From VG247: “I've always used the opportunity to make political statements in Metro games precisely because games have the right to make these messages."
Nobody said they didn't "have the right". Problem is, not everyone wants to hear you standing on your soapbox, and are driven away from the product by it.
Sucks for you. I enjoy it. Not everyone likes hearing you complain either. I'm sure his games will sell fine without your purchase.
Not everyone likes hearing you complaining about him complaining.
Grow up. The one thing that'll always let this planet down are whingy, childish idiots complaining about political sentiment. While people like you moan about things like this, entire institutions, in charge, and built to help milk normal working people of everything they own continue to run freely. Guess why? Because they don't have any body there whinging about political sentiment.
It's worrying that there are times and places where entertainment has been the only way to get out political opinions other than that of an overbearing government/regime and yet here we are with folks who want to shut it down voluntarily.
Its Russian politics. You wont recognise it anyways. It effectively shuns authoritians like Communists and Nazis. I cant detail further without spoiling anything. You will enjoy the book and game. In fact the Metro film has just been cancelled because the creators wanted to "americanize" it.
Update: Nevermind. I read his comments, he's gone full SJW,and lost his nuanced approach. RIP.
*massive eye roll*
This guy is an idiot. He's trying to pin the holocaust to nationalism, which is nonsense. That kind of slaughter only happens in socialist countries, like the soviet union and mao's China (nothing to do with nationalism). It does not happen in non-socialist countries who are also nationalistic, like eastern Europe currently. Trump and brexit, and the rise of nationalism in general are reactions to the push for globalism. That's why these movements are considered populist and resonate with the working class. Rich people benefit from the move towards globalism, poor and working class do not. This guy seems to think it's all because these working class people are just a bunch of rubes who have been duped by propaganda. Can't stand this elitist attitude that many have where they think they know what's best for working class people, and they should just accept it because they're too dumb to think for themselves. So arrogant.
Lol man, what are you smoking? Holocaust happens in Germany, who was ussr main enemy. Socialistic ussr biggest fighter with holocaust in the world, so what are talking about? China was almost destroyed by western capitalists. And now it first economic in the world, whats can happens only under communist party rule. You read to much bs, about socialism. What is real devil - countrys who supports Syrian "moderate rebels" (lol), and nazys in Ukraine.
@Vaan222 Yeah ignore the part about USSR where Stalin killed millions of own citizens. The USSR was as evil as was Nazi Germany, both with twisted, disgusting ideologies, difference was Soviets could keep their crimes against humanity a secret for half a century. Communists? Fascists? Both are absolutely disgusting. And China? It is no longer communistic as defined by Karl Marx, China of today is more capitalistic than some Western countries are. The Chinese call it Socialism with Chinese twist. They do not see themselves as communist, hasn't since the 70's.
You don't know what socialism is lol
The truth, my friend. It doesn't cause cancer either, but enlightenment.
So refreshing to see perfect clarity posted, particularly here.
You nailed it.
I just want to play videogames and have fun playing them without a political agenda being forced down my throat or being told that I'm a bad person, is that too much to ask?
Filthyweeb Everything has a political agenda. The entire reason anime is so popular in the first place is it has an agenda for themes like: -male/female rivalry -interdependence/independence /intervention -parties that are comprised of nearly 50/50 males/females -taking on a hierarchy Etc. If I said I wanted all do that in Hollywood you'd probably start screaming "I'm melting". Honestly why WOULDN'T you want an agenda? The entire basis of having a story is it relates to YOU. They have HUMAN themes because they're made for a HUMAN audience so they'll show HUMAN agendas. That's how reality works. If they didn't we'd be stuck playing Pong. It's hard to imagine any story being shown without an agenda even existing. And technically any agenda can be political. Congrats, you played yourself. You hate gaming.
No, that's how ALL OF reality works. Politics and our realities are interchangeable entirely. Just because you hate to admit literally ANY and EVERY story in existence has an agenda, and literally ANY agenda can be considered political, doesn't make it any less true. What you mean to say is you don't like agendas which disagree with your agenda. And the fact you have a stance right now means you literally have an agenda of your own. You're literally arguing a point of conference- ie, having an agenda.
Disagrees are competing with a dictionary. Amazing how much dissonance is going around. You can't rewrite the definition of agenda or politics. Give it up.
A point of conference: Agenda. I hope every time you open your mouth to speak you remember you have an agenda from now on because pretending you don't have one is by definition, ridiculous and impossible. Relating to public affairs in a country: Political. Everything is political. The mere idea that these things aren't is absolutely crazy. The idea that you don't have a political agenda that affects everything you do is absolutely nuts, especially in an art form like gaming. Taking down a boss could be considered a political agenda if you're going to be that perceptive about it.
Point is, everything has a political agenda if you're going to be that perceptive. If you don't like his then speak up on why. Don't pretend there is such a thing as a story without one.
Why are you being so pretentious, all I want is a story without something being shoved down my throat, that's entirely possible.
Good there will be no movie but i can t wait for Exodus
I never felt that when I played the first two Metro games unless he was referring to historical politics and not identity politics. If it’s more of the former than I won’t have a problem with it.
I have to agree with this.
I add my voice to yours.
Political undertones and Subconscious fears are part of everything in media. They don't typical detract from the mediums but add to it and give it a sense of drive. I do think it's a bit more prominent in the metro series but maybe I see it that way from reading the books before playing the games.
Honestly, he just lost a sale. I’m sure his game will do fine, however. I was trending day one with this. Now, out of spite I’ll buy it used. Just like I did with ME: Andromeda.
Boo hoo..... His beliefs differ from mine so I wont support his game. You're really showing him!
By the very nature of your comment you’re a hypocrite. Not supporting companies who support causes you disagree with is civil. Just saying I’m not purchasing his game with his anti-Trump rhetoric.
A political theme in general is not really the problem, its when you bring activism into the fray that it becomes one. When the game is more about virtue signaling and identity politics thinking that you are some sort of saviour to a certain group like we have seen more and more of late, well I find issue with that.
Oh no! Here come all the chads bent out of shape over BFV to tell you how much they like politics in their games without giving any critical thought
But I don’t want to think about corrupt governments controlling my life and turning people against one another. I don’t want to think about the manipulation of the economy, the media, the arts, the education system. I just want to bury my head in the sand and be blissfully ignorant to everything because why, well if it doesn’t affect me directly, I don’t care. I’m #1!! ‘Merica!!
If it’s done well and it’s real politics then I’m fine with it, even if it’s an opposing view. If its the new wave identity bullshit that people like to call politics then i’ll pass. That’s politics for stupid people who can’t think.
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