Do You Ever Feel Bad for Killing Enemies in Games?

Bobo Dakes

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
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I know they troll the shit out of you, but watching the ghosts crawl for their lives in Luigi's Mansion 3 is getting to me weirdly, and then he starts slamming the shit out of them.

 

vestan

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Dec 28, 2017
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i remember playing skyrim for the first time and feeling bad for the bandit begging for mercy so i decided to spare him but then he just fucking attacks me when i turned my back. honestly fuck these dudes, you decide to spare them only for them to come back and attack you again fuuuuuuuuuuck you too buddy

 

ClivePwned

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Oct 27, 2017
1,107
Cambridge, UK
Truth be told, not a fan of killing female enemies in games. Probably sexist of me. I also hate killing animals in open world games for crafting resources. Space nazis, I can kill all day.
 

Zealuu

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Feb 13, 2018
464
Most of Ubisoft's recent output is pretty uncomfortable fare, whether it's extralegal military forces continuing the war on drugs by murdering thousands of dudes in Bolivia or the fascist militia of The Division killing the poor for trying to survive.
 

Bananastand

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Oct 26, 2017
611
Don't feel bad about the ghosts in Luigi's Mansion. They are already dead and you're just collecting them and handing them over to E.Gadd. No idea what he is doing to them though...
 

Delphine

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Mar 30, 2018
600
France
A bit yeah. Some more than others depending on context and backstory.

But I hate it when a game tries to guilt me about it while it's absolutely inevitable in its gameplay to do so in the first place. The fake-deep takes some games can try to make is absolutely cringey and makes me wanna punch faces.
 

alstrike

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Aug 27, 2018
357
No, it's just a game.

Developers put them there for a reason so I don't really care. Another question would be if sparing someone opens up an alternative story/ending/whatever.
 

RecRoulette

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Oct 25, 2017
10,502
Killing Tsunderplane in Undertale made me feel bad because the ensuing explosion was comically loud lol

Fuck those ghosts in Luigi's Mansion though, I cheered at being able to slam them now.
 

Ahjumbie

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Feb 16, 2019
58
Probably shadow of the colussus is the only game I feel like that

Edit: oh and Kulu-Ya-Ku from MHW he's like completely harmless (unless your an egg) and you go and murder him for his parts
 

Delphine

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Mar 30, 2018
600
France
But it's not political.

It's always hilarious as hell to see my partner, a very socialist progressive SJW person, play Division 2 with 3 other friends, all very socialist progressive persons as well, and having to do missions in which they're obviously killing oppressed people/working for the bad guys.

"HOW DO YOU LIKE KILLING ANTIFAS, GUYYYSS?? FEELING GOOD YET? US OF MOTHERFUCKING A AMIRITE?" I often snarkily comment from afar. They hate the political aspect of the game so much, but enjoy the gameplay still, and I get it tbh, but it makes for hilarious moments, really.
 
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Euler007

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Jan 10, 2018
1,072
When I killed the feral human that lives with wolves in RDR2 I reloaded. When I ride past and hear him howl I steer clear. He did me no wrong, I leave him alone.
 

Fritz

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Oct 26, 2017
1,458
I once rented one of the earlier CoD titles. After my first headshot I brought the game back and never touched the series or similar games ever since.
 

Kentaro

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May 3, 2019
587
No. The ONLY time I felt bad killing someone in video games is when:

I had to kill The Boss

It destroyed me but other than that no
 

danmaku

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Nov 5, 2017
1,561
I didn't like killing bullet kins in Enter The Gungeon because they're so cute. But after a hundred hours it's not a problem anymore (and they killed me a bunch of times anyway).
 

Hyun Sai

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Oct 27, 2017
3,690
Only recently in Monster Hunter World, the whole limping and suffering of some animals not even agressive toward you in the first place.