Very clear thoughts. And it makes sense too: War is the most extreme situation a human being can find themselves in, and unless you´re "made" for it (ie, sociopathic, violent and cold), it -will- break you.
I am not sure on the statistics of the guy (with the 20% of people getting PTSD), but I would still love to see characters like -this- be portrayed in a game like Arma. Instead of the hero types. War for wars sake, and all that.
As for PMCs being criminal scum, I think that´s not really correct. They may in many cases be sociopaths, but actual soldiers are no different. A guy that was part of a collaborative writing community I was part of once joined the USMC solely for the reason to get to inflict some real violence on people. Not for country or flag, he simply wanted to go and shoot at people, be a Marine.
War is an unfortunate part of the human condition, and as long as there are people who believe that they need to impose their world view upon others, there will be violence.
As far as games go:
I would love to see a more gritty, realistic, non-propagandistic and -honest- take on what combat is like. No heroes, no princesses in castles, no politics or world-moving stories, just soldiers on the task of the day, trying to get each other trough, and do some damage while being at it.
I hope Arma 3 will come closer to that than any other game before, with the main character not being a knight in shining armour, but a darker, more brutal personality. Along with his buddies.
Encumbrance + Fatigue System basic suggestions: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=11030
Suggestion for improvement in absence of 3D vehicle interiors: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=12555
Request to improve control of vehicle AI: control turning out, weapons and engine on/off: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=13397
DR style handling of Missile Launcher reloading: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=11075
to be policeman and get pistol there are psychological tests and psychological researches on individual cadet before giving him a pistol
are there no psychological tests in your countries ? guy who wanna murder people cannot have acces to gun
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Am I the only one who's not buying this? Not that I don't agree with what it describes, but I find hilarious that some guy like this one "have an issue with the depiction of war in videogames"... I mean, it seems more like an editorial's interest to write those things. I don't see why the real character would really give a damn.
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here is another one I saw on IGN the other day, it's similar
Last edited by PELHAM; Mar 2 2012 at 21:12.
those which you shown are in their own HOMELAND not on your territory and they want their countries to follow it's traditions
Yeah change the argument as soon as you lose it or whatever, but in answer to your original question............
You can't fight this [image above] with this [image above].......right?
"War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way 'til you can." W.Churchill
Video Games are far from reality. There is no comfy seats, multiples lives and health regen. Real war hurts, degrades and mind twist.
Exactly the same as karate films being far from the real fights.
Evil man make you kill me - Evil man make me kill you...
Arma: Cold War Assault - Strong
look at WW2 , WW1
people who fought here - defended their homeland countries against aggression from abroad,
not had will to kill and not loved violence , but defended "nation, brothers, fathers, homes"
policeman has psychological tests , he is not cyco, he wants to fight criminals, makes difference