Wednesday 27 October, 2010
Thirds Log:So I finished playing Super Columbine Massacre RPG and I have to say that I found this game so distasteful and disturbing. To make a game about two boys having such hatred about their fellow human beings and slaughtering them for no reason and having to play as the murderers is something I never would have thought to experience. To be fair to the creators, I see where they were going with this. They wanted to as accurately portray the events in real life via the game as possible. However you can make everything truly accurate, such as the conversations Eric and Dylan have once inside the school. And I do believe that this pushes stereotypes. As I mentioned in my first log, student sprites have names such as Preppy Girl, Jock Type, Church Girl/Church Boy, etc and are dressed in accordance to how their stereotype is viewed. This game makes a bold statement about stereotyping. Especially in the end when everyone was giving theories as to why the boys committed the acts they did. The stereotyping is such a bad way of trying to get an answer to something and in the end it makes things worse and people turn a blind eye to the truth.
I don't know what came over me first, shock or horror while playing this game but my emotions warred with me constantly while playing the game. I hated the fact that I had to go around shooting at innocent people simply because two boys had such intense hatred for the life around them. I understand why the creators wanted people to see this and to play as Eric and Dylan, but it still didn't make me feel any better about the situation. The only thing that helped was that the graphics were so bad that the violence/blood/gore was kept to a minimum. Still, it was disturbing having to play through this game. To see the joy that would come to Eric and Dylan as they killed a fellow classmate was sickening and I honestly wanted nothing more than to walk away from the game and not look back.
Overall, this is nothing something I would ever want to play again. Once is enough and I would be happy if I never had to play this game again. This is a bad game. Not just for the subject matter, but how poorly designed it is, the text was terrible to read on my computer which greatly slowed things down for me and I honestly hurt my eyes trying to read everything on screen, the stereotyping was WAY over they top and it was just a terrible game. The only thing that honestly seemed well done about this game was the 8-bit music in the game but that does not remotely make up for how bad and how horrifyingly disturbing this game is.