The Pope Now Has at Least One Video Game, This One
"Every once in a while it's important to let the world know that this community is about more than monster-hunting and level grinding."
In May, Pope Francis met with a number of popular YouTubers to discuss how famous people on the internet can "harness their influence in helping promote tolerance, empathy, and understanding on the web."
It is customary to give His Holiness a gift for a papal visit, and one of the YouTubers--Game Theory's MatPat--has now revealed that he gave him a copy of the indie role-playing game Undertale.
Why Undertale? He explains in the video above (via Eurogamer), "Because regardless of how you feel about this game, Undertale represents an evolution for gamers and what they expect from the games that they play. Making it the single best representative of where we are as a community today."
"That, and because I thought Five Nights at Freddy's 3's tale of child murder might not be the best foot forward while meeting a world leader."
He added: "As gamers, we know who we are, but every once in a while it's important to let the world know that this community is about more than monster-hunting and level grinding."
Undertale is currently a digital-only game, so we're not exactly sure how MatPat gave the game to the Pope.
GameSpot's Undertale review scored the 2015 PC game a 9/10. "It's one of the most progressive and innovative RPGs to come in a long time, breaking down tradition for the sake of invention, with great success," reviewer Tyler Hicks said.
Pope Francis is not the first world leader to have been gifted a video game. In 2011, Poland's prime minister Donald Tusk gave United States president Barack Obama a copy of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
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