Missed Opportunity - Bad and Sad Taste
I've just completed chapter 3 today. There was another Beauty to fight at the end of this chapter. As you know, the beauties leave their beastly hull, once you've beaten them. The first beauty I encountered in chapter 2, I killed right away. I felt really bad about it, because she seemed so tender and disturbed. Longing for some TLC. So I decided to let the second beauty live and have her way with me. I figured, that she will only live less than a minute outside of her suit (as it has been mentioned by Drebin) and she can't do too much damage being in her undies and all. I wanted to see, what this broken, yet beautiful woman is about.
With delight I discovered, that she didn't seem to hurt Snake, but rather hugged and caressed him. I thought: 'Yeah - this is the good way to send her off. Hugs and kisses. Some tender loving care.' Then I noticed, that every hug hurt Snake. It's like she was choking him to death, which she totally did not, visually speaking. I said to myself, that Snake can take the pain for the little while it would take the beauty to die. Taking her pain away.
With disgust I saw, how Snake bit the dust after being hugged to death over a couple of minutes, going through 6 rations in the process. Another missed opportunity here for some memorable gamedesign. How the fuck is this any good? How the fuck wasn't this handled with more dignity? Why do I have to kill a helpless, disturbed, broken and beautiful woman, who seems to hurt badly and want nothing more than some TLC? The gamedesigners force me to kill her for her loot. A grenade launcher. Reprehensible!
*my soul vomits the black tar it just ingested * Bad! Bad! Bad! Bad! Bad! *my heart is sad for this game and my hobby, which in this case, doesn't amount to much more, than missed opportunities and seriously bad taste*