I’m not quite sure what to say about this. You guys know me, and you know it takes a metric fuck-ton to offend me and I most definitely wouldn’t classify myself as a prude by any means, but my jaw was on the floor the entire time I watched this. On one end, I remind myself that it’s only a game, and violence in video games is as abundant as, well, oxygen in the air. But this trailer comes across as a pointless murdering simulator. Then again, is it THAT different from games like Uncharted? Is it because we’re given a “reason” for Nathan Drake to kill hundreds of of nameless people I don’t feel the same way I do when I watch Hatred?
I think it’s the tone that makes me feel a bit off about the entire thing. Granted, maybe this is some marketing stunt and there’s a “reason” why homeboy’s going on a mass murder spree. Who knows. I know a series called Postal is a thing that was released back in the day, and from what I heard it was a bit like Hatred. In any case, I can only imagine the press/reception this thing is going to get if it’s picked up by certain…outlets.
“Well you shouldn’t promote this game, then.”
Perhaps, but I also think it’s healthy for us, as gamers, as a community, to discuss what is acceptable and what isn’t and learn from different perspectives when something like this pops up. Y’know?
I’m most curious about your thoughts and opinions. Let me know what you think!