Why do people like fantasy role playing games? It is not like they developed only with the creation of computers, people imagined they were various characters even before the cyber era (especially, in their childhood). And, nowadays, you can be someone else in various digital worlds—just pick one of many role playing games and enjoy the beautiful scenery and interesting adventures, pretending to be some hero who is a master of magic or martial arts.
Obviously, RPGs differ from all other genres of video games, but why do we choose exactly this type? Is it only because we like controlling a character that we have created ourselves? Or is there something else?