My father would be ashamed…

My dad has recently retired from the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), but I’m sure his opinion of a game like Need for Speed: Most Wanted wouldn’t be any better just because he isn’t going to work anymore. In this game, if you haven’t played it already, you are a street racer… so you race on open streets with traffic all around, buildings and other property to smash through… as opposed to a game like PGR3 where you are nice and safe closed courses with all the people safely tucked behind concrete and steel barriers. As you can imagine, the police in NFS don’t like what you are doing and try to stop you… luckily they aren’t very good at it. A couple of nights ago I was completing an in-game challenge where I was trying to destroy a certain amount of property, trade paint with as many different police cruisers as possible and (for bonus points) take out a few of the police cars along the way… and having a blast doing it… when I started to think about explaining this game to my 5 year old son … it probably wouldn’t fit well into his view of the world right now, with good guys and bad guys. Still, it is a huge amount of fun, so I’m going to keep playing, but just make sure to put the disc away where he can’t see it when he’s up πŸ™‚

My father would be ashamed…

3 Responses

  1. You just need to teach him that everyone is bad. That’ll solve everything… πŸ˜‰

    Jeff Lewis March 14, 2006 at 6:59 pm #
  2. I would not worry about it. It is a cops and robbers fantasy and no one is hurt. You know there is older Need for Speed games where you can play as the cops and your goal is to stop and arrest speeding racers. Video games can be a healthy fantasy where you can work out aggression with out any real world risk. No one is hurt when you drive fast in a game verses real life. I drive like a maniac with my Xbox and like a grandmother in my real car.

    Jake of 8bitjoystick.com March 17, 2006 at 9:17 pm #
  3. Your mail server did not accept email from my ISP

    Can you imagine how boring a driving game would be if you had to obey
    the speed limit and follow all the rules of the road. Well in Need for
    Speed you can’t really wreck the car and you can’t hit any pedestrians
    so you can’t be that bad. Have you ever played The Simpsons Hit and run?
    http://www.8bitjoystick.com/archives/jake_review_the_simpsons_hit_run_for_playstation_2.php

    Jake of 8bitjoystick.com March 18, 2006 at 1:23 am #

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