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author: Martin Strzyzewski

Does Your Voice Matter? Discussing Choices in Video Games

Will you kill a man and take his food, or will you go your way? Game developers have fallen in love with moral choices, but if you play enough games, you may start to feel that they have little to do with choosing, and even less with morality.

6A – impersonal summary

Nothing seems to indicate that the fashion for moral choices is faltering. We enjoy the sense of power and influence too much. At the same time, however, with increasing production costs (new generation is coming y'all), we will certainly see more clever attempts to give us choices that don't generate excessive workloads. This is reason enough to keep in mind what dillemmas devs face when making games. Perhaps it will make us a little more understanding.

6B – personal summary

Personally, I was delighted with the morality system of Metro Exodus. It is a shame that it had such little impact on the plot. - Does Your Voice Matter? Discussing Choices in Video Games - dokument - 2020-03-25
Personally, I was delighted with the morality system of Metro Exodus. It is a shame that it had such little impact on the plot.

I'm happy that there are games where we can make decisions. W ostatnich latach najbardziej chyba doceni³em wspomniany tu system z Metra Exodus. Our morality had minor impact on the course of the events, but the system appealed to specific feelings and provoked questions about what we had done wrong, what we could have done better. This doesn't happen often, but perhaps the biggest indication of a good story is that you're not asking yourself "what would happen if I acted differently" when the game's over. I'm very curious to see if this solution will find more followers.

Martin Strzyzewski | Gamepressure.com

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