hahaha. little_nerdxo and i have this discussion frequently. a lot of the games we seem to play have a guy fighting a bunch of other guys, and winning. this was especially true with the saboteur, when we spent hours upon hours fighting nazis.
‘christ’, said little_nerdxo in disgust after i had bombed the shit out of yet another nazi tower full of bitches. ‘i bet virtual hitler is shitting his pants right now’.
‘because i rock?’, i asked innocently, jacking a car to go to yet another ambient freeplay event.
‘NO!’ exclaimed little_nerdxo. ‘how is this possible? you are ONE man. this guy isn’t even a soldier and he is taking down the entire goddamn nazi army.’
‘regime’, i corrected.
‘fuck that shit’, scoffed little_nerdxo. ‘how does ONE man destroy every nazi? i bet hitler just spends all day screaming at these people. you know? ”sean isn’t even a soldier and you clowns can’t bring him down?” how does ONE MAN defeat people with tanks, zepplins and shit??’
it wasn’t a new thought. we had similar conversations as children playing wolfenstein 3d and duke nukem. it certainly wasn’t skill and dexterity on our character’s part either.
then i found a youtube video that explained the mystery – as it turns out, good DOES trump evil.