This thread is spawned from the discussion from the "Well that escalated quickly..." thread about whether people will make real life judgements on people based on the way they play games.
This is an alien concept to me. Games are fantasy Worlds and what I do in a game has no bearing on what I do or want to do in the real World. And I also believe that for most people the same holds true.
So I decided to pick a game to study, and I've made this decision as it is a game I have and would heartily recommend, and rather than go after shock factor, I've gone for diversity. It should cover several bases with instances of real life behaviour that is very much not okay, and is in fact, criminal, while not making anyone lose their lunch. But advised, it is rated 18.
The game I have chosen is The Warriors. And the first few stages of this game are essentially an extended tutorial on how to be a criminal gang member. I've picked two videos to show you. Please watch them:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsuHJD4cVGQ#t=6m00shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES9BiIiTwXk#t=1m30s
Please vote in the poll and please share your thoughts with me. Using The Warriors should give us a good base for discussion, but I'm also interested in hearing if people, like me, won't judge you on your gameplay, or if you do judge people on their gameplay and why.
The Warriors is a pretty immersive game, and does a very good job of introducing you to the setting and the role you are to play within the game. I don't see anything wrong with accepting that role and playing it to the full and enjoying it. It's a well made game, with varied stages, objectives, some excellent combat mechanics and challenging gameplay. It's an all around rock solid game, but it shines in the combat. Just watching the gameplay has made me want to get it out and play it again.