Gaming From The War Victims Point Of View: "This War Of Mine" [Video+]

Submitted by: lalapancakes 1 year ago in Games
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A video game, This War Of Mine, based on living as a civilian refugee in a war zone? I can't imagine such a game would hit any rank of popularity in the mainstream, but apparently it did make its development revenue back in the first two-days after its release. I'm not a gamer so I don't know if that's good. It sounds good!

In a previous post or two I brought up ways media and video games can influence public thought and behavior, which is why I am fascinated by this now two-year-old award winning game by 11 bit studios named, “This War of Mine.” My own disinterest in gaming began with the proliferation of all the kill, kill, kill games out there, but “This War of Mine” is not the typical “kill all the others” shooter game. It's a game written from the war victim's point a view. A concept that was influenced by the '90s Siege or Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. One would hope a game like this could foster some empathy and compassion where other games strip it clean.

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wish i could have it in Virteract
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Male 1,397
Or, Ape Creatures, you could maybe STOP killing yourselves! A decade or so will be a good start! Try it....I DARE you!
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Male 3,447
2 more to add to these recent real feels games. 1) "Brothers" is both challenging gameplay wise and heart wrenching story wise. You control 2 brothers as you go in search of an herb to heal your dying father. But the twist is you simultaneously control each brother with left and right thumb sticks. The bond that you have not only with the characters but between your two hands working as one is quite impressive. 2) After years of being told to do so, my friend lent me his PS3 (I'm a PC guy) and I played "The Last of Us". I will say story wise, it was better than a lot of Hollywood movies. Great post apocalyptic/infected background with a solid relationship between the two main characters as well as the supporting ones. Great ending too, arguably the best ending to any game I have played.
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Male 5,167
I finished it, and i still remember the scar he left me. Another great game, visual novel, is "Firewatch", absolutely brilliant.
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Male 1,252
Ive been playing this for about a week, week and a half..so far unsuccessful..either i starve to death or get ganked by gang thugs >.> dont sell your electrical components!
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Male 5,167
Another game that i would like to suggest is "Life Is Strange". Pure soul interaction.
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Male 1,249
Neat. Thanks for the suggestion @piperfawn
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Male 3,684
you seem to underestimate the value of video games. yes, most video games are all about kill kill kill. i just picked up the new doom, and i cant possibly imagine how they could have a doom game with out brutally killing some demon at least every 2 minutes. but then there are other games like portal where you dont kill anyone at all (except for the sentient turrets, your companion cube, and of course that bitch glados who wont die) but games are so much more than just kill kill kill. they are beautiful works of art with incredible stories. it used to be that you had to read about a character in a book, or watch them on tv, but now you can be that character, you can play as them and even make their choices and make your own story. i have been reading batman comics all my life, i have been watching batman tv shows and movies my whole life, but the most incredible batman experience i had was with the batman arkham video game series. also batman doesnt kill anyone! but he sure does like to break peoples bones.
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Male 1,249
That's a lovely point of view. You're right. Now as soon as I get a larger storage phone I'll have to try out some of these games being suggested. "A 16gb phone? That's plenty..." Till it's not. >_<
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Male 3,684
i often forget how expensive playing video games on the console can be. i dont know how since i just spent about 80 bucks canadian on that new doom game. but there are ways for you to game with what you have. fancylad was a huge fan of tetris, and it never takes much to find a way to play a game of tetris. there are simpler older games you can always find, and there are tons of fun fremium games out there for the phone, just be wary, because fremium games are addictive. my sister really wanted to get into video games (who will be 32 this year), so my brothers gave her our ps3, and she just buckled down and really got into the dragon age and mass effect video games. it doesnt really matter what video game introduces you to video games, it could be anything. i played mario back in the day, i played goldeneye on the n64, but it wasnt until prince of persia i really got into video gaming and started investing all my monies in video games. but for you, some one who only has a phone, and maybe a computer, i suggest the two of the easiest games to find, and two of the greatest video game franchises of all time, zelda and pokemon. the originals shouldnt be too hard to find to play. i myself never really liked zelda, but i still understand and recognize it as a great game series. but pokemon, to put it simply, is an incredible experience everyone should get the chance to enjoy.
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Male 5,167
Great game, great experience. It makes open your eyes and it's very emotional.
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Male 20,920
Is it like the combat version of The Sims? I gotta admit, i like the angle this game is coming from -- pure survival.
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