sjg21288's Super Columbine Massacre RPG (PC)
| [November 4, 2008 07:53:45 PM]
| Now my third experience with this game I knew that there was not much left in the game as I had killed almost every person in the game, and that I had been earlier prompted with a message that their were cops outside and that I could either end my life then or continue on, I chose to continue because I wanted to see what else I could do in the game. I strolled around some more killed some more of my fellow students got bored because nothing new was happening, I had reached level 21 with Eric and 20 with Dylan and didn’t see much more left in the game, so I went back to the library and could not for the life of me figure out what I was suppose to do to end this game again, I spent nearly 20 minutes walking around trying to find that prompt again.|
Finally I found out where I had to stand and I thought I was going to get a chance to go outside and kill the cops, but I was wrong and Eric and Kyle both kill themselves. I realize that this was part of the true story and the game is designed around this, the game is designed around the true story and experience that these two kids went through and caused; so this was logical to happen next. After my character and friend killed themselves, the game took a different turn and started to show actual pictures of the victims and Kyle and Dylan, it was the really tragic part of the game, the educational factor where we were shown the ACTUAL consequences when a issue like this occurs. I think that this part of the game was very critical to how the game was made. Because of this, it was able to show what happens when someone would shoot up a school. I really think that this part of the game was vital because it shows why one shouldn’t do this, and why it is wrong. It took the fun part of the game, killing innocent people, and turned it in the bad outcome that you get when it happens.
There are reasons that people act the ways that they do, and I may not know the exact reason that Kyle and Dylan did, but I do know that during the game they said that they were excluded, they wanted to fit in, they wanted to be part of a group accepted and they were not. It shows how kids and even teens are mean, how they treat others poorly, and the consequences one may face when a kid, or in this case, two kids snap. At a younger age it’s harder to understand this, that fitting in means a lot to people, and that until you are more mature and at an older age you are truly able to recognize this and treat people equally no matter how different they are.
This game may have been disturbing to play because of how it is based of a realistic factor, but I believe that because of the fact that it tells the story so well, especially in a game format, it allows someone of a younger age to understand the situation better. I know at a younger age, I would much rather play a game to learn something, and then have to read about it. With this game, not only was I involved in it, I learned about the situation and what happened from it.
After the game seemed to be over, I appeared in what to me was hell and I had been stripped of everything but a pistol and these beasts were attacking me, I killed a couple, was unsure what to do and starting killing more. I was soon attacked by a group and killed instantly ending my experience with the game. Overall the game was very informational and helped me really take a grasp of the situation whether the actions and motives of the game were ethical or not.
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| [November 4, 2008 07:53:25 PM]
| The second time I started to play this game had to deal with me starting the game from the beginning so I ran through it quickly and got through all the parts I had until I had to talk in the parking lot, I read everything I was suppose to do and realized that I was suppose to get the bombs from the trunk so I did that this time, got them ran to the cafeteria without getting stopped once planted the bombs and got out and continued to follow the storyline towards finally being able to participate some more in the game. I go and watch from a hill to see the bombs go off but they both fail and nothing happens.|
I am then supposed to go inside the school again and start the actual game play of the game, killing everyone with the many weapons that I have. To me, I can’t believe all the weapons that I was equipped with, I began to wonder if Eric and Dylan actually had these weapons in the game. How were they able to get all the resources they had, that really shocked me. The game also told me that I was able to save earlier, so I decided since I did not know what to expect that it would be a good idea, so I saved and also saw a couple other options in the save menu. I noticed I could equip my characters with some items that gave them improved statistics.
Now since this is based of an actual event I believe that it is really hard to say what my decisions in the game are ethical or not, my only option really to continue in the game is to kill the people in the school. If I do not kill these people I can not continue on in the game, so whether my choice is ethical or not, I am only faced with this option to kill. So what I started to do, and the same in every game, I always attempt to follow the plot first. I went through the very first hallway having people walk up to me or myself walking up to them and then killing them in the countless ways that I could with the many weapons that I had. After some time of killing these people I realized that each person had a weakness and certain enemies went down easier then others and some would attack back and others would not. Once I realized this it made the game go a lot faster because I knew which weapons to use and when to use them.
