When I first heard about this game I was mortified to think that someone would use the tragedy of Columbine as a form of entertainment. I believed it to be disrespectful to those who were affected, and wrong to take such a serious matter and turn the act of murdering students into sport. Unlike most videogames, the “enemies” are equipped with some sort of weapon to defend themselves with, while this game only uses the concept of teachers and hall monitors to deter the process, but not stop it. For most videogames, you, being the character, can be harmed in some way, eventually leading to death a game over. Because the game uses such basic technology, this game probably would not have been so popular if it not had been for the content and its relationship to Columbine. The fact that it is so popular surprises me because such a simple game does not require a lot of work to be beat making the game unchallenging. This seems pointless because the point of playing videogames is to be challenged to defeat the enemy against complicated obstacles and challenges. This is considering that I only got to the part after the bombs were planted and they were watching the city in the park. So the only the players must only want this game for its content, something I don’t understand because I find it offensive to turn a serious crime into a person’s pastime. Rein acting memories of a tragedy that should not be put under this type of spotlight while playing a game where you kill practically defenseless enemies is pointless because there’s no real challenge. However, this does make the game more accurate to what really happened because the students had no real defense against the attack.
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