Why You Should Play: This War of Mine

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This War of Mine is a PC game that just released today. I have been playing it for the past several hours (thanks to 11bitstudios review code) and it has already sunk in with my emotions. Their tag line "in war, not everybody is a soldier" is apparent here. Because you play as a group of civilians trying to survive in a city under siege. You have to gather supplies to keep your camp running, you mush protect it from other scavengers, and sometimes do the hard thing and raid other peoples homes for that medicine you so desperately need.

I already had a memorable encounter where I was scavenging for food and simple building supplies--and a sniper honed in his scope on my character and killed him. This sent a huge shockwave to the rest of the people back home, one fell into depression and eventually committed suicide while the other pressed on.

Its these moments where the game becomes more than just a game. It becomes a beacon and window into the lives of the many REAL PEOPLE around this world, who have been or are currently going through these same things.

There is no moral right or wrong, everything is sort of a grey. There may be this family thats housing these few precious cans of food, and you have to make the choice to either rob them of it and potentially cause their deaths, or leave it at the expense of a starving person back home.

Its really the first game since Spec Ops The Line that has depicted war on this kind of level.

If you want to experience something genuinely unique and deep--then go for this game!


 
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Through the basic concept of the game tackling onto a side of war that is hardly walked by many games, despite the amount of games focusing around a war. I find it surpising how the actual cinematic shown is more fascinating than the game itself.


 
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I'm really digging the art style


 
 
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I liked Spec Ops quite a lot >.>

I think I'll be picking this game up, although it's unlikely to be for a while :l


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This actually looks great and could garner alot of cult following from the topics it talks about.


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Is it an Indie game? Available on Steam, I presume? Looks fun. I like games that can pull of a mature feel without putting a rifle in your hands and telling you to go kill hundreds of bad guys.


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Its indie. From some polish guys i think.


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Is it on Xbox? If not, I'm not getting it.


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The OP says its a pc game.


 
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I might buy it when it's a lower price. Saw TB playing it ahs it looked awesome


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I have to get a review out on this game! Cant seem to find the time right now.