Gaming Morals: Why Gamers Often Have Trouble Being “Evil”

With games allowing us to choose between good or evil, what causes us to have trouble being "evil".

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Bigpappy1568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

I can be evil. but it has to make sense. I am not slaughtering little children, because it seems sick to me more than it does evil. I have limits even in a game.

Mass Effect's evils weren't too bad, but skyrim's were.

hay1567d ago (Edited 1567d ago )

Gamers do not have trouble being "evil". I do prefer evil characters, but cannot stand the bullsh*t most developers produce in order to give a sense of choice of morality. Most of gaming evil is plain stupid, moronic, dumb, retarded or being a solid douchebag. And this is not evil, it's just psychological compensation for being bullied nerd in school or something.

Give us really smart evil mastermind, and it'll be the best character evah.
I mean, Sephiroth is considered as one of the best villains in the history of gaming, and even he was too whiny to accept his genes in adult manner instead of going dellusional apesh*t.

Playing "good" guys in games is just implemented much better.

ZodTheRipper1567d ago


I don't have a problem with being evil, it's just a game. I prefer playing evil just because I'm then free to steal & murder anything (Fallout comes to mind) I want :D
And then on my second playthroughs I'm playing the nice guy to see what I missed.

Bigpappy1567d ago

Thanks for letting me know I am not the only one. Surprise more gamer don't let developers know that you can be evil with out being void of purpose or limitations.

hay1566d ago

Precisely. There's so much joy in being a villain:

kalkano1568d ago

The only games I've played that really have the option, are Oblivion and Skyrim. And, I killed random people, just because I felt like it. The problem is, no matter how I look at it, these are meaningless virtual people. A game can give me rewards for not killing someone, but I want more.

I'd love it if a game could get me to look at characters like real people, so I just don't want to hurt them. But, I don't know if that can be pulled off.

Iltapalanyymi1568d ago

well i dont. i always play as evil first. (infamous, mass effect etc.)

mcarsehat1567d ago

I couldn't sleep for 7 days after i killed my first pixel...

CJDUNCAN1567d ago

I usually go the good / paragon route but I think in Infamous Second Son I'm going to go evil first.

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