Hello! I’m trying to decide if I should buy and play GTA V; or, if I’d be better off getting my entertainment elsewhere. I also want this discussion to be about video games and morality as a whole, and not be strictly about GTA V.
My argument for playing the game: You play as characters in a life like world. Just like in real life it’s up to you to avoid immorality. For example, in the game you can go into strip clubs or even hire a prostitute. Neither scenarios show the player graphic sex and are completely optional. But wouldn’t the option be a temptation? Sure. But if I based my decisions off of being able to access sin then I wouldn’t be on this forum, let alone in the internet. Porn is only a few clicks away after all.
Apart from the sexual problems, the game also makes you take part in crime. I have never had an issue with this sort of behavior in video games. I used to play Pay Day 2, a larger than life heist game. You could make a case that it’s not a good idea to participate in crime even in a game, but I’m not sure.
I’m interested to see what you guys think. I think this game isn’t as bad as I always imagined it. I would enjoy playing a game toted as a masterpiece, but not if it takes me away from God.