Too Much Violence in Gaming?

Here we see a little further into my mind and my thoughts on why violence needs to get toned down in some video games. Just trust me, you'll like it.

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ShugaCane1269d ago

I don't remember people complaining so much about the first Bioshock being violent. And damn, it was. Violence is part of the Bioshock universe, it's actually one of the main themes developped in the games. It's part of Rapture as much as it's part of Columbia, as if it was a character itself. Actually, the violence is more relevant in Bioshock than in any other game.

DMAgony1269d ago

I actually completely agree with you that violence was implicitly part of Bioshock. But I feel that while the original one was so good in part because of the violence and how it was perpetuated, in Bioshock Infinite it wasn't as necessary for the plot. Just because the first game had it, doesn't mean the subsequent sequels need it as well.

ApolloTheBoss1269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

Read the article before you comment, please. He makes some good points. Too much violence CAN get in the way of the plot sometimes. An example in my opinion would be Infamous 2, when playing Evil Cole. **Spoilers for those who haven't played it yet** When you first go into Flood Town, after beating the Behemoth, Laroche talks to you about the suffering the citizens had to go through after the hurricane. When people lost their homes and loved ones and Laroche telling you he lost his wife. Then Cole makes an extremely awkward comment after that:

"First the Flood, then Bertrand's Militia, and now these ice freaks. It's about time these people caught a break."

Words cannot even begin to describe how much WAT I felt after that line. A few minutes ago he was a merciless homicidal maniac, killing innocent citizens in the street, sucking the life out of them via Bio Leech, creating hundreds of windows and widowers, and now he suddenly feels sorry for them? Another example was during the ending, when you had to kill Zeke. Zeke didn't have any problems with you murdering innocent people until AFTER the game. When he realizes he's about to die suddenly it's a problem. Cole was just out of character during these moments, even back in Infamous 1, he didn't really feel like a evil guy until the story called for it. I'm saying I don't want violence in my games. I'm just saying: If they're gonna kill senselessly, let the consequences of their actions be pulled into the plot as well. Not just when it's convenient.

DMAgony1269d ago

I never got to play Infamous (no PS3 for me) but yeah, that is absolutely what I'm talking about. I think it's just something that most gamers don't spend a lot of thought on. I mean, seriously, if you in real life kill one person you are a murderer. Some of the games I've played I would say my body count puts me on par with genocide.

ApolloTheBoss1268d ago

Agreed, thanks for the read. It's really something devs need to think about.

joab7771268d ago

Honestly, what is the alternative in a fantasy setting playing as a character in a video game? Just less blood, stunning victims or cutting back the number of altercations altogether? Less violence in a game that is popular because of its fps nature may have consequences too. Booker is/was a violent man who has had his mind warped and put in a really bad situation in which he has but 1 goal. And there are many obstacles in front of him. The irony is that he was sent there to change the big picture...which he does...which in turn makes everything better...which in turn means that no one actuallu ever gets hurt in the first place. To be honest, Bioshock Infiniye when all said and done is one of the least violent games ever made.

FRAKISTAN1268d ago

There is no violence in games, do people not see movies any more?

BABY-JEDI1268d ago

If you watch the Walking Dead, your probably saying to yourself there is not enough violence in video games.

grailly1268d ago

a friend of mine thought the walking dead season 3 was a comedy show after watching the first episode, there was was so much useless killing and gore that he just laughed his ass off. Yes, violence can hurt other medias to.

Stoppokingme1268d ago

Violence is in the eye of the beholder.

In my eyes Mario is violent: He's a dangerous sociopath who kills the local populace, destroys the infrastructure, and monopolizes the gold reserves, all to save one girl.

DeadIIIRed1268d ago

Not to mention that in the Super Mario Bros manual it states that the Koopas turned most of the Mushroom Kingdom's populace into blocks.

The same blocks that Mario has been destroying for over 20 years...

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