It's an election year, so as people get closer to November, you're likely to hear themtalking more and more about choosing between "the lesser of two evils." Part cynicism and part unfortunate reality, it seems that people can seldom choose between right and wrong nowadays…just varying degrees of wrong. Perhaps that is why anti-heroes are so popular. In an age where so many people see goodness as a figment of imagination, where else can people look for heroes except in characters that would traditionally be called villains?
The subject of this week's column earned his place in history by being a vile human being who benefits from having even viler enemies. 411 are not a huge fan of Rockstar's Manhunt series (for various reasons), but they can't deny that the first game and its protagonist give players a lot to think about when it comes to the nature of evil. It's a disturbing tale of human deviance at its worst, and it attempts to shine a clearer light on the clichéd notion "the lesser of two evils."