Some adult gamers hate video games being infiltrated by real-world political slants but, really, why shouldn’t our favorite pastime feature real-world views?
As long as games are a form of art, which they are, developers expressing themselves is not only fine but a good thing. We don't have to agree with it, but the developer should tell their story how they want.
If you get upset over a video game (and it's from the statements and such and not gameplay) then you should probably just playing the game and go into the ocean where you belong.
Why the ocean? Do fish not have political opinions?
I don't really care either way as long as the game is good and tells a good story, thats all that matters too me.
It's only interesting as long as you play the devil's advocate and represent all sides of the argument fairly instead of browbeating your audience into submission.
Bingo. All to often this is poorly done and the only thing it ends up doing is driving a massive wedge in a community of gamers who otherwise would have had no problem talking to one another to start viciously spewing the worst insults at each other. Politics has a very special way of bringing out the worst in people.
I love Far Cry 5, but even though it's based on a real location, avoiding issues like political and religious beliefs just makes it feel a bit shallow and hollow. It's a shame they kinda shied away from that. Now it's just a world filled with cartoony ragdolls. I also don't care for games being dumbed down and self-censored in order to please those too immature to deal with actual real-life issues.
I don't know about you, but I've never gotten a game seeking enlightenment about real-life issues. Just the opposite, in fact. Games help me escape my real-life issues for a while.
Leftists were dissapointed that Far Cry 5 wasnt the white genocide simulator they were expecting.
At least Kotaku was.
Its also okay for the. To have crappy stories and its okay for me to skip those games.
Depends. I don't agree with a game that actively pushes one agenda but a game where political agendas/views are explored then that's fair enough IMO. And when I say I don't agree with pushing one agenda, I mean I just won't buy it. Everyone is free to make what they want.
Fine, it's a free country.
Given that these "political slants" go right over 95% of people's heads anyways? Sure, why not?
It's stupid, all it does is divide your audience up into 2 groups, the ones who agree with your message, and the ones who are irritated that you injected your political dogma into the game their escapism. I'm not saying it shouldn't be allowed, I'm just saying it's a bad idea.
I think it can be done for what is common sense but unfortunately called politics sometimes. The medium should be able to catch up with the other mediums which have been used to express fundamental ideas. Edit I guess, what I'm trying to say is the gaming medium is far behind and you can see the outrage from a certain press when it touches mature theme. I say let it catch up and be really mature. Look at what we see on TV everyday. A video game needs to be respected like a novel or a movie
It's a risky move but if executed right could add great depth to the story's plot
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