1979 Revolution: Black Friday

1979 Revolution: Black Friday

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This Game is offensive and hears why...
This game glorifies the islamic extremist rebels that ended up taking over Iran and turning it a Theocracy. Were the rulers bad? Yes, but the ideals of freedom, equality, and the pursuit of happiness as we know it in America is a far cry from what is portrayed here in this game. The Character talk of these ideals like they are George Washington in the America revolution, but these same type characters, in real life, believed that Gays should be executed, and that women are property. They believe all non muslims are less human and should be cheated and taxed for being less than a muslim. This is not a time in history to make a game about acting like it was cool and hip to fight against the man. This was Theocractic revolution which lead to the greatest sponsor of terror in the world and the worst country for human rights and freedom. Nothing these characters are fighting for is just or acceptable in America. Also, this game supports the ACLU with proceeds from the game which has a very checkered past from embezzling donation to supporting crimminal activity. I am sure this will get taken down or i will be banned from the forums, but this game is just sick in its revisionist history glorifying these barbaric peoples rise to power. Also, if your a Muslim the cloths and actions of these people are offensive as they are western, decedent, and against Sharia Law. Showing Muslim woman in regular cloths alone is offensive to Iranian muslims today. So no matter how you slice it. The game is offensive. Someone had to say it
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Didn't realize that America was the moral arbiter of the world.

Your viewpoint is, of course, ridiculous. But thanks for sharing from the depths of your third grade understanding of geo-policitcal perspecitves and Islam.

You also might try visiting Iran before saying that women wearing regular clothes is offensive. Because you clearly have no clue whatsoever.

This game isn't offensive. It just takes a perspective which makes you uncomfortable which makes it sound like it's doing its job to me.
Nomicoe Mar 14 @ 9:15am 
Originally posted by Ozymandias:
This game glorifies the islamic extremist rebels that ended up taking over Iran and turning it a Theocracy. Were the rulers bad? Yes, but the ideals of freedom, equality, and the pursuit of happiness as we know it in America is a far cry from what is portrayed here in this game. The Character talk of these ideals like they are George Washington in the America revolution, but these same type characters, in real life, believed that Gays should be executed, and that women are property. They believe all non muslims are less human and should be cheated and taxed for being less than a muslim. This is not a time in history to make a game about acting like it was cool and hip to fight against the man. This was Theocractic revolution which lead to the greatest sponsor of terror in the world and the worst country for human rights and freedom. Nothing these characters are fighting for is just or acceptable in America. Also, this game supports the ACLU with proceeds from the game which has a very checkered past from embezzling donation to supporting crimminal activity. I am sure this will get taken down or i will be banned from the forums, but this game is just sick in its revisionist history glorifying these barbaric peoples rise to power. Also, if your a Muslim the cloths and actions of these people are offensive as they are western, decedent, and against Sharia Law. Showing Muslim woman in regular cloths alone is offensive to Iranian muslims today. So no matter how you slice it. The game is offensive. Someone had to say it
The only thing offensive is your thought process, and lack of education.
Dr Vapor Mar 16 @ 1:57pm 
This is a part-fiction-mostly-historical story of the Iranian Revolution. Prior to playing this game I wasn't even aware of how the culture in Iran was so different from what it was today. Everything was very Western and 'modern' according to the standards of the time. You don't have to agree with the opinions of everyone that was involved in order to appreciate that they were fighting for what they believed in.
"hears"


Also, I don't know if I'd reference George Washington and then complain that Iranian revolutionaries might not've been completely open to homosexuality, gender equality, and religious freedom. Plus, there was a scene early on where the characters noted that a magazine vendor shouldn't be treated badly because he was Christian.
BORG May 19 @ 5:13am 
Wow, some people have no understanding of the world around them. This topic is offensive.
Richard Jun 12 @ 8:20am 
This game glorifies the islamic extremist rebels that ended up taking over Iran and turning it a Theocracy.

What are you babbling about? The protagonist spends the entire game being interrogated and tortured by the Islamist regime in 1980. The storyline blatantly shows you how revolution can lead to something even worse, no matter the good intentions of some involved, or even your own as the protagonist.

You obviously have not even played the game, and you obviously have not studied history. Either that, or you simply didn't understand what was happening. Hajj was an Islamist torturer, and he is brutal. How is that glorification? It's just a depiction of historical events.

Stop being stupid. This post is offensive to anyone with intelligence.
Last edited by Richard; Jun 12 @ 8:22am
DEVO Jun 23 @ 4:57am 
dude, read a book sometime.
I'm offended by your grammar OP.
Covfete?
Originally posted by Richard:
This game glorifies the islamic extremist rebels that ended up taking over Iran and turning it a Theocracy.

What are you babbling about? The protagonist spends the entire game being interrogated and tortured by the Islamist regime in 1980. The storyline blatantly shows you how revolution can lead to something even worse, no matter the good intentions of some involved, or even your own as the protagonist.

You obviously have not even played the game, and you obviously have not studied history. Either that, or you simply didn't understand what was happening. Hajj was an Islamist torturer, and he is brutal. How is that glorification? It's just a depiction of historical events.

Stop being stupid. This post is offensive to anyone with intelligence.

Exactly.
Originally posted by Richard:
This game glorifies the islamic extremist rebels that ended up taking over Iran and turning it a Theocracy.

What are you babbling about? The protagonist spends the entire game being interrogated and tortured by the Islamist regime in 1980. The storyline blatantly shows you how revolution can lead to something even worse, no matter the good intentions of some involved, or even your own as the protagonist.

You obviously have not even played the game, and you obviously have not studied history. Either that, or you simply didn't understand what was happening. Hajj was an Islamist torturer, and he is brutal. How is that glorification? It's just a depiction of historical events.

Stop being stupid. This post is offensive to anyone with intelligence.

Just what I came to say. Thumbs up.
magritte Sep 10 @ 7:48am 
Frankly, Ozymandias, if you even played the game, you weren't paying attention if you think it glorifies Islamist extremists. I'm only in Chapter 5, but from I've seen the game tries to fairly represent the various groups that opposed the Shah, not all of whom were Islamists. One of the "rebel" characters quite vocally opposes the clergy being given control of the country, as he's a communist. And not all the religious characters had the same goals. The woman leading the rally in support of the progressive religious leader was wearing western dress. It was a very mixed bag of people, and our protagonist supports the fall of the shah but ultimately falls afoul of the new regime, so it is certainly not pro-Khomeini.

I went back and read some Time magazine issues from 1979 about the situation in Iran, and what really struck me was that what worried American analysts most was that the new government would be socialist/communist and pro-Soviet. Khomeini was seen as a more moderate option, and if you look at his statements from when he was living in France, you could see why. I thinkit's fair to say that the government that came out of the revolution was not what many of its proponents wanted, and the game seems to me to be portraying that well.
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