Mundane: A game where you fight drug dealers.

Edgy: A game that shows protagonists doing drugs.

Over the top: Making a game where the main character deals and does drugs.

Saints Row 2: A game where the main character uses drugs and alcohol as healing items.

Shamus Young is a programmer and writer by trade, videogame nitpicker by inclination. If you have the patience for more of his ramblings, they can be found at

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