Agree, and actually I think is a smart decision by CDPR... A casual player can just go in "FPS" mode and miss a lot of the political commentary. Sure you get Johnny, but your 1st phrase is directly "I have a terrorist in my head"; so you can just treat him like a cancer and move on.It is. Sometimes subtle, sometimes totally in your face. But is is.
Agree, and actually I think is a smart decision by CDPR... A casual player can just go in "FPS" mode and miss a lot of the political commentary. Sure you get Johnny, but your 1st phrase is directly "I have a terrorist in my head"; so you can just treat him like a cancer and move on.
Its not going to be me the one that says all tabletop sessions were deep and full of food for thought(i.e many times you end in a dice rolling hack and slash),but there is an element in tabletop that is not needed for computer that helps : the master needs to read 100's of pages of manuals but also novels/comics and watch movies to get the mood and tone and normally a player that like the game ends up buying a copy of the rules and some supplements so he/she will also end up reading a lot.I noticed this as well, however I think this technique is great in some ways and bad in others, not just in terms of politics. A lot of people never realize whats really going on with Johnny, Or with Evelyn, Or what the vdbs perspective is. They don't fully get what corpo V's life was like. They look at most of the side gigs/side jobs as fetch quests, even though most of them have a whole narrative, which some times ties together to give you more insight into the characters and the world.
A quest could be boring cyberpsycho in the basement, or it can be a story of someone trying to save their mentally disturbed sister from becoming a psycho killer, losing their marriage and finally their lives as the sister slowly slips further into madness.
but on the plus side, it does allow a player to decide exactly how much they want to engage. Its just that I have seen people annoyed that the world/lore is empty because they don't really engage with content in that way.
It does align more closely with TT rpgs though. where often perception, insight, and searching gives you a lot more story.
True. Good luck with your post count! I did a very similar thing when I joined.I just wanna reach 10 posts, but I can answer the topic this way: Is any game or anything we do not political?
The chair you bought and it's price and quality? has it anything to do with political arrangements? Taxes? The wood from what country?
Politics is in everything, hell we can't even breathe without politics being there, that fucking factory over there polluting our air! Or if it isn't that they are chopping down our forest and getting closer to our environment etc etc. Anyway, 1/10.. want to make my own post so
Ah reply, ok 7/10, but this might get deletedTrue. Good luck with your post count! I did a very similar thing when I joined.
Your approach is better, I think, than just jumping straight in with ten bug reports or whatever.