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Games need to return to black-and-white morality

Tales of good vs. evil are more relevant than ever. From young adult writer Ava Jae to author K.M. Weiland, the axiom that morally gray characters are more compelling than traditional heroes is advice many writers dole out these days.

Bemoaning the lack of tension in stories around black-and-white morality, many writers believe readers prefer the unpredictability of gray morality, which is in stark contrast to the clear, objective morality in black-and-white tales.

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chrisx57d ago (Edited 57d ago )

I can't take these kinds of articles seriously.

FallenAngel198457d ago

You act as if various games still don’t do that

Different shades of morality just happens to have a broader demographic

crazyCoconuts55d ago

Right Even a simple story like Star Wars has it.

rainslacker55d ago

Most games still go with B&W morality. Saying they need to return to it because a high profile game comes out that doesn't deal with that is the pinnacle of reaching, pointless articles.

Rimeskeem57d ago

So basically you want the game to be dumb bad guy vs good guy deal so you don't have to use brain power to understand?

Kornholic55d ago (Edited 55d ago )

You have to understand that these people come from a perceived moral high ground. People who think they are never wrong are writing about right and wrong. They don't know any better.

RgR55d ago (Edited 55d ago )

I'd argue that morality in society is dead. There is no right or wrong or even in between. Everyone gets to decide what is right or wrong for them and therefore every person has their own "moral" compass which therefore means nobody is moral.

Morality can't be contradictory. It is either right or wrong/better or worse. It can't be both at the same time.

To which we then get to the real issue. Who is right and who is wrong. Very few will accept being wrong. And then others will bring up this same argument to tell someone, who could actually be right, that they could be wrong.

So we go around in an endless circle.
Journos think gamers are wrong. Gamers think journos are wrong.
So in and so forth with every topic or group of people that interact.

Tonykid55d ago

I think the article meant stories should have an actual good guy in it instead broken characters all over the grey spectrum.

Lord_Sloth55d ago

I think they're saying they just don't want nothing but moral ambiguity and it seems to be increasingly more common.

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