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Not fit for man, the beast.

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(Some spoilers for the story of Tokyo Jungle follow. You know, if you're actually playing for the story. Mild spoilers for other games, too, that you may actually have heard of. Just sayin'.)



As if that weren't dastardly enough, consider that, according to the logs that outline the game's story, said future population has been cut to ten thousand people due to some disaster, and they're trapped planetside by space debris. Considering the fact that 2027's world population, barring any disasters of its own, is likely to be somewhere a bit over seven billion, you're looking at a trade-off of 700,000 people for every person saved by this crazy scheme. Every single survivor, complacent or not, would be individually accountable for the combined kill counts of the Belzec and Jasenovac (upper estimate) concentration camps of the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. Think about that.

While the game's events, in a way, make those who set these events in motion accountable for their crimes against their forebears, albeit in a somewhat bittersweet fashion, it doesn't make the mere thought that people could actually resort to such a tactic any less reprehensible. With Tokyo Jungle, Sony and Crispy's have done wonders to remind us that, sometimes, we can be our own worst enemy, and have a responsibility to not let our personal greed lead to oblivion for our species en masse. In all fairness, they probably got what they deserved once Tokyo's future was handed over to the rest of the animal kingdom.




* - The lastest DLC pack, which features said salaryman, also bears a Homo erectus character, but it's doubtful he was part of the populace originally hanging around in 2027.
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About nekobunone of us since 5:17 PM on 06.29.2007

Hi, I'm Chris, though I've been going by nekobun and variants thereof for so long, I kind of answer to both anymore.

While I've kind of got my own thing going in the realm of indie coverage, at least in the form of playing through (and streaming) (and writing about) the huge backlog I'm developing of games gleaned from various indie bundles, I try to keep my more mainstream, game-related features here, as well as opinion pieces on the industry at large, out of mad love for the 'toid. When I'm not rambling here or trying to be clever in comments threads, you can catch me rambling on Facebook and my Twitter, and trying to be clever in the Dtoid.tv chat.

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