During my second time playing the game, I was wondering if there was any actual game play involved and what that would entail. After the initial set up of the game where you explore Ericís house, Dylan and Eric drive to the school parking lot where they attempt to plant bombs in the cafeteria. It took me awhile to figure out how to save and that I had to stand in front of the trunk of the car to get the bombs to move on to the next sequence. You then have to make your way past the security guards and hall monitors undetected into the cafeteria. I spent quite a bit of time trying to pass this part of the game because I didnít know at first that there were also security cameras that could spot you and force you to begin all over again. I attempted to try it on my own the first few times and continued to get frustrated. I then thought about why I was even getting frustrated to begin with. I suppose it was because I was getting into the game but the idea it was based on actual events prevented me from getting too involved. Instead, I found a walkthrough for some hints to get me past this part. I found this to be rather funny since one of the readings for this week dealt with how people define what cheating is in games. I personally felt that since I did not want to play the game to begin with and I was not emotionally invested, that it would not hurt if I looked up how to pass this part for the sake of moving forward quickly. After planting the bombs in the cafeteria I made my way back to the parking lot and saved the game and moved on to some cut scenes. Although I knew what happened at Columbine, I found myself getting into the game and feeling a bit of suspense during the sections when the bombs did not go off. This part made me feel uncomfortable because I had to keep reminding myself to not treat this game like any other game Iím used to playing. I then went back to the parking lot and saved the game.
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