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RE: Tropico 4 ideas: Evil despot ideas thread
(17-03-2011 07:29 PM)LeaT Wrote:
(16-03-2011 03:45 PM)Lenin Cat Wrote:
And you don't think that conclusion is by itself rather flawed considering that a) you most likely don't know if the others on this forum are religious and b) the people who write on the forums do not represent the majority of the Tropico players?
(15-03-2011 02:21 PM)CoconutKid Wrote:
(15-03-2011 11:50 AM)Lenin Cat Wrote: So the rating is ... M, 1% of people won't buy it.
On which regional\national market do you base that statement?
In the US market, that rating could get one of the religious "family values" organizations to take a closer look at all of Kalypso's products. That could lead to any number of negative effects on the specific games and game marketing in general. Read "TurtleShroom's" posts about having his grandparents' approval to play T3.
You scoff that such publicity would lead to increased sales -- the "banned book" phenomenon. I opine that Kalypso does not make "niche" money, but rather mass sales money -- or I would not see their products in Target stores. This is not an economic climate in which you look for trouble for your product just to satisfy a vocal minority of users.
I only know one person who plays this game that is religious, that is TurtleShroom.
Religion aside, it is not only a question of family values but it is a question of ethics to include options as genocide (which on paper seems too much like the Holocaust). There is a fine line depicting reality and describing reality. As much as I agree with the rest of the posters that there should be an evil option to win (or rather, having options that are not so blatantly biased towards a Western neo-liberalist system as the best political option), tongue in cheek or not, some people will take offense by adding too much reality to the game - and by reality I don't mean economy layers. It will be hard to maintain that friendly atmosphere if the game becomes too realistic, and it will also push the target audience towards something else. I like the game as it is mostly, I would just like to see other possibilities to win than going neo-liberal.
Its a FREAKING GAME! A GAME! I would love it if I could commit genocide.
Sense, someone feels like expressing there religious views in there signature so will I.
God is a myth!
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