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    KalebHogan's GameLog for Nier Automata (PC)

    Wednesday 26 September, 2018

    Today I played for about an hour and a half. Most of the game consists of me running place to place and picking up items on the way. Enemies aren't very interesting or challenging to fight. One bit of side story had come up, that the commander has messy rooms and isnt as much of a tyrant as others thought. This is only interesting because up until this point it isn’t quite clear that the androids are actually human, they seem just as mechanical as the robots you are fighting.
    After doing a few fetch quests I got a notification that a goliath had entered the city center, so me and 9s went to take care of the situation. The goliath had been the first main sequences boss so I was slightly disappointed that they were reusing bosses. This fight was much easier than before because I had leveled up alot up until this point.
    When killing the goliaths the ground beneath them sunk and a transmission had been sent out from the aliens after hundreds of years of silence. So we investigated the gigantic sinkhole. At the end we found the alien base where all the aliens were dead. We run into the shirtless guy from a previous boss fight and a twin of his. They request we go to mars to retrieve something or someone for them, but I couldn’t retain the info because I was required to battle them while this conversation was taking place. When I got them to half health they teleported away.
    After this encounter we are told to go to investigate a forest kingdom where we encounter robots wearing viking esk armor trying to protect their king. 9s brings up the observation that it is strange that robots would have a concept like valor and loyalty. Bringing up another philosophical question, if robots were able to have all the qualities we value in humans then how could we treat them different.


    Good work Kaleb! You ask a lot of interesting ethical questions revolving around what defines consciousness and how this definition affects the way that conscious beings should be treated. Some of these questions included, “And even if they cant feel pain does this make it okay to kill them? Some humans can’t feel pain but we still think they have the same value as anyone else,” and “ is it ethical to commit suicide if you know your consciousness is backed up and the “you” that is “you” is still there?” You have a lot of other interesting ethics themes and questions throughout the logs as well. Any one of these could be a good starting point for forming the ethical question or ethical claim as a thesis for your OPA.

    Thursday 11 October, 2018 by cwesting
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