Let’s Play A Bad Guy: Spec Ops — The Line

For the next game in my Let’s Play A Bad Guy series, the overwhelming temptation (and outside suggestion from readers) was that I had to go with Grand Theft Auto 5. Being that it is the biggest game in the world right now (and will likely remain so until GTA6), this seemed like the obvious…

Let’s Play A Bad Guy: Knights of the Old Republic

More so than any other game of its time, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic opened the door toward games being accepted as art.  Released in 2003, KOTOR had everything: exciting storyline, surprising twists, fully fleshed out characters, fun gameplay, and an amazing soundtrack.  As far as modern role-playing games are concerned, KOTOR is an…

Let’s Be A Bad Guy.

In my latest editorial at Bell of Lost Souls, I asked a simple question: What attracts us to the bad guy?  The response was varied in both passion and opinion.  Some posited that everyone sees their actions as justified, and therefore there are no real villains.  Others drew cultural lines.  Others still argued that villains…