[While you all work on your Digital Distribution blogs for this week's Bloggers Wanted topic, I'll be promoting some of my favorite blogs from last week's assignment. Today's promoted blog is from fulldamage, and he'll be talking to you about the theme of freedom, or lack thereof, in Enslaved. Want to see your own blog on the front page? Write a blog about Digital Distribution, and it just might get promoted next week! -- JRo]
Did you know that Enslaved is, before anything else, a game about relationships? In the interest of maintaining a good relationship between myself and the reader, I'll put the SPOILER ALERT notice right here. If you haven't played it yet, you should - but I'll only describe a few simple, early plot events. I finished Enslaved this 4th of July week, and discovered that it was incredibly appropriate, as Enslaved deals with the themes surrounding personal freedom.
To begin with, Monkey, your gruff bruiser of a protagonist, has been in fact enslaved by his sidekick character, Trip. Trip is in good shape, but she's not a fighter at all - she's a techie, excellent at figuring out computer systems but lacking any combat ability. To compensate for that lack of ability, in the wake of a disastrous transport crash, she has fitted Monkey with a slavers' control headband. If Trip dies, or gets separated from Monkey by too great a distance, then Monkey dies.
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