Beyond Rated-M: Beyond “Why?” in Black Desert Online

I dived into highly-acclaimed sandbox MMO Black Desert Online* to explore how combining traditional MMO systems with endless compulsion loops can make your actions feel insignificant, and an open-world seem smaller than ever.

Christian players may want to pay special attention to the segment starting from 12:37, where I discuss the “Black Spirit” you are forced to serve, and how this spiritual conflict mirrors the potential issues seen in Black Desert Online’s gameplay systems.

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*Black Desert Online was received for review/coverage. See our statement of ethics here and game review criteria here.
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About Nelson

Writer, amateur #gamedev, and Founder o' Video Games and the Bible. My interviews bring the boys to the yard. Featured from Kotaku to Rock Paper Shotgun. Dropsy.
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One Response to Beyond Rated-M: Beyond “Why?” in Black Desert Online

  1. M. Joshua says:

    I like your production qualities! And YAY! Existential Dread! Cest la vie! You’ll overcome it.

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