Submitted by TheLazyPerfectionist 1918d ago | opinion piece

Artificial Ineptitude

Let’s face facts: In the modern gaming arena, us, the player is lavishly spoiled. The constant ability to quick save, extensive yet inexplicably disguised about the person inventory systems, reassuring checkpoints for every square metre of terrain covered, and of course the piece de resistance: the miraculous gift of regenerating health. The gamer has never been granted so much power and tyrannical control over his foes, but let us please spare a brief thought for the down trodden and the suffering…

Being a videogame enemy is a more brutally unforgiving job than ever before, facing a relentless, seemingly invincible juggernaut of human power every waking second. The problem is, it’s hard to feel sympathy, especially for your everyday foot-solider, grunt, henchman or common expendable, when they so regularly fail to do themselves any favours in the old brain department. (Culture, Retro)

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