Godric of Glastonbury, a skilled swordsman and a religious tool in service of the "Holy" Roman Church and is coming to save the world from the hordes of evil.
This is how inquisition was friendly to alleged suspects: if you don’t believe that the Earth is center of the universe, you belong in this picture, and not as the Reaper.
At least, according to a recent announcement by Flying Fish Works, Godric of Glastonbury is the main protagonist of their new title Hellion: Mystery of the inquisition. Godric is a skilled swordsman and a religious tool in service of the "Holy" Roman Church and is coming to save the world from the hordes of evil. It is coming to PC, PS3 and X360.
Marked by a terrible tragedy from early days Godric decides to become a master of sword fighting. Burdened by grief and the pressure of injustice he leaves the homeland with plans to avenge the past. As he travels across the Europe, he joins the Dominicans, a church order dedicated to Pope. After some time they teach him their arcane secrets, the knowledge of the supernatural and their ways to fight it. Armed with his newly found power of exorcism and the will to put his sword for the right cause, Godric becomes a powerful knight of justice and righteousness. (barf)
Set in the 13th century and following adventures of Godric and the newly founded Inquisition Hellion: Mystery of the inquisition is a unique First Person Shooter (whatever they exactly mean by this considering Godric is a swordsman) will pit us against heretics, demons and possessed ones who need to be exorcised. As expected with church matters there will also be a certain amount of politics and religious intrigues.
What can we in the end say about a product like this? On the one hand the knightly ideals and chivalrous figures of legend are no longer popular and Flying Fish Works might want to bring the Paladin archetype and his ideals back in game. On the other as any reasonable man knows The Holy Roman Church was never all about goodness and the right way but more control and power. Their knights were no different, murderers, inbreeds and rapists most of them.
To create a game that celebrates a shining knight and newborn Inquisition as they fight against demons and other ungodly creatures while in reality they were hoarding money, power and burning innocent people on stakes, and that was if they were lucky, now that is a true heresy.
Inquisition has left us many things as their heritage but not truth, justice and the right way. They left us marvels like the Inquisition Torture tools and should not be present in games unless they are the villains. Oh yeah they also screwed up our technology and medicine for about a few hundred years and also destroyed lot of knowledge humanity already knew but it’s in the name of God so I guess that makes it okay.
Seeing torture devices such as this make current methods of torture like waterboarding look like a walk in the park. Remember, now the torturers can keep you alive – tetanus and various infections were a death sentence back at the glory days of inquisition.
In fact, there is no easy way of putting this, but to be clear – Making a game that glorifies inquisition is the the same thing to us as if someone was making a game about a noble SS officer of the Third Reich really. After all, Nazis built the worlds’ first computer with the decent help of a company we know today as the Big Blue.
An appropriate T-shirt for all the fans of this game would probably originate from T-Shirt Hell, and we bring you the artwork on the left picture.