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How come you always play as bad or evil people in Western video games???

#1HellsingOrgPosted 1/20/2013 8:19:32 AM
In the majority of western developed games you play as a:

mercenerary
smuggler
assassin
revolutionist
terrorrist
soldier
drug dealer
hitman
prostitute
pimp
gangster
mob member
criminal
convict
rapist
corrupt police officer
etc... etc... etc...

and sure most "KIDDY" games have you play as colorful cartoony characters but those are rated E and thats obvious.

But why are most T and M rated games do you play as the bad guy or as a character that the game makes you think is "Good" but is just an evil dude that deserves to go to jail or the death penalty.

Why does the west always put these people as the main character that you are supposed to play as?

Why can't they give us characters that aren so black and gray. and more lenient to the good side and not bad?
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#2zooknutPosted 1/20/2013 8:21:23 AM
what game u play as a prostitute? wth
#3wstfldPosted 1/20/2013 8:22:24 AM
Enough with the weeabos.
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#4HellsingOrg(Topic Creator)Posted 1/20/2013 8:23:28 AM
wstfld posted...
Enough with the weeabos.


in most Japanese games the lines aren't blurred and you play as either good or bad characters and of course the is the occasional neutral character.
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#5LightningSkyPosted 1/20/2013 8:24:51 AM
what game do you play as a rapist?

and prostitutes are not bad people
#6HellsingOrg(Topic Creator)Posted 1/20/2013 8:25:26 AM
LightningSky posted...
what game do you play as a rapist?

and prostitutes are not bad people


then why is it illegal like everywhere?
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#7MourningReignsPosted 1/20/2013 8:26:34 AM
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#8LightningSkyPosted 1/20/2013 8:27:38 AM
HellsingOrg posted...
LightningSky posted...
what game do you play as a rapist?

and prostitutes are not bad people


then why is it illegal like everywhere?


It's not that the prostitutes are bad or evil, they just don't have enough money and lack any proper skills to make money so they resort to that.
#9stalepie29Posted 1/20/2013 8:43:45 AM
I don't know, but if Sony wants to lead next generation they really should brighten up their games. Or try to encourage that from third parties, I mean. I'm not sure why "soldier" is on the list.

I was looking at the back of the box of the PS3 the other day in the closet when looking for something else and it has this nice bright happy family on the back playing... something. What're they playing? Hitman: Absolution? Maybe they were excited about the announcement of Ni no Kuni coming out in a few years...
#10wstfldPosted 1/20/2013 8:52:52 AM
From: HellsingOrg | #006
LightningSky posted...
what game do you play as a rapist?

and prostitutes are not bad people


then why is it illegal like everywhere?

jesus
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