Monday, 26 October 2015

Scream Queens

Oh-kay... Scream Queens was apparently too OTT for American Horror Story. Let that sink in for a moment.

It’s a guignol sitcom caricature of the Greek sorority/fraternity system at US college campuses, with added murder. While the central character is a grotesque herself, the grounded protagonists mixed up in it look a bit out of place...

The tone switches between Slasher Flick and Fiasco and sometimes full-on TOON, a chance to watch something rise and fall drastically in Weird Level from scene to scene. I have no idea how this will play out, if it will at all.

“You’re an awful person.”
“Maybe. But I’m rich and I’m pretty, so it doesn’t really matter.”

What to take away for a gaming POV?

Well, the blackmail setup lets you somewhat buy in that the good guys might stick around and try to bring the sorority down from within - as long as you accept their failure to record an incriminating conversation while trying to find evidence, anyway. Sometimes you need an excuse for characters to stick around a bad situation...

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