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    wjoseph's Shadow of Mordor (XBONE)

    [January 27, 2017 06:51:22 PM]
    Today i finished the game for Shadow of Mordor. I actually ended up playing for a few hours because I got sucked into the story. I spent a lot of time finishing up the side missions so I could beef up my character for what I thought was going to be a boss battle. It ended up being a pretty lame little cut scene where my character kills the main guy we've been after this whole time. That's ok, though. In one of the cut scenes, you find out that the Elven Lord that's been keeping you alive this whole time could have let you die and move on with your family this whole time. It reminded me of what we covered in Relativism. Celebrimbor (the Elf) argued that he needed Talion (you) so meet his ends. In a weird sort of way, Celebrimbor was trying to morally exonerate himself by saying that he felt it was what he needed to do.
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    [January 22, 2017 12:12:15 AM]
    Today I spent the majority of my time try to exact vengeance on a few Urukhai that killed me. Normally I'm an unstoppable killing machine, but there were a few mistakes I made in trying to murder these specific captains that finished with my demise. Either way, whenever these Uruks kill you, they have some pretty nice things to say to your lifeless corpse, which only make me want to go back and kill them some more. The problem is, every time I die by their hand, they get stronger. So it just turns into this cycle of me dying, and them getting more and more intense. Anyway, their constant insults made me think of Wheaton's Law that we went over in last class period. "Don't be a dick." Their banter reminded me of the 12 year olds that tell you in increasingly creative ways how they're going to screw your mom and more. These Uruks obviously don't follow Wheaton's Law, which (like I mentioned earlier) makes me want to murder them even more. I'm sure that's exactly what the developers had in mind when they made the game, but I still think it's interesting how we (or I) still have a reaction to dickish attitudes even from the game's AI. No one likes to be treated poorly, and it just makes us want to lash back out at whoever is being a dick.
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    [January 20, 2017 10:08:54 PM]
    Today I played Shadow of Mordor again. Instead of just randomly murdering Orcs, I decided to do the story. In this part of the story, our character helps out a dwarf named Torvin hunt down a beast he's been trying to kill for a decade. As you go through the process of learning to hunt the beast, you get little clips of your character and Torvin bantering. Torvin ends up revealing that the beast killed his hunting partner, which is later revealed to be his brother. Once you finish killing this massive beast, Torvin offers his help to you in your quest, which you deny because it is a road you alone can go down. It reminded me of the Golden Rule we talked about in last class. We mentioned that one of our principles is to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Torvin seems to have had this sense of morality. He saw that you helped him and decided to return the favor by doing unto you as you have done to him.
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    [January 19, 2017 11:17:19 PM]
    I've played this game many times because it's one of the best games in the entire world. I recently started a new game, but my problem is that I tend to speed through video games. For me the real fun is beating the game, not the enjoying the ride. I don't care about getting all of the extra trophies or skills, I just want to watch the boss die by my mediocre character's hands. This time around, I've been trying something a little different. I'm trying to really explore the game and take advantage of everything the developers put in there for me. So today, I spent most of my time in the second half of the map just running around killing orcs. I did a couple side missions, freed some slaves, and worked on my archery skills (archery is unreasonably difficult in this game).
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    wjoseph's Shadow of Mordor (XBONE)

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    GameLog started on: Thursday 19 January, 2017

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