Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Good vs. Evil
Lately there have been a rash of new games on the market that let you make new kinds of choices. The choices you make determine whether you become good or evil and that effects all sorts of things in the game. But sometimes these choices are hard to make and aren't always obvious. Like should I save the girl drowning in the lake or kill this box of kittens? What if killing the box of kittens makes it so that the evil pirates don't attack the town in search of cuddly new pets? See it's not as easy as it sounds. Like this one: should I go watch the street performer play or lay siege to the orphanage? I often wonder how they come up with such mind boggling simple choices. But moreover wonder why I always seem to turn out to be the most evil human being that ever existed and even demons tremble in my wake. I must just be unlucky or something I mean I had a 50/50 shot either way. Oh well I'm off to decide whether to save the villagers from a rampaging werewolf or to cause an avalanche that will destroy a convent.