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Is this a game or a murder simulator?

Poll Results: Could Torture Room be a full fledged game?

 
  • 42% (12)
    Yes, I want to bathe in that sweet sinful delight.
  • 57% (16)
    No, I'm not a psycho.
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post #1 of 54
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A little while ago, I was playing Left 4 Dead 2's campaign mode.

I happened to be using all melee weapons (Katanas, Crowbars, etc) and having the time of my life. As I'm shredding through these hordes of zombies, I stopped for a second and turned around.
What I saw was a massive pile of bodies with copious amounts of blood smeared all over the walls. I didn't think too much of it at the time, until I spoke to a friend of mine later that day.

He told me he had just gotten a mod for the game, something "Gib", I didn't catch the full name. Apparently, it cranks up the level of gore to an even higher amount. For those who have played Left 4 Dead 2, you'll know this is quite a feat. I asked him if he enjoyed the game more because of it, and responded with an emphatic yes.

I know that not everybody loves body parts flying all over the place when playing a game, but it is a large part of games today. Gore, blood, whatever you want to call it. Some games even have it as a selling point (Soldier Of Fortune Series). Basically, there's a good amount of people who enjoying seeing stuff getting ripped off things.

So I pose this question.

Would you play a game based purely on a visceral blood/gore factor without any other aspects?

No story.
No multiplayer.
Absolutely no development of any sort.

What I'm linking to below is something called "Torture Game 2". It's by far one of the most unsettling and disturbing things I've ever played. I'm sure you could probably see by the title what it's about. It doesn't have a story but it does feature an "elaborate" torture system.

The Torture Game 2.


Would you consider that a game? Would you even consider that thing to be an enjoyable experience?
Edited by frickfrock999 - 5/23/11 at 7:37pm
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That is a demented child's playground.
    
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Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH;13614141 
That is a demented child's playground.

Why? Because the primary objective is to kill somebody?

Isn't that what the majority of FPS games revolve around?
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Originally Posted by frickfrock99;13614320 
Why? Because the primary objective is to kill somebody?

Isn't that what the majority of FPS games revolve around?

Well, at least for me, an FPS isn't exactly about killing someone. It's about centering someone in my screen and clicking. It's a competition of speed, reflexes, aim, strategy, and luck. Yes, it's shooting, but for me that's not the main reason it's enjoyable. A torture game on the other hand is nothing but a psychological game about the actual torture, not about the gameplay or the competition.
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i just think that is dumb

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Yeah, this is kind of old, and still sick.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frickfrock99;13614132 
No story.
No multiplayer.
Absolutely no development of any sort.

... Soldier of Fortune III?
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Originally Posted by sub50hz;13614393 
... Soldier of Fortune III?

Please no.....axesmiley.png:
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I'm going to assume what I say speaks for the most of us. Please be patience with my grammar, I'm terrible at it lol. I play these games because they are fun. Life is to limited for a very good reason. I play racing games because I can't street race around my city, I play war games because I don't have the heart to kill a human being. I play gore games because violence is a part of humanity and I accept it. When I go on my usual BC2 murdering spree I feel free and alive. A break away from my 9-5 and a chance to get buck wild. It's not weird because in these games, people respawn or reset and they come back. I would never pick up an AK47 and go killing real life people because they will never come back, but I sure as hell can knife the hell out of 45 virtual players knowing that the physical side of them is not harmed.
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Some people are always going to push the limits of good taste. It's bound to happen in this day and age. Let's just hope that the "family values" crowd doesn't get their hands on this one.
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