The basic setup is that of an MMO strategy game, where players control their own tribe, build a city, and naturally wage war in the name of God. It won’t be a case of holding onto territory, however, as the ultimate goal is leading one’s band of merry savages into the promised land.
Side quests, roleplaying elements and more have all been promised, making this possibly the best game based on a book that was written by 2,000-year-old cultists from whom many civilized Americans still take their medical advice.
FUUUUUUUUCK I hope this is EXACTLY like a religious Fallout 3.
“There is an answer to the doctor’s question. All the Dachaus must remain standing. The Dachaus, the Belsens, the Buchenwalds, the Auschwitzes - all of them. They must remain standing because they are a monument to a moment in time when some men decided to turn the Earth into a graveyard. Into it they shoveled all of their reason, their logic, their knowledge, but worst of all, their conscience. And the moment we forget this, the moment we cease to be haunted by its remembrance, then we become the gravediggers.”—Closing narration for the Twilight Zone episode Death’s-Head Revisited. Aired while Adolf Eichmann was being tried for war crimes in Jerusalem.
“Mr. Vollmer! I was making speeches before you could read them! I was fighting battles when your only struggle was to climb out of a womb! I was taking over the world when your universe was a crib! And as for being in darkness, Mr. Vollmer…. I INVENTED Darkness!!”—
Adolf Hitler’s ghost in the Twilight Zone episode He’s Alive.
Just found this RE the last post, where I mentioned Rod Serling and the Civil Rights Act:
This episode reportedly produced more hate mail than any other installment of The Twilight Zone:
'Within a week after the telecast, Serling and his staff received four thousand letters for which the designation “hate mail” was much too mild. Communications were received from the followers of the prominent anti-Semite Gerald L.K. Smith, from the disciples of faith-healer/politicizer Billy Jo Hargis, from such august concerns as “The White Citizen’s Councils” and “Christian Anti-Communism Schools”. Serling and company were addressed as “commie bastards” by some, while others characterized the Twilight Zone people as “kike lovers” and “nigger lovers.” An organization called “Geo Politics” offered the novel suggestion that “Jews should be put in gas ovens and niggers shipped back to Africa.”’
—Hal Erikson, excerpt from “All the Little Hitlers” published in the October 1986 edition of The Twilight Zone Magazine.
“Where will he go next, this phantom from another time, this resurrected ghost of a previous nightmare - Chicago; Los Angeles; Miami, Florida; Vincennes, Indiana; Syracuse, New York? Anyplace, everyplace, where there’s hate, where there’s prejudice, where there’s bigotry. He’s alive. He’s alive so long as these evils exist. Remember that when he comes to your town. Remember it when you hear his voice speaking out through others. Remember it when you hear a name called, a minority attacked, any blind, unreasoning assault on a people or any human being. He’s alive because through these things we keep him alive.”—Closing narration of the Twilight Zone episode He’s Alive, the “he” in this instance being Adolf Hitler. Considering Rod Serling wrote this before there was such thing as a Civil Rights Act, it’s actually some pretty bold stuff.
“If the therapist really wanted the truth, the depressed person had finally shared from a hunched and near-fetal position beneath the sunburst clock, sobbing uncontrollably, the depressed person really felt that what was really unfair was that she was unable, even with the trusted and admittedly compassionate therapist, to communicate her depression’s terrible and unceasing agony itself, agony which was the overriding and a priori reality of her every waking minute- i.e., not being able
to share the way it felt, what it actually felt like for the depressed person to be literally unable to share it, as for example if her very life depended on describing the sun but she were allowed to describe only shadows on the ground…”—David Foster Wallace doing what David Foster Wallace does best.
Let’s be real here - Americans these days don’t really have much to be proud of. Even the old stories we cling to about our noble founding have started to fray and unravel around us. But there is one little-known fact about Americans that nobody can take from us, and that we should wear with pride.
The Catholic Church has a heresy named after us.
Americanism refers to a group of related heresies which were defined as the endorsement of the separation of church and state. It was thought that these doctrines were held by and taught by many members of the Catholic hierarchy in the United States of America in the 1890s.
The Americanist heresy is characterized as an insistence upon individual initiative which the Vatican judged to be incompatible with what was considered to be a fundamental principle of Catholicism: obedience to authority. Moreover, the conservatives were anti-republicans who distrusted and disliked the democratic ideas that were dominant in America.
There you go kids - the American Catholic tendency to not give two shits what the Pope thinks has a historical precedent.
(Oh that and the Catholic Church hates democracy. Well, before its whole Vatican-II-castration, anyway.)