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I Just Can’t Do An Evil Playthrough In A Game

Jason Monroe writes:
No matter how hard I try, I just can’t do an evil playthrough of a video game. It’s not because I’m a nice guy (I’m actually a selfish jerk), games just can’t do them right.

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NewMonday106d ago (Edited 106d ago )

inFAMOUS did it well, they only franchise where I constantly played each path, they made it interesting by presenting it as means vs ends not "good vs evil".

with Ghost of Tsushima SP said the paths will be warrior vs ninja

one other game that did the paths in an interesting way was Jade Empire and the open palm vs closed fist

Snookies12106d ago (Edited 106d ago )

You mean... Samurai vs Ninja, for Ghost of Tsushima right? As Samurai were the honorable ones in the public eye. Whereas Ninja did their rather unsavory deeds in secrecy.

NewMonday106d ago

don't know what SP call it officially but yah.

Nitrowolf2106d ago (Edited 106d ago )

I always find myself playing the hero, because deep down that’s what a majority of us want to be. The decisions in games always reflect ourself.

There are countless playthrough of a game however where I thought I made a good decision but it ended up having a bad outcome, so from time to time I’ll restart the save point and choose the “evil” decision if it means x character get to live.

I’ll say this, after I beat a game I usually go back and go all out because I don’t feel it matters at that point.

I don’t r ally think it’s that a lot of games do it poorly, I think it’s just naturally we don’t want to go down that route.

cyclindk106d ago (Edited 106d ago )

Agree and disagree when I consider it now. I think in many cases one is punished for the evil deeds, as we are in reality, “you killed a civilian, restart” scenario. So we hesitate to TRY anything else, which may in fact be very rewarding in its own way, especially if the context make sense and the game design allows for such options.

NewMonday106d ago

still waiting for a take like Code Geass, you have to act like a bad guy to save the world.

Aceman18106d ago

I've both both good/evil in Infamous, Jade Empire, Kotor. I think I did both in one of the Mass Effects but it truly remember lol.

In Detroit I got the good ending where everyone lived. My next playthrough I will try my best to go bad route lol.

For some reason I easily revert to good side lol

rockwhynot105d ago

I heard infamous 1 was sweet. And from a friend who is quite critical.

EmperorDalek105d ago

It mostly did, though I think the ending of Infamous 2 should have dropped the morality aspect. It presented two logical choices, and it would have had more impact if players weren't already determined to choose based on morality.

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Hardiman106d ago

I have a hard time doing it as well lol. I have been bad in a few games but it's always the second play through and only a few times. I'm going to do it in my second play through of Detroit and Vampyr though.

ameliabaz106d ago (Edited 106d ago )

Lol i am the same. I recently attempted a "machine Connor" playthrough of Detroit Become Human, but halfway through I found myself choosing all the nice/kind options again. I need to try it again!

Smokehouse106d ago

Some characters I like too much to go the jerk route lol. I will do the same options for certain characters even on jerk playthroughs. It’s all subconsciously though, I guess that’s just a testament to their character design.

ZaWarudo106d ago

I love being an evil asshole in the Fallout and Mass Effect games.

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