We all know that when you buy a shooter you occasionally............oh I dunno, intentionally kill innocent bystanders..........because it's damn fun.
I decided I needed a new game so I ran to Walmart to purchase "Call of Juarez," a western shooter made by Ubisoft. I dunno why, but I'm a sucker for these mediocre western games. I'm not a huge fan of western movies or books with few exceptions like "Tombstone" etc., but probably because it's a way to experience the Wild West barring any form of reality or historical accuracy.
Anyway, I enjoyed "GUN" as bad as it was and "Call of Juarez" had a much better rating so I purchased it. So I started going through the tutorial and the game isn't really just a run and gun and has a "stealth/sneak" approach to a lot of the game.
Your first "Mission" is to steal a gun from this guys barn while he is working in front of it, so you sneak past him, get the gun, but then the guy yells at you for being on his property..........so naturally I draw the pistol and hit the trigger only to have a screen come up that says something to the effect of "Harming innocent citizens, horses, or corpses, will NOT be tolerated in this game and it will restart" WTF!?!?! ..........and why not abuse corpses? They have already been abused with death and carnage.
So I continue and reach a town and go into a bar and this guy playing poker screams "What are you looking at?." So naturally I want to splatter his brains all over the wall and draw my pistol and I get the same message again. So then I just start wandering around and the bar keeper was looking all fat and stupid, and I know I can't shoot him , so I pick up a whiskey bottle off the bar and smash him in the face. I get the same warning and now like any other gamer I want to test my limits so I pick up the bottle again and smash him in the face again and it gives me a "Failed Mission" status and restarts to my last save point.
What is this world coming to? Can I no longer have the fictional fun of killing innocent people in the wild west? What kind of pussy wild west is this? In "GUN" you could shoot peoples dogs and murder whole towns.
Damn the politically correct world, damn it to hell.
So I'm wondering if this is the future of "violent" gaming? Was this an ESRB move, a Microsoft new requirement (based on thier recent move to ban AO rated games and Manhunt 2 from the console), or a decision by Ubisoft? What about GTA4? :think:
It's got a damn "M" rating and I'm an adult and if I want to kill everyone for any reason in a virtual wild west I should have that ability, this kinder gentler violent gaming is complete garbage.
Edited by FCTE, 24 June 2007 - 07:04 AM.