• Doxatek@mander.xyz
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    6 months ago

    People have some crazy problem with killing these little Pokemon animals and that you can eat them and stuff like it’s so fucking insane. But like grand theft auto is totally 👌 and I can think of other games with actual horrid premises. I’ve seen people mod so they can eat babies in sims and torture people and many other things.

    For some reason there’s some huge push to demonize this game or something. I mean technically you don’t have to make them work or anything and can do it yourself. But people choose to. Maybe says something on human nature lol

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      6 months ago

      People have some crazy problem with killing these little Pokemon animals and that you can eat them and stuff like it’s so fucking insane. But like grand theft auto is totally 👌

      The people running over sex workers and then pissing on their corpses in GTA are not the same people that are appalled that you can turn legally distinct bulbasaur into foie gras.

      I’ve seen people mod so they can eat babies in sims and torture people and many other things.

      Yeah, and I would think to myself, “Wow that’s a fucked up mod / modder / mod user. Why would you do that. It sounds like you need medical help.”

      Context is also important. Everything in a piece of media happens for a reason, if someone suffers a gruesome death at a pivotal point in a story, let’s say, a war, in order to send an anti-war message, I think it’s artistically justifiable to depict it in your story. If someone’s brains getting splattered over the pavement happens because it gives the director a stiffy and it has no bearing on the story except titillation or shock then I would call it out as grotesque.

      I mean technically you don’t have to make them work or anything and can do it yourself. But people choose to. Maybe says something on human nature lol

      I cannot, for the life of me, remember the last time I played the game where I had the option to sell someone into slavery. I’m not saying you should feel bad for playing a game where that is the case, but saying “you can just not do it” is an intellectually bankrupt justification.

      CW reference to sexual abuse

      Recently, on Hexbear, I found out about how a game centered around the sexual abuse of a minor was banned from itch.io. Clicking through the wiki of that game I found out all the sexual abuse is optional. You can play that game purely as a very crappy JRPG. So really, then, it must be an OK game, right? No, it isn’t. It was put in the game because people want to do it, obviously. I’m not saying the two games are just as bad as one another, I am saying that things are not just put randomly in a game for no reason.

      The fact that the devs put selling people into slavery in the game is sus, and you have to agree on that point, that it would have been simpler for them to just not have that in.

      For some reason there’s some huge push to demonize this game or something.

      It’s an incredibly popular game that everyone has heard of, so a lot of people have a lot of opinions on it. You will mostly likely bump into these opinions because everyone’s talking about it. Some people’s opinions are bad because they have no media literacy. Some people are just haters. You don’t have to feel bad and be defensive about what you like being called tasteless trash, it happens to all popular media.

      You should feel bad about arguing that nobody is allowed to criticise Palword because there are worse games out there. There are, and I’m criticising all of them. I am also criticising Palworld.