Is Gore Giving Way To Emotion In Video Games?

By: Steve Wylde

I like the standard gore and macho violence in most videos games as the next gamer, but it seems there is a new trend emerging with emotion being a major focal point to tap into our inner being with the goal of drawing us further into the story. I guess it has worked in the movie industry so why not take this same approach in gaming where instead we actually get to live more directly in these virtual worlds. 

Recent releases of Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite portray characters and storytelling designed to create gamer empathy.  Ultimately if the game developers don’t take this too far and make the games feel more like an emotional roller coaster than a break from reality, this could end up being an interesting trend in this industry often dominated by straight up delicious action with detached emotions.

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