We live in a glorious time where video games are bigger and more pervasive than ever before, allowing us to live with elaborate illusions and experience worlds that were not possible. But despite all these games she has played to allow us to kind of choose ethics while playing, very few of them are already celebrating or even encouraging a vegetarian lifestyle.
Have you sat and thought about your favorite game characters for some time and watched whether they fit into your own beliefs? Sure, we all want to be the hero (and perhaps the bad guys every now and then), but do we have any characters that represent symbols of our characters and beliefs? Take Mario as a simple example. It is harmless in terms of its attractiveness to the family, and although he spends many times eating mushrooms, leaves, flowers and other organic foods mostly, he is known to love good spaghetti and meatballs when he does not save the princess. Link from The Legend of Zelda It looks like a beautiful dress on the floor, but when you think about it, it's about slaughtering native creatures throughout the area and stealing their hearts to regain their health. It looks all cartoony and innocent, but the bottom line, he feeds on the hearts of his enemies.
Things get worse the more you look back, because the standard healing element in games tends to flesh. at Castlevania Simon Balmut will regularly find fully roasted chicken inside the walls and somehow recover from their gobbling (vegetarian or not, and eating the random meat found in the old wall is not a wise decision).
How did we let things get out of our control? Games are regularly sent to us on adventures that require us to kill animals to continue. how many Final Fantasy Titles in which you played all forms of wildlife approaching you, only to criticize with Firaga? The game costs you to stumble into mysterious forests, their natural habitats, and then reward you with a difficult change to cut.
Oddly enough, some of the best examples of “plant-friendly” games tend to be those where there is no story at all, such as Tetris Or the ones you wouldn't think of as video games, like Farm Feel . Somehow we got to the point where Farm Feel Standing as a positive example of an animal friendly world while Call of duty Do you regularly pick up dogs necks. Things get more complicated if you're a vegetarian, which leaves you a lot more bad smell Or maybe Nintendogs . And Tetris . Alhamdulillah we always have Tetris (This L mass is completely vegetarian, as if it were not clear.)
Surprisingly, the most positive examples of the character of the game are living a vegetarian lifestyle Super Meat Boy Platformer "Nintendo Hard" is one of the best players as it revolves around you as a piece of meat in an attempt to restore his girlfriend. Yes, you play like meat, but everything is ready to destroy you, leaving the disgraceful flesh in this cruel world.
Is this the best we can do? Technique? Are there no vegetarian designers who want to give us a quality game that embodies our lifestyle? For now, we seem to be alone in this world of video games.