Sunday, 26 July 2009

Videogame Cliché's - No 104: The Toilet Lurker

It's a cliché that we all know and love, whether it's the Ganados that's misusing his privileges by hiding in chief Mendez's toilet in Resident Evil 4, the countless Russians doing the deed in Goldeneye or the more than lovable Johnny the IBS sufferer in Metal Gear Solid. It's funny, it's disgusting and yet at the same time, it's something that we've all come to expect from games. If we see a toilet, we get ready to fight.

However, it seems as though the golden age of toilet humour may finally be at an end. Having recently explored most of Fallout, I have discovered a truly terrifying truth. All of the toilet cubicles, are empty. Not even a radroach in sight. It doesn't just end at Fallout either, even titles which have a slight sense humour behind them in general such as Saints Row and Crackdown show a complete absence of defecation related lulz. Some games, such as Metal Gear Solid 4, have even tried to revolutionise this concept by showing the original toilet hider himself, Johnny, shitting himself straight into his trousers in a public place. What has this world come too?

The point of this rather vulgar contribution? I want to see a return of this cliché, which i regard as highly as the red barrels and health packs.

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