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2 years ago#1
I can only think of some games that do so. I mean I know most if not all do.. But not as deep as some.( CoD.. Pfft! )

As I posted in another topic. Assassin's Creed actually does this pretty well. Animus is one bing term and so many other things.

Most games I see now do have some symbolism in them; but it just doesn't feel all that deep honestly.

TES kind of does it was the gods and daedric princes but you only get a good feel if you read the outside articles and such.

I'm typing myself into a circle.. But does anyone know of any games that have some strong symbolism in them?

I'm currently taking Humanities at my college and it had really opened my eyes to a lot of things (I had a basic idea of these kind of things but my Professor had made my vision broader). Archetypes and anima and animus.. a lot of other things.
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2 years ago#2
Read Goethe's Faust.

Play RDR's I Know You side missions.

Poop pants.
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2 years ago#3
The Halo series has a ton of symbolism.

The whole forerunner race, the flood, a lot of stuff.
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2 years ago#4
I like how you guys were the first ones to post to this.

I think you see what I mean. This topic might be above some peoples' heads honestly.
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2 years ago#5
I recommend Bioshock and when it comes out (March 26th) Bioshock Infinite. Check out this Bioshock Infinite trailer if you are interested.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRjNMQZ1qBk
2 years ago#6
Bioshock is a great example. Eden, Adam and Eve symbolism is huge in that game.
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2 years ago#7
**** this, this topic is way over my head.
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2 years ago#8
I take it you've played the Silent Hill series?
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2 years ago#9
mrlinky4u posted...
I recommend Bioshock and when it comes out (March 26th) Bioshock Infinite. Check out this Bioshock Infinite trailer if you are interested.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRjNMQZ1qBk


I was honestly thinking about it as my and my Fiancee are interested and it in fact does have some very strong symbolisms and archetypes in it.

But I so strongly disliked Bioshock 2 that I don't know.

The first game was amazing.. And it had some intense deconstruction in it. Man
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2 years ago#10
From: ZDT_Leader | #004
This topic might be above some peoples' heads honestly.


*snicker*
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