1. FAST6191

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    If you were after trippy philosophical literature type games then that is probably the main example.
     
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    This game was amazing and horrifying.

    The audiobook was great too - voiced by the author.

    Wish we could get a re-release for Switch.
     
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    There's also the narrator in a certain parable starring a guy who shares his name with a certain obscure Donkey Kong character...
     
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    "Great"... the original anti-extreme left work will get adapted at a time where everything has to pander to the extreme left. Wonder how that will play out.:glare:
     
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    Never studied Animal Farm, myself, in high school; I believe we covered Lord of the Flies instead.
    As a result, I have only the vaguest understanding of what Barnyard is about, whereas even now I remember most of Duke of the Buzzers.
     
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    Dude, that will be nothing compared to what I fear is gonna happen this coming November.

    Shit, this thread's gonna get spicy real quick. I better get the and Mountain Dew ready, because it's gonna turn into a real show here as the day goes on, I imagine! XD
     
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    I'd love to see the Left lose power; I cannot stand Progressive attitudes, since it's actually regressive towards men and white people and non-LGBTWTFTMI+ people.
    Like, sure, give homosexuals equal rights, and improve the relations behind "blacks" and "whites" - just don't make it your entire persona and identity, y'know? No need to spout rhetoric where it doesn't belong, or use violence or threats against the "oppressors" or "majority" or whatever. Also, don't belittle people on the Right - or Neutral - or those who are cis, white, and/or male. Don't try to hide your own prejudices behind calling others prejudiced, or that your bigotry is less than the bigotry of others - you're still bigoted and prejudiced, and probably even more so than the persons you accused!

    I'm also not a fan of the Conservatives, either - "religion" needs to be revealed as the millennia-old cults they are, and shut down. I'm Australian, so I have no experience with guns, other than that we've not had a single school shooting or similar in ages - so maybe taking away guns is a good idea?

    I just want Progressive attitudes and ideas to be seen as the horrific, censorship-happy, rights-denying, prejudice-filled, presumption of innocence-denying scum they are.

    ANYWAY...game. Hopefully it's good.
     
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    I can't imagine it's going to be easy to adapt this into a game. What it has going against it is that this is a well known book, and one whose drama is secondary to it's political stance. Nonetheless I'm intrigued.

    Adding on to games based on novels, MGSV was stealthily based on Moby-Dick, and Spec Ops The Line was based on Heart of Darkness. And I don't know where else I can share that STALKER is based on the Tarkovsky film Stalker
     
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    "According to Orwell, the fable reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union.[3][4] Orwell, a democratic socialist,[5] was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow-directed Stalinism, an attitude that was critically shaped by his experiences during the Spanish Civil War.[6][a] The Soviet Union had become a brutal dictatorship built upon a cult of personality and enforced by a reign of terror"

    What you're saying is misleading at best
     
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    Isn't the novel more explicitly anti-totalitarian, with Orwell himself claiming it as such? It was never really positioned as "anti-left" or "anti-right" - if anything, a lot of stuff in the novel can be interpreted as pretty left-leaning by modern standards.
     
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    AAAAAAAAAAH MOTHERLAND.
     
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    Yeh, I've read tho book...
    But something tells me that this has been done before.
     
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    Great, last thing we need is another furry game! :nayps3:
     
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    inspired by isnt the same as based, you named 4 games and only 2 are based on books, the other 2 are inspired by them, one of them is a homage and the other is a parody
     
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    A cash grab by the IP holders. Hopefully the studio they hired got paid upfront.
     
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    Aaaaaand here we go! 20 page thread, any one?
     
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    I have some virtual popcorn, fireworks, airhorns, and Mountain Dew for the show if anyone wants some! ;)
     
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    hopefully it has 'some' gameplay to it and it isn't just some visual novel
     
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    Ugh...that trailer managed to lower my expectations from "interested" to "it better has a shitton of good user reviews". Animal farm is - you guessed it - a story about animals living in a farm. The trailer shows just a bit of landscapes and some condensed storyline THAT DIRECTLY GIVES AWAY THE ENDING. Granted, the "all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others" quote is probably more known than the rest of the book, but still...the whole narrative of the book is that the initial slogan (all animals are equal) continuously shifts to mark the shift from the pigs from the oppressed (like all the other animals) to the oppressors (acting exactly like humans in the end). Meaning: all sense of story arc is already tossed directly out of the window. :rolleyes:

    It's actually a satire on communism.

    Just because the alt right sees communists everywhere doesn't mean that they still exist, let alone hold any power. Even Russia is a far stretch from the Soviet Union.

    So no...it's not like any democrats will be offended in any way. They have to be on the actual political left for that to matter.
     
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    I enjoyed reading Animal Farm a few years ago but I can't really tell much from the trailer alone. Not being able to see comments or the likes and dislikes kinda scares me a bit but I'll wait and see.
     
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