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  • marcusfenix22 - September 6, 2008 10:28 p.m.

    wow, never looked at it that way!
  • EASTTNO - September 6, 2008 9:01 p.m.

    I would just like to say this article is the biggest load of crap I have ever read and by no means is it 'logical' as some people seem to think. From my understanding of the story line and from what this article has said the Locust's attacked the human race without even TRYING to communicate with their 'enemy'. Also, before they attacked the humans there was never any signs that the humans were harming the Locust species in any way. Taking this into account and the fact that the human race never even knew these Locust's existed other than of supposed 'fictional boogeymen' the attack that the Locust's launched can be considered nothing more than evil. Saying that they have a just cause to attack the human's would be like us looking at Africa, which has been in almost constant civil war, and saying we are just to bomb that countries inhabitants into extinction. BOTH WOULD BE ACTS OF EVIL. The fact that humans are the 'invading' species doesn't mean much since the humans on this world had no knowledge of the 'alien' that lived there. Now, I am not trying to defend some of the things done in this fiction(all their wars, declaring martial law, destroying locust & civilians alike when they scarred the planets surface, etc) but ANY living thing has the right to defend itself and try to survive. Since the locusts are not giving the humans any chance to come to a peaceful resolution the only choice they have is to defend and try to destroy the force that is endangering their survival. Now, if the Locust's were to lay down their weapons and try to come to some peaceful conclusion and the humans still tried to annihilate them then I might agree that the humans are the evil ones. But in this particular case the scales of evil are leaning more towards the Locusts than the humans.
  • flare149 - September 6, 2008 8:15 p.m.

    Nice one! I had kinda thought about that when I first rad that book, cuz I was like it's gotta be way in the future, so why would the Locusts just instantly pop-up and start a war now? Additonally it kinda reminds me of the Colonists and Native Americans. The Colonists (humans) went there and proceeded to destroy and ruin everything, so eventually the Native Americans (Locusts, whoe the humans consider inferior and barbaric) got fed up and decided to fight back after learning some of our weapons technology and incorporating it with their own. Sorry, I know that was werid, but that's what we're studying in History
  • CheeseSteaks - September 6, 2008 5:23 p.m.

    Think about it Jake, if you were watching a civilization war amongst itself for over a MILLENIA, A THOUSAND YEARS, would you think they could be talked to? And I think it is a colony Eleo, after all they did use orbital fire to raze 90% of the planet after the initial Locust attacks.
  • JosephCh - September 6, 2008 4:28 p.m.

    Brilliant article. Kinda reminds of the current situation in Iraq ...
  • Willeth - September 6, 2008 8:28 a.m.

    Thank you for bringing this to light to a wider audience. I've been saying ever since Gears 1 came out that it does actually have a story, that it's somewhat analogous to the situation with America right now, even - the reason the Locust were able to gain such a foothold originally was before they emerged, man was warring among one another to control deposits of Imulsion ("all dat juice"), which was used as fuel for everything. Sound familiar? Maybe the Imulsion is integral to the Locust's survival, which is what triggered their attack. It's not as black-and-white as most people believe, but this is a failing on the game's part, not the audience. If Gears had a better narrative woven into it then maybe it would be more appreciated, rather than buried in an art book in an edition not even half of the audience purchased.
  • Tochy - September 6, 2008 5:36 a.m.

    i hate when this guy writes articles,he always messes up for some reason like when he spelled sera cera
  • Defguru7777 - September 6, 2008 4:42 a.m.

    I am always forced to play Locust in multiplayer. Now I feel kind of... benevolent. Now can I please be on Host Team?
  • Eleo - September 6, 2008 4:33 a.m.

    I don't think that the human inhabitants of Sera came from Earth. Their technology honestly comes off as way too primitive for that to be so. If you have the technology to travel to and inhabit a planet within another system, why would you be fighting enemies with machine guns and grenades? Even our armies have more advanced military tech. If Serans really are from Earth their technology should be advanced enough to just completely destroy the Locusts. I think Sera is supposed to just be an alternate take on Earth; to have many similarities to our planet - enough to make the setting seem familiar - but its own history.
  • DisgruntledTable - September 6, 2008 3:45 a.m.

    Now I'm feeling cynical. I think the solution to most of these problems, such as imperialism, raping the environment, and only seeing the outside of a being, is progressive education. Teach the people to love everything for what it is and maybe we won't be so goddamn angry all the time and nuke ourselves to oblivion. A good article. And no, the Nazis were not Marxist. Leon Trotsky was Marxist, and knew that communism/socialism could never truly exist without democracy. Hitler was a fascist through and through, where the government controls everything for the "greater good" and nationalism is taken to an extreme.
  • Smeggs - September 6, 2008 1:31 a.m.

    Hehehe..."The new face of eco-awareness". That was a nice article.
  • NelosAngelos - September 6, 2008 12:51 a.m.

    This article really makes you think. Humanity can be a really scary thing. It's kind of sad at how accurate this article is on human behavior towards different customs, life styles, and other intelligent life forms. I guess it is human nature to fear the unknown, and with fear usually comes violence. Not knowing what might happen is scary and it can cause you to destroy that potential threat as quickly as possible to eliminate the chance of you being harmed from it. I wish that weren't the case but we can't really help it. I'll probably never look at a Locust the same way again.
  • dominator2222 - September 6, 2008 12:13 a.m.

    very good article,very creative theme as always,stay good Gamesradar
  • Elbo444 - September 5, 2008 11:44 p.m.

    OMFG they must be able to tell the future, seriously this is going to happen eventually, unless of course we all kill each other before we find another sentient species.
  • FancyRat - September 5, 2008 11 p.m.

    Great article. However, I think you just wrote the plot of Gears 3 and we're going to go all Halo and team up with the locust to take down this Neo-Hitler government you speak of.
  • FrizzySkernip - September 5, 2008 10:45 p.m.

    This article gave me a hard-on. <3
  • Holy Diver - September 5, 2008 7:47 p.m.

    I did not know all that info on the GoW backstory. This game might actually make a pretty good movie
  • Crossleft501 - September 5, 2008 7:38 p.m.

    this is like a PSA on Locust the more you know....
  • Eleazar1914 - September 5, 2008 7:35 p.m.

    Sorry, missed the link. Here it is http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/11/the_nazis_were_maxists.html
  • Eleazar1914 - September 5, 2008 7:33 p.m.

    Mr. Houghton, you seem to be confused about what Fascism is and what the Nazi party believed. The Nazi party is anti-capitalist. Hitler, Goebbels, and the Tat Circle which influenced Nazism were all staunchly anti capitalist. The Nazi party despised industrialists so much, they even lashed out against Hugo Stinnes(who originally supported them), and Hitler later directly attacked Stinnes in one of his speeches. This isn't even mentioning all their Leftist policies of welfare. Hanz Buchner when tasked by Hitler to clarify the Nazis economic polices call them "State socialism". Get the full scoop here. These proofs and many others are provided. Which, unlike your views, are actually substantiated and based in history.

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