited in all entertainment genres.
The Hero’s Journey, Part I:
The Hero’s Journey, Part II:
Source: Extra Credits on Blip
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