I’ve been playing as the Bionic patient and having a BLAST! Probably much more fun than i would as a regular survivor.
…That said. For use by hydraulic muscles my power supply is almost laughable. The hydraulic muscles themselves are rarely used, generally hardly tip the balance and can be a ginormous pain when I choose to use them sometimes. Not to mention my blood analysis has been nothing but a waste of power so far.
I love it because it gives me options, the challenges just make things more interesting, and… mostly importantly of all, i love the IDEA. There will be people out there who are the same about starting as an affront to the idea of evolution
You had me really thinking here. You do make a really good point, and you want to be incredibly careful before you handling ideas about lack of consent… That said, read the description on Bionic patient again.
“Medical advances have saved your body from certain death. You are augmented with bionic muscles and sensors monitoring your blood powered by your own metabolism. Make the most of your second chance at life.”
It doesn’t explictly say that consent was given for the operation… infact ‘certain death’ certainly leans towards the possiblity of you having been completely unconscious. Despite that, it reads as morally gray or even white. Why? Because the narrative suggests it was either neccesary or chosen.
Is there an analogue for mutations? Probably, if not quite as clear. Say before the draft a prisoner signs up for experimentation, where the conditions are that if he survives he gets to serve his sentence in the military instead… Fresh air, much better food, enemies to take out years of pent up aggression out on… A match made in heaven, am i right?
Or after the cataclysm, with New England becoming a desolate wasteland in which the labs are one of the last beacons of sanity in a rapidly dying world… A lab-guard decides to offer his body and humanity, so that he can better defend the people he spent years working allongside. That one even makes it sound noble, am i right?