Gory stuff isn’t really a new thing to gaming. We’ve all played through some death and destruction in our time as gamers. From games like Splatterhouse and Dante’s Inferno, to something as benign as Naughty Bear, we have maimed and killed our way through vast hordes of game-fodder. But once in a while something shocks us. It may even trouble us a little bit by how aloof the game seems about the subject. I am of course talking about cannibalism. Why are we talking about cannibals? Because I have watched every existing episode of Hannibal in the last three days and dammit, I want to talk about cannibals! Now…fire up the Fava beans and let’s get to it.
Cannibalism in Gaming