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Submitted by Aerothorn 369d ago | opinion piece

On Murder Simulators

Video games have often been decried as "murder simulators," but how many actually ask the player to kill without provocation?

This article looks at a few examples, and then zeroes in on The Last of Us - and the problems its ending presents for the author. (Condemned: Criminal Origins, Grand Theft Auto III, Hitman, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, Naughty Dog, PS3, The Last Of Us)

Kivespussi  +   369d ago
You can tell fantastic stories through violence. Just like The Last Of Us. Even though article did criticize it for not giving the player any choice in the end. But that's the point: Some games are about creating your own story. RPG's mostly but there's also games like heavy rain.

Then there's games that tell the story of the characters. Not your story, the characters's story. And this is what the writer didn't realize. TLOU is a story about Joel and Ellie and at the end Joel made HIS choice. Yes, you have to play through the ending no matter what you feel about JOEL'S choice but still.
Hicken  +   369d ago
To put it simply, people are too busy trying to impose their own views on the rest of the world without even bothering to understand the views they're attempting to supplant. Frankly, it's one of the worst forms of arrogance, and is exactly the dirty of thing that led to slavery and the racism we still deal with today.

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