Jimquisition: To Play The Villain

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ShadowHamster:
I'm not into villains but I think that's largely because I have had some fairly villainous things done to me. Don't want to get into it. I certainly think it's a practice underdone in the virtual market, and would probably be a good experience for people to avoid doing in the real world if they could get it out in a game. I think it's just hard to write it in.

That being said, my favorite game may very well be fallout 3, if not one of the earlier fallouts, and you can be pretty villainous in that series.

See, that's why I DIDN'T like the main campaign of "Fallout 3" (and there wasn't much I didn't like about that game.) You can't kill your father, you can't kill Doctor Li (and boy oh boy does she deserve SOMETHING horrible done to her), you can't do anything except follow the predetermined story. In a sandbox game. Isn't the whole point of a sandbox game that you shouldn't be constrained any more than is necessary?

Good to see a different angle on the topic. I agree that it's not always preferable to play the "good guy" in games. Spec-Ops was the clear example in my head, but surely there are more. I just hope that people don't hear this and criticise the Escapist review. It's certainly still legitimate to diminish the review score for such a reason. After all, the review is nothing more than describing your personal response to a game.

I don't personally enjoy the GTA series as I find alot of the stuff in it goes to far, but with that said I personally love to be the villian in some games, look at Payday 2, one of my favorite games, you are certainly not a hero in that game, you rob banks, murder cops and move drugs around, but I still find it super fun and fascinating, I really wish the games industry would actually try to move away from stereotyping and let us play some villians, outside of tongue-in-cheek "Your not really evil" parody games

Hades:
As a rule I always love the villains more then the heroes, regardless of whether you play as them or not. Villains are always so much more interesting. The only time playing a villain turned me off was with Kratos because I felt the game saw him as a hero or at least anti hero rather then the biggest villain around.

This rule often does apply to many movies and games. Except for Robocop, because Robocop is freaking awesome.

Say Jim, question: What's your opinion on Drakengards main protagonist?

Cause seriously, Caim's a fucking psychopath.

I have a theory- maybe it's Fantasywilemdefoe who is sending these gifts to Jim.

tyriless:

Hades:
As a rule I always love the villains more then the heroes, regardless of whether you play as them or not. Villains are always so much more interesting. The only time playing a villain turned me off was with Kratos because I felt the game saw him as a hero or at least anti hero rather then the biggest villain around.

This rule often does apply to many movies and games. Except for Robocop, because Robocop is freaking awesome.

I don't know- Bodicker (or whatever his name is spelled) was some badass psycho.

I guess I really gotta play through Saints Row 2 again. I didn't really think a lot of the stuff Boss did was all that bad, considering the circumstances.

Or maybe I'm just an evil, evil little kitteh.

Red X:
Who are the weirdos sending Jim this stuff? You won't send a card to your Grandma on her birthday but you'll seen Jim Belladonnas fist and Furry porn? Uh, the world we live in! XD

weirder than anyone sending Jim anything is how easily you identified that rubber fist... not judging, but something just tells me you didn't have to google that.

martyrdrebel27:

Red X:
Who are the weirdos sending Jim this stuff? You won't send a card to your Grandma on her birthday but you'll seen Jim Belladonnas fist and Furry porn? Uh, the world we live in! XD

weirder than anyone sending Jim anything is how easily you identified that rubber fist... not judging, but something just tells me you didn't have to google that.

You cheeky git, I resent that, you no nothing of me and my nightlife ;)

I was always a fan of villains, when I was a child at a pantomime, I cheered whenever the villain entered the scene.
The villains are dynamic, they DO things, they do things which are wrong, and revel in it.

I want to be like that one day.

P.S. I feel I should apologise for the furry porn; but you seemed to be enjoying it. So it's fine, I guess.
Not my kind of thing, really; don't understand the "being used as a slut" turn-on.

I like that comic, it's a good one. It's also available for free online if I'm not mistaken.

I will be playing GTA V as soon as it comes out. I don't really mind playing the villain as long as the character is good. I think it's a question of what's interesting, not what best fits your moral code.

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