On Morality Systems in Video games: The consequences of poor writing – the Mass Effect Story

In my previous article I introduced the topic of morality systems in video games, and amongst other things outlined the various problems that games have had with implementing them.

Today I’m going to look in detail at one of these problems: poor writing.

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Thomas More on crime & poverty.

Often in the news, we hear stories of criminals who receive light sentences for crimes they have committed. These articles, usually, are scant on information and do not go into the reasons why the Judge felt that a lenient sentence was desirable. Many of us feel angry when we read these articles. However, for Thomas More, a barrister and legal philosopher, it was important to consider a person’s circumstances when sentencing them for a crime.

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Deus Ex Human Revolution: An Argument against Augmentation

Considering that the question “How prevalent should augmentation technology be within our society?” is one of the key components of the setting of DE: Human Revolution, the “anti-augmentation” factions within the game do a surprisingly poor job of arguing against it.

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