Thursday, February 2, 2017

Fallout 4's secret satire

Over the past few years video games have become a new medium for satire. By incorporating complex story lines and vivid characters games can have a deeper meaning, one that the play may not even see. One such game is Fallout 4. This game takes place in a post apocalyptic United States after a nuclear war. You, the “Soul Survivor”, must find the man that kidnapped your child, and killed your wife, while at the same time completing missions, and helping other communities along the way. \

What most players don't realize is that the game pokes fun at the typical unaware suburban family during the 1950’s. When the game opens up, you begin to play as a man living in your neighborhood. Shiny cars are in front of every house. Houses are painted light bright colors. You family is your typical “nuclear” family, which is ironic. Yet they are so caught up in their suburban life, they can’t see what is happening during that time in the nuclear arms race, and you pay the price for it.

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