Go Gaming Giant takes a look at making moral decisions in video games and which games actually keep true on the promise of having the player make a tough moral decision.
It's not morality, it's purely in self interest. You make the decisions based on what you get out of them, not whether they're 'right' or 'wrong'.
Then what do you call choosing the council at the end of Mass Effect or choosing to save human lives and make sure that Sovereign is destroyed. You get nothing out of either of them. It changes the entire way the ME trilogy will be played.
@Gamoc: That may be true of some gamers. Personally I generally play a good guy on my first play through regardless of whether or not that's going to net me more credits. When I play a bad guy it's usually just a quick run through the game to see what may have been.
We play "games" in which we IDENTIFY with a character who may be contested with moral choices, and while the consequences may not be "real" (in the tangible sense) they are in-fact "real" to that character, and our personification of him. We can game with morality, in the same way that we game with physics, or hunting/gathering, or war... or love. We game because we are playfully toying with what it means to be human... and morality is fair game.
he does have a point there lol
I enjoy being a f***ing bastard in KOTOR,Mass Effect,Deus Ex,and Fable.Screw everybody I just want Cash/Gold/Credits/Gil so get the hell out of my way
I think most games say we've got a choice system and all this and really they don't. It's a bunch of options made my the dev team to push the story they wanna tell rather than actually give the player the control and choice that they soo often advertise
Honestly, I never have the heart to be a bad guy in these type's of games, I always play the good guy lol
not sure if there are any other than infamous which doesn't do it well, and yes i'm aware of the fact that fallout 3 which was pretty crappy IMO was a multiplat.... but are there any ps3 games that bring real choice?
will be the big one for the PS3 in this regard.
Fallout 3 pretty crappy? are you crazy? lol, it may not have had good moral choices but it was still a fantastic game
its my opinion i found the plot lacking. the character development very weak. and for me those are the two things that make a game.
hmm ye that's true but the gameplay, and attention to detail was fantastic. it's true the story wasn't great and neither was the character development but the world they built was fantastic
I haven't played inFamous yet but are the moral choices any good?
I thought they were ok. They make it clear that you can either do this and be good, or do this and be bad. I would have rather had them make you figure it out for yourself. Some choices are cut and dry like letting a police station get destroyed or saving it. Some let you think a bit cuz the character would get affected by some of his actions. The game itself is awesome and the infamous powers are pretty f'n devastating.
i'd like to see games like this introduce a gray area. Where it's not so clear what the "good" choice actually is. It would be great for something like Star Wars before you realize it, you're heading down the dark path but not on purpose.
It's either good thing or bad thing. Games that try to mix a grey area usually miss the mark. I'm hoping for something that truly let's you make the choices you would make. Mass Effect was awesome though :)
I don't save people in video games just because it's the right thing to do. For example, in Fallout 3 there's a bum near Megaton who keeps begging for water. The only reason I give it to him is because I get good karma out of it. It's nearly impossible to be selfless in video games. In real life, when you're charitable, you might not get anything in return. Then again, some people just donate money because it makes them feel good. So is anyone truly selfless?
Yeah, I kinda of agree with the person who said that the choices are already predetermined to a degree, you may have choices in the construct of the game but its still all predetermined for you, when the game can start to dynamically make decisions based on your actions then that will be something to see.
I cant help but be good in games, sucks :(
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