Seven Games of Sin

By Published September 05, 2009 at 3:13 pm
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With gaming consistently being targeted as a medium that can cause people to do strange and wrong things, I was thinking one day about the fact that gaming could be considered an eighth sin in the minds of most of the governments of the world. Are we really there? Is shooting computer generated monsters and enemies so bad that people consider it wrong to do? I'm half expecting people to start chanting “Guns don't kill people, Halo does!” or something along those lines. I'm afraid if it gets much worse, I’ll be abandoning all hope in mankind.

Rant over. As I sat there contemplating whether gaming could be considered a sin, I was thinking about if there are games that I have played recently that could fit the other sins – Sloth, Envy, Wrath, Pride, Greed, Gluttony, Lust – funny enough, recent releases work quite well.

Over the next 7 days you will see one review per day based on the seven deadly sins. The point of this exercise was not to highlight the fact that gaming is bad, but to emphasize the fact that tarnishing all gamers with the same brush is just as ridiculous as labeling each of these games with a deadly sin. It’s pointless, stupid, and infantile - just like calling gamers “murderers in waiting”.

The games I reviewed (which may or may not reflect the order in which they appear) are:-

Gears of War 2Lust For the angry fanboys that wait outside of game shops until midnight.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Envy
For the envy that many game writers feel for the SW universe.
LittleBigPlanet
Gluttony
For the 'gluttonous' amount of user-created content.
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Greed
For the fortune Drake chases throughout the game.  Simple.
Far Cry 2
Sloth
For the lazy level and mission design that plagues the game.
Mirror's Edge
Pride
For the sparkling cityscape, something to truly be proud of. 
Wanted: Weapons of Fate
Wrath
For Wesley Gibson's wrath inflicted on the member of The Fraternity.

 

Last modified on September 06, 2009 at 3:13 pm

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