Thanks to Evangelical Right for renewing my interest in this one.
Tempers are flaring over the now released Eternal Forces by Left Behind Games. This game pits all non-Christians in a no holds barred Rapture. You can either choose the path to God or join the ranks of the Antichrist. Either way, there’s plenty of good ole biblical violence and destruction.
While many Christian groups are speaking against this fine piece of software, the Focus on the Family publication, Plugged, has a very different stance all together:
Eternal Forces is the kind of game that Mom and Dad can actually play with Junior—and use to raise some interesting questions along the way. Production company Left Behind Games is pushing it as an evangelism tool for teens, and I can see that, too.
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No matter how you look at it, you can’t please everyone. I for one have absolutely no issue with games like this so long as Christians don’t attack my Grand Theft Auto. But have a look at it for yourself with this playable demo. It’s a hefty 170MB so be prepared to wait a little bit :) I have tried the demo and find the game amusing. To me it’s nothing more than stupid entertainment and I look forward to many more similar games next year.