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  •  Not sure what I think about it (0+ / 0-)

    I clicked your link to check it out but the game didn't load, so I can't really form my opinion about it.

    I don't suppose I would like it because gaming is a trip away from reality for me. It's the only time I can get into fantasy. I hate fantasy/sci-fi movies and books. Harry Potter, Avatar, LOTR and others are a sure fire way to either annoy me or put me to sleep. It's impossible for me to get into those things. I couldn't even dig Hunger Games, even though almost everyone I know loved it. Too silly of a premise for me.

    For that reason I typically only read non-fiction books, taking a break for fiction with a select group of talented fiction writers. I'm not much of a movie person, either, with the exception, again, of some of my favorite screenwriters and/or directors.

    Gaming is the only time I can get into an alternate world, so at that point I don't want to play anything "realistic." No war games for me, if I want to shoot something I shoot zombies or trolls. I like my gaming to be unrealistic and in another world. It's really the only time I get away from this one.

    (Part of this probably comes from the typical liberal bleeding heart thing- I don't think war is a game or can be reduced to one, and I just don't like the idea that we glorify it via gaming.)

    All that being said, and to your point, no, I probably wouldn't play it. Is it offensive? My knee-jerk reaction is to say that yes, it is, but since I can't actually judge the game as it is, I can't comment on that.

    P.S. I am not a crackpot.

    by BoiseBlue on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:18:23 PM PST

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