Breakout 13 is a game about a group of young people who are sent to a reformatory without knowing it will be a hell on earth.
To you, what is a bad child? Those who are addicted to playing video games, fascinated with the virtual world to the point of neglecting their studies? Or those who like to hang out in groups of three, wandering around all day on the street with bad behavior? Or more simply, the children needlessly disobey their parents regardless of whether they are right or wrong?
Honestly, after listening to me, you will surely think that the subjects I talk about are all bad children, right? Do you think, obedient children must be obedient and polite to adults, do whatever they say, right? Because honestly, if you have children, who wouldn’t want their children to be like other people’s children, right?
So what if I told you, there is a place that can turn your child from a spoiled brat to a good kid, obedient and doing everything their parents ask? Your child will be raised in a disciplined school, exercise on time, eat at the right time, study and complete homework. In return, they will have to accept being educated in the style of being beaten and beaten and severely punished if violated in many different forms.
That’s what I want to discuss today when we take a look at a game called Breakout 13. The content is about a group of young people who are sent to Indonesia’s reformatory to become good children. Let’s see, what will they go through and how will they change when they enter reform school? Would you want to take your child to a place like that? Well… without further ado, let’s get started.
The Story of Bad Children
The story in Breakout 13 revolves around a teenager Truong Duong with a talent for playing games like Faker. Friends are very fond of Truong Duong’s ability to carry the team when fighting, but his mother and homeroom teacher do not think it is a talent to be proud of. On the contrary, they are also upset because Truong Duong is in his final year of high school. too much out of school.
In the end, the high school decided to expel him to avoid affecting the other students. Fearing that her son would be too fascinated with the virtual world, she listened to the advertisement of Truong Duong’s mother and sent him to Nanyang School to re-educate him. Although it is called a school, in fact, Nam Duong is a reformatory camp set up by principal Duong Vinh An to train good children according to national standards.
Of course it’s a reformatory, not a school, so he approves of counter-pedagogical methods, as long as the desired results are achieved. Upon arrival, Truong Duong was punished for daring to oppose the teacher. While trying to find a way out, the bad luck was caught. So he was taken to room 13 so that the teachers could respect people. The process was not pleasant and he was only released after admitting his mistake.
It was only a temporary submission because Truong Duong continued to shake hands with his friend Tran Tung to plan to escape. They plan to sneak away on Thanksgiving by hiding in a van carrying supplies. The first step of the plan went smoothly, and Tran Tung distracted the patrolling group of practitioners. With the help of his new friend, Thoi Nam Nam, Truong Duong successfully escaped into the truck.
However, when the car neared the gate, Truong Duong was stopped and checked. Although his friend Giang Hoang Van discovered that someone had escaped, he remained silent in the hope that someone would escape to expose the dark secrets at Nanyang School. Unfortunately, this school is in a foreign country, while Truong Duong does not know English, he cannot communicate with people to ask for help.
Finally, a resident decided to help him, but Truong Duong did not expect it to be the henchman of principal Duong Vinh An. On the way back to school, the principal also played a psychological attack by calling Truong Duong’s mother. During the conversation, no matter how much he cried for help, the mother still thought that her child had any disability, so she did not believe it. She even asked the principal to help her son become a good child.
Returning to the school, Truong Duong was shocked to realize that Tran Tung had chosen to betray him to go home early. Before parting, Tran Tung told Truong Duong to grow up soon and get out of the game world, because life is not as easy as a video game. In fact, since being arrested, Truong Duong himself has learned many things. Game is a game and life is life, there is no such thing as a remake when it fails like the virtual world.
Zhang Yang was locked in a dark room and punished for 15 days. This process made him more obedient, even becoming an effective henchman for the principal to supervise other students. But also thanks to working for the principal, Truong Duong learned that many other students were also planning against the principal. At this time, he was wondering when Duong Vinh An set the conditions, as long as he found out who had the intention to oppose, Truong Duong would be allowed to go home.
Faced with those choices, Truong Duong initially wanted to sacrifice others to get home soon, but when he learned more about the private lives of other classmates, he chose to help them hide. Each time, Truong Duong faced the principal’s punishment, but they not only did not weaken Truong Duong, on the contrary, they also made him more consistent with his choice.
