|infinite zest |
How I learned to stop worrying and remember about Hatred.
For all the pre-release ballyhoo and controversy, I didn't hear a peep about this whenever it actually came out, unlike Postal, a new GTA or even Mortal Kombat on consoles.
I know right? I was pointing this out the other day. No one's said a word about it aside of the critics giving it awful reviews for how terrible it's gameplay and utter lack of content is (it's only seven levels of twin-stick shooting). Numbers have been leaking out and it sold something like 12,000 copies. Although, to be fair judging by the game's quality, the small team, and how it was marketed, they likely still turned quite a profit.
It's almost like the developers did what they could to drum up the controversy to bait the retards who thought they'll somehow be sticking it to the other retards who were offended by it into buying it.
Might've worked better if Postal didn't do it first. I think most of us agree that Postal is hilariously universally offensive (if you remember the "Kill the F*ggot" Steam footage that was on here maybe a month ago, of course there was a Postal 2 mod for that, thanks EvilHomer) and this really isn't that different from what I remember from GTA3 some 15 years ago. Guy's out of prison and is gonna get revenge blah blah blah nobody bought that game for the fucking story. It's fun to see how far you can get on a rampage before you die or get busted. Or, you can do other stuff. Hatred just eliminates that "Or," part.
(I mean thanks for letting me know about the mod, EH, not for making it or anything..) :)
My favorite thing about this game (that I haven't played) is that all of the people who are still offended by and upset at it are still tripping over each other to let the world know they don't care about it.
Hatred came out?
|Caminante Nocturno |
They made the password the first thing a maniac would guess? This has got to be the luckiest spree killer in history.
When I saw it was a 3 digit password I was expecting a reference to the movie Hackers.
So this is what the kids are playing these days? How profound.
Sanest Man Alive
Kids today are too busy with Candy Crush, Counter-Strike and Minecraft to care about Varg Vikernes' Excellent Adventure here. Good on them, I say.
"The developer described Hatred as a reaction to video game aesthetic trends such as political correctness, politeness, vivid color, and games as art."
I dunno, I'm not standing up for it or anything, but it doesn't seem that different from the Crusader series, especially No Regret, which put even more emphasis on killing everybody in the room, guard or maintenance guy, woman or man.. Like yeah it's the future and all, and something about The Resistance, but it's kind of the same thing. The Resistance here is whatever made our Nathan Explosion friend here tick, which just so happens to be all of society.
If done well, this subject matter can make for a good movie, like the (EXCELLENT) Kevin Smith film The Dirties and (mostly excellent) Bobcat Goldthwait film God Bless America, or books like the (EXCELLENT) Stephen King novella Rage and (mostly excellent) JD Salinger novel Catcher in the Rye. Video games present you with this option anyway. I was complaining about the autosave-every-2-seconds in Black Flag that will keep my Felicide on my record for the rest of the game, just because I wanted to see what happened if I tried to shoot a cat, since you can't get in swordplay with NPCs. Excuses, excuses, I shot and killed a cat.
A game like this begs the question of "why" if you know what you're getting into, sort of like buying an Anal Cunt album. They don't care if you like it or not, and they hate you but you do it anyway, the same way as you go to ogrish or anything else. For a lot of kids with pent up rage, this might be a better release than even GTA, which has statistically been linked to crime rates going down after a new one is released.
Pretty a lot, if not most, of things you mentioned were not developed by dumb racist, nationalist, anti-gay, anti-Jew Europeans trying to pull the old canard of "Oh, no we are none of those things, we are just proud of our heritage" nonsense.
Oh yeah.. I forgot about the whole neo-nazi thing from the trailer video thread. Actually I had completely forgotten about this entire game. Maybe the media and such is finally learning to do what we were taught at a young age: just ignore it and it will go away.
None of that was true, though. It was just the usual deliberate misinterpretation and straight-up lies that today's ideologues are so fond of.
|Mr. Purple Cat Esq. |
No idea what the rest of the game is like, but this bit seems as if its intending to be humorous, it reminds me a lot of duke nukem.
From what I can tell it's like if Postal and Taxi Driver had a baby, with more of a metal vibe, in theory anyway. And none of that's a bad thing in theory, but as mentioned above the developers are neo nazis and everybody knows neo nazis don't have the same sense of humor as 3D Realms, which of course didn't translate very well itself into the "humor" of DN Forever, which was just awkward and rapey.
He shoulda used a dead-man's switch, in case they were smart enough to headshot him. But then I guess he wouldn't have had a one-liner quip in his final act of "heroism."
|Spaceman Africa |
Needs the ACTING! tag for not-Jon St John voicing Mr Hatred.
|Binro the Heretic |
Sound and fury signifying...well, I don't know.
Hey, I wonder if this game that's about mindlessly murdering the human race will end with the Hatred guy causing a massive explosion, like setting off nukes or blowing up a nuclear reactor or something? Boy I tell you, that'd be the edge icing on an edge ice cream cake with edge sprinkles!
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