Jasmine Henry writes: "Really any game with a Big Bad could be described as having covertly explored politics. Spoiler alert: if the main antagonist is rich and the antagonist is not, that game is probably commenting on capitalism."
Being political isn't an issue, it's when people freak out about the politics that things turn ugly, from both sides of the aisle.
SJWs and Anti SJWs
Anit SJWs are going to eventually become the new SJWs.
New Normative i wonder, are you even playing games to enjoy what they offer as gameplay ?? or you just play selected games where you can find themes to create your propagandish articles ?? who said BF1 , Watch Dogs 2 , Dragon Age: I are my(or people's) favorite games???...all of them are generic and boring as F.... i didnt bought or played extensively any of them (which were also semi commercial failures because people has taste)-- political ( shoved to our throats)corectness makes them even more repulsive for my tastes and audience s taste ...
The issue is when the creators incorporate things into games that don't feel like they belong because they feel pressure from outside groups. These forced themes and characters detract from the quality of the game.
and how do we without actually working on the developement know that they were forced.
9 out of 10 times, its the creators visions being expressed and we are labeling it becasue we dont like what it is. and instead of blaming ourselves for not aligning or enjoying it for what ever reason, its easier to pass the blame onto somone else
"The issue is when the creators incorporate things into games that don't agree with my personal views and opinions:"
That's what you meant to say I'm sure.
Hey, for a Cliqist shill you actually said something we can agree on for once! Congratulations!
Another day, another socialist propaganda piece from the shill site. Don't forget to copy this on Cliqst and JstationX, Greg will be most grateful.
Good lookin out, buddy!
Are you drunk?
No...he is not, unfortunately.
Dude. You're what we hate about politics in games.
Is there anything to LIKE about politics in games?
When it's just context or even compelling subtext. But it really starts to suck when people catch feeling about something that counters their ideology. Open minds are far better than closed, angry, ones.
Gather your children! The socialism is coming! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!! AHHHHH!!!
Observation: the people who claim 'everything is political' tend to hold views far outside the mainstream so everything appears political to them. For most of us, we are just interacting with the story and not beingbdistracted by the politics of it.
Mario is political because he kills wildlife. I don't care about political. What I will not accept is SJW far left PC police making my games. I refuse to buy. For example, I'll buy Horizon: Zero Dawn, Neir, or even Zelda even though it's got some baked in politics because the people who made it aren't SJW(even though SJW to this day try so hard to claim Horizon as a feminist manifesto). I won't buy Halo or anything from the team that makes Halo, or anything from Bioware, because they are SJWs IRL who lobby for the detriment of anyone who identifies as a gamer on Twitter, and also they make crap games. I think the two go hand in hand. You go full SJW, how can you make a good game? You can't. It's a self correcting problem. Blizzard is the exception because the current SJWs that work there at least keep it marginally low key, they still make sexy women to sell their games, and they lucked up and own my favorite IP(made by people who no longer work there) so I do business with them for now. I spend MANY thousands of dollars a year on gaming, so my vote counts more than people play farmville too. Bonus.
I think when people have an issue with politics in games it's when the message is really preachy and when SJWs get games changed to cater to their preferences and fuel this PC culture agenda.
I don't care if games have homosexual characters, or if there's a strong female lead, or different races, etc. That's not the issue. The issue lies where political agenda takes over creative freedom. I don't feel any entrainment medium should be an agenda spewing political machine, because it takes the enjoyment out of the experience. Sure, it's fine if there's a message but don't force feed us it till we're choking.
Also, I wish SJWs would be ignored. This has to be one the most selfish groups of people I've ever seen. I've never once complained about a game even if I wasn't a fan of its content nor would I try to change the creators' vision just for my sake. Yet, these parasites look for anything that triggers them (regardless if they had any interest to play the game) just to make a big scene and pressure people to change content because it offends them.
That's where I have a real issue. If you don't like it WALK AWAY!!! The world isn't here to appease your sensibilities you have to share it with different people who have different interests. It's disgusting how our media outlets have sided with these societal sphincters and now we don't get certain games released, games get censored, games get entire content removed (Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Tekken 7). And while the SJWs are happy who cares about actual fans of the series or genre as long as this SJW group gets what they want?
Pcars is my favourite game ... Sometimes the steering pulls you to the left .... Sometimes to the right ... So maybe
"Spoiler alert: if the main antagonist is rich and the antagonist is not, that game is probably commenting on capitalism."
Aaaaaahahaha.... probably not.
Actually that is a pretty common trope.
Actually it's not. That right there is incoherent babble speak.
Hahaha if you found my comment incoherent, that would explain your point of view.
No, not everyone views games through political goggles.
You could probably interpret any medium in some political way, but that often says more about you than the medium itself.
*looks at source site* This is not gonna cause any drama whatsoever, nope.
Yes please tell me how Shadow of the colossus, ICO, Godhand and the last guardian is political
Spoiler alert: this article was written by an SJW and that should tell you all you need to know about the validity of this article (it's zero if your curious).
Using metaphorical reference to create a story that people can relate to on some level doesn't mean that the game is inherently political in nature.
Some people swore that Tolkeins work was heavily influenced by his views as an anti-industrialist(he was against rapid expansion of the industrial complex at the expense of the environment), he vehemently said that wasn't the case. He went as far as saying he hated metaphor. But reading his work, would you say it was political in nature?
When I hear the word political, I think that it's meant to comment directly or indirectly on social issues which we are currently experiencing. I think it's some commentary, typically dressed in metaphor, to help invoke people's own critical thinking on the subject, or worse, actually preach what people should believe.
So, no, not all my favorite games are political. Some have political aspects attached...like MGSV(although somewhat outdated in some places). But they aren't political in the way this article is trying to assert.
My favorite games are about conspiracy theories and head crabs taking over the world
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