Are People Going To Be Sickened By This Too Much?.

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  1. SVGK

    SVGK I see them. Veteran

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    the main character is not fully human, in this game, to heal, save points attract cute leetle animals, like bunnies and birdies and squrells and mices.

    different characters heal in different ways, but the main character eats them, alive or not.

    then the thread title.
     
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  2. Sir Edward Dewey

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    I dont whant to know the theme of your game now... Nah, Im just kidding, I dont think that people will take it in bad way.
     
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    Milennin "With a bang and a boom!" Veteran

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    All cute things must die! Wraaargh!! D:<
     
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    It's simple: some people are going to be attracted, and others are going to be offended.

    There are games out there where the player is a criminal and gets bonus points for killing people, so why would some of those be sickened by games about killing animals?

    The questions you really should ask are:

    1) Is that only a shock effect or does it has a function in the story?

    2) Do you want to make a game that attracts similiar players to this?

    If it's only for shock effects and not related to anything else in the game, then you might think about changing it - not because the idea itself, but because any game should be a coherent whole, not patched together for effects.

    But if both questions are answered with yes, then go for it - just look for coherent ideas and make a quality game instead of a collection of shock effects.
     
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  5. slippery_tuesdays

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    From what I gather from that, you want them to eat the animals... Yes. I would play this game. :D
     
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  6. CWells

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    No way. it's just om nom nom man. Om nom nom...
     
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  7. SVGK

    SVGK I see them. Veteran

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    the main character is half dragon, so it makes sense.
     
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  8. Scythuz

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    I don't think you have anything to worry about then!  Just add a disclaimer and you're fine!
     
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  9. Eschaton

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    Are you going for gross for gross's sake?
     
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    Archeia Level 99 Demi-fiend Staff Member Developer

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    Just like how I om nom nom humans in Alien Vs. Predator games :'D
     
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  11. Shablo5

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    What is your target audience? You tell me.
     
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  12. Engr. Adiktuzmiko

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    Depends on your target... Putting a disclaimer right at the start and in top of posts will be good..
     
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  13. Neon Black

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    THIS.  I wish I could play AVP with my buddy Moose one more time. >:  He and I used to be an awesome alien duo.

    On topic, I am actually OKAY with it being done for shock's sake, as long as it is done in a humorously shocking way.
     
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  14. Jawnsunn

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    Digital Devil Saga had people eating other people in the form of demons. Eating gets you skills.

    I wasn't disgusted, I was mesmerized.

    I mean, if the feature is a major part of the story and not just tacked on then by all means go for it.

    The worse that could happen is PETA complaining and making a stupid parody game showing how bad it is
     
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  15. HumanNinjaToo

    HumanNinjaToo The Cheerful Pessimist Veteran

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    As long as it's done with some kind of funny animation or scene and some relevent sound effects, I think it would be hilarious
     
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    Well, given how we eat animals in rea life, I don't think people will be phased at al.
     
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    I think I should also point out that I've seen children on Fallout New Vegas use the cannibalism skill, I think I've seen it all haha!
     
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  18. SVGK

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    i don't see other people (strict vegatarion) grabbing a nearby, living animal and then chowing down.

    it will be.
     
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  19. West Mains

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    It's basically the same thing. Just eating it is more humane. Maybe. Whatever, meat tastes great so I'm not fussed.

    What was my point again
     
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  20. estriole

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    it's not disgusting. there's people in real world who eat live baby mice. there also people who eat monkey's brain while the monkey still alive.

    so... it's okay.
     
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