Revenge last edited by deactivated-5f0c8fe41e0d2 on 02/27/20 08:54AM View full history

Overview

Revenge is a popular theme in all story-telling media, including video games. Early game stories could easily provide a motivation for the protagonist (and more importantly, the player) in the form of some terrible act perpetrated by his or her enemies, such as the murder of a family member.

However, more story-focused games tend to use the well-worn literary device of revenge as a tragic flaw, showing how characters gradually lose their humanity as a consequence of their obsession (as Kratos does in God of War, for example.) This usually coincides with the concept of an anti-hero.

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