Gaming is a strange thing. It’s one of the few endeavors where people will buy a product because it has a big grinning demon on the cover and then complain about those who think that the hobby is satanic. So much for the correlation between intelligence and adolescent rebellion?

If you’re one of those players who likes games that run down religion because you’re still mad about your parents making you go to church, stop reading. This ain’t that kind of game. If you like a game that allows you to have some good, clean fun while at the same time offering opportunities to explore religious themes and moral questions ? whether you believe in God or not ? this game is for you. Immaculate is a deliberate departure from the “Hell this, demon that” school of game design that assumes that the forces of evil are going to win. In this setting the war between good and evil is still very much anybody’s game. The reality of Immaculate isn’t that evil is more powerful and will inevitably triumph, but that the soldiers of light can’t go on fighting the good fight unless they continue to win their most personal battles. Let other games take you through a world of darkness. In Immaculate there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel ? but the only way to get there is to make a conscious decision to keep walking.


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