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  •  It's funny no one has mentioned.... (1+ / 0-)
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    Fallout 3.

    Fallout 3 had a fairly large slavery component to it, although it was not based on race. (Some of the Slavers were black, in fact).

    What's interesting is that you could accrue faction points by working with the Abolitionists or the Slavers. There wasn't too much of a plot thread in the main game dealing with it, but as far as sandbox games go, it was pretty interesting.

    I think The Pit, one of the downloadable chapters focused on fighting Slavers in Pittsburgh.

    •  The Pitt was one of the best written (0+ / 0-)

      sections of any game I've ever seen. It should be mentioned that while most of the slavers are just the same ol' superevil monsters the Raiders were, the Pitt's slavers were actually a fairly neutral/dark grey faction, while the slaves weren't much better, and led by someone MUCH darker than Ashur, the lead slaver. (Also, it's implied that siding with the slavers is the better moral option, particularly because the lead slaver genuinely values their contributions and is only keeping them enslaved because they need to rebuild Pittsburgh so that they can cure the "trog" disease that could wipe out humanity...)

      16 years old and fighting like hell to make a difference,

      by TomorrowsProgressives on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 03:16:45 PM PST

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