Posted 15 September 2008 - 09:50 PM
I am not saying that other weapons didn't kill innocents. But he brought up the point that it had killed more people in the last 30 years. Those years were the years of the African Genocides. That statement is point out that it specifically killed millions in mass genocides. It is true that many other weapons have been used to do just as much, but what kind of person would use that as a reason to include something in a game. Hence my extremely Sarcastic and Hyperbolic statement. It isn't the actual including of the Machete, it is the reason that he gave. Now I know that somebody will say that it wasn't the primary reason he used, but he still used it! Also that isn't arguing for its deadliness. As stated prior, the statement points out the last 30 years. That is 1978. Those thirty years the machete was the symbol of violence in Africa. Many many people did die to that weapon during that time, but they were mostly unarmed helpless humans. A lot of good men were hacked to pieces by that weapon during that time. A lot of beautiful women were raped under threat of that blade during that time. During that time many helpless children had their innocent blood turned into a river by that tool. There may be good reasons to have a machete in the game, but man you sure picked the best reason not to.