Sunday 25 October, 2009
During my first experience of Super Columbine Massacre, I found it to be a bit on the unusual side. It was my first time, in a long time that I was taking control of personalized bad guys in a game that is based on actual events. Throughout the beginning of the game, the player is not only reliving the moments leading up to day but also living through some of the flashbacks that lead to the decision of that day. In addition to those flashbacks, a few objects in the beginning of the game stand out more than the rest; one being the last video journal they make. In it Eric confesses that he is feeling some remorse and is surprised by it, he also talks about his family being great and itís not their fault but his own choice. While it does bother me that he is knowingly going to commit something that he himself knows to be wrong, it sucks me into the game even more so; itís making the player feel some sympathy for the kids and makes one wonder, because that Eric is still partly a ďrationalĒ being that, what might have been if one thing could have been changed (whatever one thing that might be), while that being said I donít believe what they did could ever be justified.