In the good ending, Truong Duong decided to cooperate with 4 other students, namely Te Mieu, Thoi Nam Nam, Giang Hoang Van and Tu Son Oa. Five people plan to expose the darkness in Indonesia to the media in order to free all students in the school. Unfortunately the result is still unknown because it is the content of the next game that will be updated in the future.
With the bad ending, Truong Duong still thinks life is a simple game in which he plays the main character. So to avoid facing reality, Truong Duong decided to denounce the other students in exchange for a ticket home. That made the principal extremely pleased that his brainwashing education plan had been successful. He went home as promised, but his happiness was exchanged for the misfortune of other classmates.
The hidden corner of the children
It can be said, Breakout 13 is an interactive video game built like a TV series with a thrilling plot but also has too many details that make us feel heartbroken.. Following the main character. , viewers not only see the brutal truth in the insanely anti-educational environment in Indonesia, but also realize the maturity of Truong Duong over time.
At the beginning of the game, we will see a carefree Truong Duong like many other teenagers. He is naughty, loves to play, loves games more than studies, thinks he knows everything and is recklessly impulsive. For Truong Duong, life is as simple as a game and he can master everything. However, when he saw that Thoi Nam Nam was punished for himself, Truong Duong realized that life was not like a game. Your reckless choices can seriously affect others.
The image of Truong Duong begging the principal to punish him instead of Nam Nam, crawling to hold her hand despite being injured is the biggest turning point showing that he has grown up. During 15 days of special education, Truong Duong gradually lost his personal will to obey like a machine. I wonder if he deserves to go through what happened in Indonesia to be a role model?
In the first half of the game, the colors in the game are used very bright, Truong Duong’s face is also very radiant. Despite the hardships he went through at the harsh school, he still exuded a relaxed carefree attitude. But since being fined 15 days, the color of the film has become oppressive and gloomy. It is a metaphor that reflects Truong Duong’s inner self from a pure soul now like a calloused and emotionless machine.
Is this the good child every parent wants? If that’s the case, then they should create a machine or a robot that specializes in obeying orders. Do not create a life with a unique emotional mind, but want it to behave with absolute precision like a machine. The scene of the game only brightened up again when Truong Duong came into contact with the group of friends of Giang Hoang Van, Te Mieu and Tu Son Oa.
Hope returned most clearly in the scene when Truong Duong discovered Tu Son Oa secretly raised a dog on campus. Truong Duong initially intended to report to the principal, but when his friend said, “What do you understand? It is my friend.” then the kindness of a child returned. A seemingly simple sentence by Tu Son Oa is like a switch that activates emotions in Truong Duong’s heart.
We humans are different from machines in that we have feelings, know joy and sorrow, and also have compassion. Even though Truong Duong was brainwashed by the headmaster, that feeling still existed in his heart and nothing could make it as hard as common sense. According to the introduction of Breakout 13, the students who were sent to Indonesia all had quite the same starting point. Some are more interested in playing than studying, others are stubborn and disruptive.
But throughout the game, I have repeatedly wondered where those teenage boys are spoiled? They are all children full of responsibility, thinking for others. They even know how to stand up for their friends or are willing to sacrifice for the right cause. Is it possible that the only thing these children do wrong is not being the perfect child in the eyes of their parents? Is it not possible to grow up according to the pattern that parents expect?
So have they ever chosen to put their ego aside to sit down and talk to their children? Adults were once children, but children need time to become adults. Very few adults can put aside their big ego to talk to their children as friends. Most are always “all for the good of the child”. I know every parent loves their child, afraid of them going astray, but have they ever wondered, do they really understand what the child needs?
I will not criticize whether it is right or wrong for parents to send their children to such summer camps. Because Truong Duong only really matured when going through the difficulties encountered in this place, but the way Principal Duong Vinh An applied to mold the children into discipline was definitely not right. In fact, Vinh An is so harsh because he himself has a sad past, because it seems that unruly children have taken the life of the person he loves.
How pitiful when the hurt person wants to hurt others. What he is doing is just to cover his shame and torment. And the children forced to undergo counter-education measures here have nothing to do with his past, but have to carry the mentality that haunts him for the rest of his life.
When the Breakout 13 sequel comes out, I’ll definitely make a video about it. Because more than a game, Breakout 13 is built from a true story in the past, about the cry for help of children who are considered rebellious in the reformatory. As for today’s video we pause here, what do you think about the story in Breakout 13? Please leave a comment below to let me know. Hi, I’m Tin Game Channel, thank you for coming here. Bye!
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