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Tiplodocus

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Re: Rogue Trooper Redux
« Reply #30 on: 02 November, 2017, 11:00:27 pm »
Oh bugger. Just boarded the hover train.
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Re: Rogue Trooper Redux
« Reply #31 on: 04 November, 2017, 02:58:17 pm »
Actually I think I had the Goldeneye remake which was OK and a Call of Duty (World at War?) which made me feel queasy when it lavished war porn love on the flamethrower and asked me to shoot unarmed prisoners.

I had no idea standard shoot-em-ups were that bad.  I've just done a quick google and found a few complaints that they allow you to commit war crimes in-game, but are there games where you're actually required to commit war crimes in order to successfully complete the missions?  Using flame-throwers in close combat, executing unarmed and wounded prisoners, destroying civilian buildings, etc?

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Re: Rogue Trooper Redux
« Reply #32 on: 04 November, 2017, 04:22:11 pm »
Actually I think I had the Goldeneye remake which was OK and a Call of Duty (World at War?) which made me feel queasy when it lavished war porn love on the flamethrower and asked me to shoot unarmed prisoners.

I had no idea standard shoot-em-ups were that bad.  I've just done a quick google and found a few complaints that they allow you to commit war crimes in-game, but are there games where you're actually required to commit war crimes in order to successfully complete the missions?  Using flame-throwers in close combat, executing unarmed and wounded prisoners, destroying civilian buildings, etc?

It was eight or nine years ago so I am struggling to remember but I think it's a Yes to the flame-throwers.  That was making me feel the game was a wrong 'un but then during the Russian portion, iirc, you have to choose between shooting or burning some prisoners.  I stopped playing at that point.
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Re: Rogue Trooper Redux
« Reply #33 on: 05 November, 2017, 07:41:02 am »
Spec Ops: The Line is a really good shooter which tackles the subject of what games require you to do in the name of entertainment. It's basically Apocalypse Now, in which you play a character who is becoming less sane and losing his judgement as time goes on, leading to the infamous 'white phosphorus' sequence. It's well worth a play through or even just reading about online.