This is not what Steve had in mind when he signed up to test the virtual reality technology at work. Not at all. He thought it would be unicorns farting rainbows. But this was ridiculous.
The scenes were patterned after video games. Not because the team wasn't creative, but because that meant the testers didn't need to take the time to learn the rules of a new environment.
Steve had pulled Super Mario Bros. from the lot. Except there was a fatal flaw in the technology. Enemies didn't die, they just disappeared for a bit. Then they came back with a vengeance.
Hence why Steve was hiding behind a question box. There might have been a weapon inside. There might have been a Koopa Troopa. That's the problem, he didn't know. There wasn't anyone around who knew.
This was the dilemma; to open the box and risk death or be certain that you aren't as powerful as you might need to be to survive.
There wasn't a right answer. Death in the game was one reason they wanted to test the system. In theory you should just have it turn off and everything back to normal. But nobody knew if that worked.
Steven couldn't take it anymore, he stared at the box. His decision was made.