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Aug 26 2013, 3:37am Anchor
-Reiken- wrote:
I'm actually curious to see what if any games have America as the villains. o:

Alien vs Predator on alien and predator campaigns? :)

Sep 6 2013, 6:58am Anchor

Okay, first assume that 99% of writers are lazy. You don't really need to go any further than that for an explanation, but...

Establishing a villain requires a certain amount of time, effort, and audience attention. Unless that villain is already established, that is.

Russians and terrorists are known "bad guys". Toss one of those enemies into a story, and the audience needs no explanation of them, because the audience already knows why they're bad guys, without the writer having to do a thing. Other books/games/movies have long since established in people's those bad guys means and motivations. Using such a villain, there is then no risk of losing the audience's attention or belief while explaining the villain, because no explanation is required.

With the further advantage that games and movies only have a certain amount of time to tell their tale, and with a pre-established bad guy, the writer doesn't need to devote any precious time to lengthy explanations of the a bad guy.'s history and motivation.

And with the additional advantage besides that being that the writer doesn't have to expend any effort to think up a new bad guy.. (Lazy, remember)

Sep 11 2013, 2:04pm Anchor

I'm American and I love Russia. I love all countries. The majority of problems a country faces usually stem from the government from what I've seen.

Nov 27 2013, 5:01pm Anchor

There's a lot of history behind this, and a lot of replies, but I imagine if someone is looking at this right now and going "Why do Americans Demonize the
Russians?" Welp, look into the cold war:
That only ended about 20 years ago and trust me, we've still been messing with each other. As countries we do NOT like each other XD

HopeEstheim Hua, guys. Hua.
Nov 27 2013, 11:36pm Anchor

Of course, Mother Russia wishes to dominate the whole country and the earth.
Btw, I love Russia. AKs everywhere man! Let's go there!


Another day of reaching the sky in the Ark..

Nov 27 2013, 11:55pm Anchor

Who said the russians are bad guys?
You can look at Israel.

Feb 1 2014, 5:02pm Anchor

The media likes to demonize Russia because Putin won't get with the program.  He has this funny idea that Russia should be run by Russians instead of the international financial industry.

Feb 3 2014, 12:08pm Anchor

You can make a game where the good Russians turn all gay people into straight men and destroy Israel which is one of the most open to gay countries in the world.

Feb 3 2014, 1:33pm Anchor

I think "bad russians" are from two reasons.
1 - Cold War. USSR lost and as far we know history is written by winners. So losers are always bad & ugly.
2 - problem with mafia. Russia is big country and there is many criminals there.
Of course I know people are different and bad guys are in each country.

Feb 5 2014, 3:41pm Anchor
PompiPompi wrote:You can make a game where the good Russians turn all gay people into straight men and destroy Israel which is one of the most open to gay countries in the world.

Russia has a strong relationship with israel, most israeli jews are russian jews.

Feb 6 2014, 12:38pm Anchor

Most Israelies jews are not Russian jews. 
And yes Israelies love their Russian Jews brothers and sisters but that doesn't mean Christian Russians in Russia love Russian Jews.
A lot of Russian Jews have said how in Russia they were being marginalized as jews. 
Also there are probably a lot of good non Jewish Russian people but currently Russia is being led by gangsters and mobsters. So it makes sense to make them the bad guys.

Feb 14 2014, 4:56pm Anchor
SinKing wrote:And unfortunately living in the past is a privilege of the aged, not the young.

I like that quote lol.

May 1 2014, 6:48pm Anchor

Because if you pick any other country to be the bad guys they will get pissed and complain, or even ban the game in their country altogether (China for example). And Russians already know that the US is not very fond of them and they kinda dig being the bad guys in games.

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