Marvel's Spider-Man Video Game...Supports the NYPD?
Disclaimer: I'm not a gamer. I was born with every other geek gene: wrestling fan, comic book nerd, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, etc. But for some reason, the gamer gene passed me. So I have not enjoyed the new Spider-Man video game for PS4 like every other person I follow on Instagram.
Though not everyone, it would appear, is having nerd-gasms over this one. Here's a guy upset because Spider-Man *squints at notes* works too closely with the NYPD.
I am only a few hours into the game, but so far the primary objective boils down to Help The Cops. Not just any cops, either, but the NYPD specifically, because the game takes place in a true-to-life rendering of New York City. It’s dumb to expect video games to be responsible reflections of real life, but it is also impossible, for me at least, to not feel some ickiness about the game forcing me into cahoots with even a fictionalized version of the NYPD, an organization that routinely oppresses some of the most vulnerable residents of the city I live in.
Here are some of the "vulnerable residents" of the city in which you live: NYPD Shows up to Help Peacefully. SJWs Hurl Insults and Idiot Puts Verbal Assault Against the Harlem Police on Instagram. But this gamer probably meets these same "vulnerable residents" for soy smoothies after the weekly socialist poetry slams.
All I know is that it kind of sucks to play a game in which Spider-Man, in the process of beating up some drug dealers, taunts them by yelling, “If you just got real jobs you wouldn’t have to work so hard at being criminals!”
Don't you just hate it when people inject politics into your entertainment?
Either way, I'm not surprised a costumed superhero would work with the police department in the city the superhero is famously from. It's almost like the triggered gamer never saw any of the Spider-Man movies. The Tobey Maguire originals, the crappy Andrew Garfield Reboots, and now the Tom Holland Reboot-Reboots.
I am, however, pleasantly surprised the game creators were so vocal about their support of the NYPD in the video game.