Umbral Reaver wrote:
I don't care.
Matthew Downie wrote:
Larkos wrote:My favorite TN character in fiction is Nico Bellic from GTA IV. He's just so completely and utterly mercenary. What separates him from a Ne mercenary is that he doesn't really enjoy killing though he's good at it nor does he want massive wealth. He just wants to get a fresh start and have a comfortable lifestyle. Unfortunately, being trained as a professional killer and working at the height of the Yugoslav Wars doesn't leave one with many peaceful marketable skills. And so Nico will do almost anything: killing, stealing, driving, bodyguarding, bowling (Cousin!)You think that killing hundreds of innocent people, either for the sake of money he doesn't really need, or just to pass the time while driving across town (I assume that all GTA4 players did this), doesn't push you into 'evil' territory?
Yeah, I'm finding it a bit worrisome that apathy and mercenary violence so often get conflated with neutrality. I guess a surprising number of gamers only recognize the narrow Disney-style mustachio-twirling outright-malicious kind of evil as evil?