DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE BEHIND ON PSYCHO PASS 2 AS THERE IS A MAJOR SPOILER.
An interesting thing happened to me today when I wasn’t playing a game.
I was watching the new season of Psycho-Pass when the entire in show population played a game with a chicken on their tablets and PCs.
At the end of the episode it was revealed to all players that they had committed mass murder by removing a holographic overlay that had been placed on a military drone’s camera.
It was an actual shock to the players in the show and the mental health of the players suffered.
But how far off are we really from being those players in the show?
For this blog I’m going spoiler free and I will duplicate this with spoilers later on.
Far Cry 3 was actually the best example of the mind being messed with. I’ll admit I was completely aware of the final choice at the end of the game and I knew it was coming.
Yet it really did mess with my head even knowing about it. At the half way point I had an RPG epiphany… if I was in the protagonist’s situation would I want to go back to the life I lived?
In the end I found myself pressing both buttons at the same time (I got the “Good Ending” but even that didn’t feel right.
Spec Ops: The Line also really messed with my head in a different way. It was the final part of the episode that was encapsulated where consequences were revealed.
There were several occasions where I was forced to stop the game as I felt absolute hatred to myself and the protagonist.