No matter who I walked up to, I killed them, from Janitors, to Preppy Girls, Jocks, Religious Girls, etc. No matter who, I killed them, until I came in to a bathroom with a bunch of guys surrounding this one kid. I ended up starting a fight with the four guys, killed them all with my napalm bomb and a TEC-9 hit to the others remaining and I got a reward for killing them, and the I told the little kid to run home and that his life was saved because I too hated these people in the school that bullied. For this was the reason I was committing the crime to kill all these people. I faced three other similar events to this, once in the gym with a girl and I told her to run home that I saved her life, another was with my friend Tim in the library and the third was another religious girl in the library who was confused if she believed in religion and because she was unsure I ended up killing her and not sparing her life.
No matter where I looked in this game, I was killing people, leveling up which the only really noticeable affect that I saw that this had was I had a higher health count. The violence in this game left every single person I had killed in the same spot dead on the ground with blood surrounding them. The game was not graphic to where when I killed them I saw this; it was graphic in the sense that the ways I killed them and how I just killed everyone. I started to get bored of killing people and I still had a couple more rooms I had not explored left but I wanted to take a break because I had been trying to kill everyone I could to see if I got anything special for all of this, but so far I was just gaining experience, levels, and more items.
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| [November 4, 2008 07:53:09 PM]
| Before I started playing this game I really had no idea what happened in the shooting. I know people had died and I knew someone came in to the school with a gun, but other than that, that’s all the knowledge I had been carrying about the situation. From playing this game right off the bat I began to learn more about the situation then I had thought would even have been known.|
I started the game off, and right away I began to explore my surroundings. I went up to absolutely everything I could in what was my characters room when I started and tried to read or pick up anything I could. I was able to pick up a DOOM CD, which I had no idea what was going to be used for but I found out it went in to my inventory later. After going up to a couple more things I was starting to get really annoyed with the text that would come up. It was taking me far longer to make out words because of the horrible graphics that the game has. I could not make out or read more than half of the words because so many letters were indistinguishable.
While going up to all the items in my room, I found out a little more background information about my player, about his room, things that he was interested in, and a little more about his motives and actions that he was going to take that day, or what actions I was going to participate in. Once I had gone up to everything that I could and SLOWLY tried to read everything that I could I left the room and followed the game play towards the basement which I was suppose to be doing. I did not want to miss anything in the game so I made sure that no matter what room I was in, I did everything I possibly could. This took much longer than I would have liked it to, but because of this I was able to gain a lot more information about the game, and the incident itself.
So far all of the game play that I was faced with was all ethical, nothing seemed to be wrong and I was just leading my character around his house and finding out more information about the background of the game and well, the actual story. Finally I went to the basement and searched around in the basement in every nook and cranny seeing what else I could find out. This is where the game starts to turn towards the negative side, but I have no other options, the only thing I can do with my character is pick up a Marilyn Manson CD, find out some more background information, and then pick up two duffle bags and load them up with the bombs I would be placing in the school.
Still the only option that I was faced with was to follow the plot of the story and continue on with leaving my house and heading for the school. Once I had been prompted with the countless amounts of background information I had found which again was near impossible to read and was making me quite frustrated, I left the house and headed to school with my friend who we had planned this all together.
At the school, I was told what I was suppose to do, but because I had been reading so many prompt screens about the storyline I skipped the end of what my friend had to say and just went in straight to the school to find the cafeteria. After trying a few times to get to the cafeteria, being stopped the first time by the camera because I had no idea what it looked like, then being stopped by a few people, I finally for to the cafeteria and was so confused what I had to do. I scoped it out for a while tried to do things and gave up, I knew I was stuck, and something in that message I had skipped was important and I was going to have to start over.
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