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Spoiler A Machine For Pigs, As It Should Have Been
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RE: A Machine For Pigs, As It Should Have Been

(05-22-2014, 01:15 PM)Alardem Wrote: Quizerno...

That sounds very modern, and American. With a dash of racism. All the Aztec motifs in Amnesia 2 are meant to be distorted by a demented white colonizer, a wealthy man disgusted by the hypocritical rich and miserable poor in an industrial age. Turning the villains into "evil savage foreigners" would throw all that social critique out the window in favor of cashing in on an irrational fear of those Mexicans. The right-wingers would get a boner from that kind of narrative.

I would have liked a random flashback set in a jungle-like environment. Imagine opening a door in Mandus' mansion only to walk into a tropical forest. Disorienting and totally at odds with the cold, industrial nature of Mandus' factory.

How is it racist? It doesn't portray Europeans/British as any better.

It's enough social commentary enough by the fact that Mundus would advocate literally eating the poor, but sees the murder of upper-class people to be evil. Mundus is already clearly a hypocrite by that notion, and then is forced to realize that he is no different from people who believe that human sacrifice is A-OK.

The exact same thing happens with Daniel, he's horrified by the torture and death he sees, then he faces the truth that HE also did those things.

Also, the cult wouldn't have to be comprised of just foreigners. I took it more like the Call of Cthulhu approach where the cult involves members of every ethnicity (including anglo-saxons). As such, they aren't traditional indians, and they don't dwell in the jungle they live in the city.)

Rather than racism, it's poetic justice.
(This post was last modified: 05-22-2014, 07:01 PM by Quizerno.)
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RE: A Machine For Pigs, As It Should Have Been - by Quizerno - 05-22-2014, 06:43 PM

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