VGAs 2011: Rainbow 6: Patriots
“This is for the homes your foreclosed on. The bailouts you took.” Ok, Rainbow 6: Patriots, you have my attention. Here’s the trailer from tonight’s VGAs.
I’m not sure what to make of this. It probably won’t surprise those of you familiar with me to find out that I am 100% behind Occupy Wall Street, and very, very disappointed in the state of things. So the idea of a game that seeks to make the frustrations about the global financial system (currently causing uprisings worldwide) front and center, plotwise, is immediately interesting to me. Alas, it looks like it’s going to either use people rightly frustrated by the sickening state of things as the bad guys, or as dupes of bad guys who are using them for, I assume, selfish ends.
Given Tom Clancy’s very famous ultra-right wing views, I’m assuming it’s not going to be a populist appeal, but hopefully, the game is smarter than it looks and isn’t just another shallow cash-in on a serious issue. Either way, it’s kind of interesting the way the economic crisis is affecting gaming culture, and I’m looking forward to seeing if we get more of this in 2012. But what do you think? Let us know in comments.