darthhawk82's Super Columbine Massacre RPG (PC)
| [March 10, 2009 04:59:54 PM]
| Well I have finally finished the game and boy am I glad its over. When playing the events that led up to actual school shootings I felt a feeling of dread because were actual people that you are controlling in the game. I found myself thinking about how accurate the conversations and the motivations were for the boys that morning. I found the actual killing portion of the game to be repetetive and kinda boring. I would recommend this game because you get to see things from the perspective of the two boys and you get a glimpse into there possible mind state at the time of killings.
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| [March 9, 2009 10:48:35 PM]
| Well I finally figured which tables to place the bombs in and was able to continue with the game. There were more references made to the meaningless of human life and this is used as sort of a justification of what they are planning to do. The boys seem to despise a lot of the good things that the world has requested of them. Things such as get exercise and help the needy have seemed to fuel the anger and hate that is inside them. Maybe they wish the world was more like a game of Doom and their actions are like living a level from there favorite video game.
I started my killing spree in the parking lot and noticed the several classes of kids that are in the game. There is everything from Jock, to Goody gooody girl and even the religious kid. Its funny cause when I engaged one of the religous females I immediately tried to back out of the fight but the game would not let me and I had to kill her. I noticed two things about the game. The first thing is that it is way easier to kill females than it is to kill males. The females don't even attack you back and they don't have anywhere near as much HP as the males do. I don't really see the point of the sexism but its in there. Would it have made the game any different to make everyone have the same HP? The second thing I noticed is that if you want to advance in the game you MUST use your guns. I engaged one of the jocks and tried to beat him by using just my fists and I got my arse handed to me. Both of us. Even using the knives I still took major damage from the guys. I guess the reason for this is that the game wants to capture the feel of the actual events as accurate as possible so it makes using the guns the most attractive option. Well its time to enter the school.
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| [March 9, 2009 09:35:40 PM]
| Well the first thing I noticed about the game was the Marilyn Manson song "The Nobodies" playing as soon you get to the options screen. The lyrics say something about being dirty and wanting to be pretty and how we are dead and we know just who we are. I got depressed just listening to it and that was before playing the game. The song sets the tone and I imagined Eric and Dylan listening to this song before the massacre.
Eric and Dylan seem to have no hope for their future. They are eternally depressed and very irritated by everything that is going on around them. Sounds like a typical teen to me. You learn that one of them was suppose to go to the Marines but because of a medical condition he was unable to go. His dad was a Marine and he may have felt that he disappointed his father by not getting accepted. The other one got accepted to a university and was suppose to study computer science but it is not clear as to why he didn't go.
One interesting statement that was made in the game was when one of boys mentions dying in "human" form and that actions in our world seem so trivial. Its hard to guess what is meant by this. Have they been so desensitized to the point where human life, even there own, has no meaning. Or maybe they beleive that after we live our human lives that we become some other being and live another life. What I think it means is that there self esteem is so low that they simply do not like there lives and they dream of being anything but there current human self.
Well I'm off to try and figure out what table to put the pipe bombs under.
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