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Hosts: SoldierHawke, Shamus. Episode edited by Issac.
00:15 Mass Effect Andromeda
I do have nice things to say about this game. It’s just that when I say them, they’ll be wrapped in 40,000 words of criticism.
18:06 Dark Souls
29:25 Spec Ops: The Line
Heads up: SoldierHawk hasn’t played through to the end yet, which is why our conversation didn’t include those revelations.
48:58 Mailbag: Games based on real conflicts.
I know this topic skates around political-ish hotbutton topics. If we stepped on your toes, please try to be cool about it.
How do you feel about games that depict real-world wars and conflicts?
Does it make a difference if they’re historical, recent or ongoing?
Personally, I find it pretty tasteless to use ongoing conflicts as a
backdrop for some heroic power fantasy, because it seems too close to
Spec Ops is a different beast of course, but as far as I know, there
really aren’t any other games like it.
Going back in history, I find it strange that I’m uncomfortable with the
World Wars as settings, but not with anything before. They were extremely
brutal, of course, but so was the 30 Years War. I don’t know why it
should matter how far back you go, but it does seem to matter to me…
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