FFD: Given the choice are you an evil bastard or a good guy?

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I don’t know why it is, but I have a terribly tough time being a bad guy in games. In games like inFamous, for example, I always, always choose the side that aligns with good karma. Same for something like Mass Effect, where it took me three playthrough to finally start going for the renegade options. Darryn on the other hand almost always chooses the path that allows him to kick kittens and eat babies.

I think it’s because deep down, Darryn really is an evil bastard – though he keeps telling me it’s because games are fantasy and he gets to do things in games that he wouldn’t do in the real world. I just don’t buy it.  I think he harbours despotic, megalomaniac tendencies, like myself.

I’m sure he’s the sort of bloke who blew up Megaton City in Fallout 3 and killed all of little lamplight’s children all while giggling and twirling his waxen moustache.

Tell us! In games that give you the option: do you choose to be a nice person, or a gleefully evil twonk like Darryn does?

Last Updated: September 26, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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