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Does the Apocalypse Have to be so Doom and Gloom?

The post-apocalyptic setting seems to be a fan favourite place to send gamers over the past few years; classics such as the Fallout series, The Last of Us, Rage and the Metro games are but to name a few of the titles that have transported us to a barren wastelands that, for the most part, it’s probably best aren’t actually real life locations.

But with all the doom and gloom surrounding these fictional wastelands and the small glimmers of hope that occasionally pop up in a plot line where humanity is all but non-existent, or an even more maniacal and mistrusting representation of what it once was, is there really such a need for absolutely EVERYTHING to be so run down and dingy?

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MrsNesbitt1141d ago

But surely an apocalypse in itself is depressing? The world has been destroyed - I can't see people opening a can of paint and saying "Come on guys, turn those frowns upside down!" :P

thorstein1140d ago

Utopian Apocalypse. I just mashed them together.

;D

thorstein1141d ago

But what if it is a Utopalypse?

MrsNesbitt1140d ago

Care to elaborate? Never heard of that :p

Peace_Love_and_FPS1140d ago

7 billion people die from warfare, leaving Switzerland to inherit the world and save the planet, create a better tomorrow if you will, similar to 2012

KyRo1140d ago

Enslaved was bright and colourful for a post-apocalyptic game.

Pintheshadows1140d ago

It was filled with robots that wanted to murder you though.

nucky641141d ago

the apocalypse was very peaceful/beautiful in "everybodys gone to the rapture".

Immorals1141d ago

Well I've never heard a story where the world was wiped out by fluffy bunnies and bubbles..

Immorals1140d ago (Edited 1140d ago )

http://img3.wikia.nocookie....

That's the rabbit you're looking for!

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