• @jjjalljs
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    02 months ago

    The argument ive been trying to make here (probably badly because I’m tired and not a great persuader even when at full power) is that all games have political messages, then if they’re not literally about government.

    Civ is kind of a sandbox, but to reuse an example I already posted, saying “if you kill everyone else, you win!” is a political statement.

    • @stevestevesteve@lemmy.world
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      12 months ago

      There are many win conditions in Civ, so it having “killing everyone else is winning” as a political statement would be a very weak argument imho

      • @jjjalljs
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        02 months ago

        “genocide is good and a valid way to win” is pretty fucked up, if you think about it. So is “obliterate their culture”.

        You could also have a civ game where you lose if things get to the point of genocide, or the world devolves into a monoculture.