I had to register to tell you that you're an idiot. If you think games need "morally ambiguous situations," then you're missing the point of gaming entirely. Games are a means to escape from reality, to kill time, to find a place of enjoyment. They don't need meaning...you end up creating it for yourself. It seems as if you're the type who'd enjoy a round of Windows solitaire. Or is that too violent for you? Again, you're an idiot.
I also had to register just to say you're a total moron. "games should mature with their audience" what load of garbage is that? Games should be fun! I did not buy this game or any other to learn ethics or morality... if you do not like one scene in a game that you were not forced to play anyway, don't pan the game, pan yourself a crybaby who should be playing sonic...
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And I was writing out a long rant because people complaining about this stuff really get on my nerves, but I decided F@#% it...
You don’t have to play it, the game cautions you about it and asks you if you want to skip it...
That part is very crucial to the story, whether its played or you find out what happened in the briefing...
IF YOU DONT LIKE IT, THEN DONT BUY IT OR WATCH IT OR GO ANYWHERE NEAR IT!!!
I see the game as a way to help instill patriotism in the young people who play. I give it an A. Go play Hello Kitty Island Adventure.
With everything wrong in the world and especially the US, this is the NEWS and
moral issue of the day you choose to debate...
Get a life... never have I seen a paper so out of touch with the generation of today...
Boston Herald is stuck in the 50\'s mentality and hasn\'t figured out that June and Ward Cleaver were a TV show and not reality...
Games making you kills others is total BS, dis Hop Scotch,Tag,Hide and go seek when there was no video game ever make Jack the Ripper kill no,as someone mention before they were born killers from the start same applies today,Wackos kill cuz that's what they like to do or want to do so get off your high and almighty horse and accept the fact that killers of others are born with a problem that we don't see till it is toooooo late.
Looks like someone had a deadline to meet and decided to reheat some old news and feign outrage instead of actually doing some work.
We're talking October 31st when articles about this started flooding the net. The discussion took place, the optional nature of the scene was announced in response. Everyone moved on.
Except Garrett here... who apparently lives under a rock somewhere and missed the whole thing.
I'm not going to bother rebutting every oddball claim made in the article... because it's already been done, one hundred times over, on every other news site in existence.
But seriously, Garrett, you're wrong. Spend 15 minutes researching about the story you wrote and you'll find out why.
I registered just so I could tell you that your article is a waste of internet.
If you didnt want to play the scene you didnt have too.
I think its a great scene that makes the game more dramatic.
Just like when you watch a movie and innocent people die, doesn't make the movie "immature" as you say.
whatever...who gives a **** what the 'boston herald' thinks. no one reads the peice of crap reads anyway....unless peices like these written out of desperation.
unless its some sort of petty weird attack, no one reads the crap.
Its just a video game. If you want to write a review, fine with me, who's gonna care. But your 'opinion' is as influential as toilet paper.
Have a good day
and who the hell lives in massachussets unless sad uptight comformsit little twits...who? no one would live there willingly.
you and the progressive agenda has failed to pan out as the dominant perspective of the world......while your at it, save the paper you use to print your newspaper. Paper is valuable nowadays....we don't want it being wasted.
wake up and smell the ashes....
above I wrote 'your opinion is as influential...'...by opinion I mean grand philosophical arguements relating to morality and its implications for society (but really political correctness passing as such).
in other words, if the peice was a complain on gameplay experience...thats fine, in fact, quite encouraged (we don't want lame games with unabashed strings of 'shocker' peices with no coherent plot, that is quite lame and sales will be more due to marketing and prequels rather than product), but any extrapolation to society based on abstract social issues implies, or any moral philsophical 'controvery' or contention, is kind of irrelevent at this point for the reasons stated prior. Thats all I was saying, as rude as I may have been.