I was able to see a lot of features during my demo with Shadow of the Tomb Raider. I was able to see some of the gunplay, stealth combat, and Mexican culture within the game. And, I watched a kid die.
It's obvious Square is considered left that's for sure....lol
Lmfao it’s obvious you’re a conservative religious nut then too. For someone so upset about “agendas” you sure have your own with these comments on every article I’ve opened today.
This is a tough topic to put forward correctly without sounding like a sick psycho but I'm glad they had the balls to do that, it's a video game, if you can get away killing many adult characters then I don't understand why kids are off limits. It would add a lot more shocking, emotional moments within a story or dive deep into some hard morale choices in RPG games. For example if you accidentally killed a child in Elder Scrolls VI during a brawl with the city guards only to have the child's parents hunt for you in a random encounter or lure you to a location, trapping you in some twisted puzzle death maze. I remember playing Fallout 3 and entering Little Lamplight with the Mayor McCreedy telling me he was going to "blow my f***** head off" and I needed to find a way in, I was going to just blow the kids head off during my evil run but realised the kids were off limits. My mind was boggled, you see peoples torsos strung up, arms dismembered and heads during VATS blow up but because someone was a few years younger character made up of the same polygons was a big no no. It's even the same when driving around Grand Theft Auto, Watch Dogs, Red Dead Redemption etc and not seeing a single child in site, it just seems odd. Just takes out the immersion aspect of the game sometimes.
Square Enix: killing kids and E3 hype at the same time.
The Last of Us did it Spoilers Sarah and Sam
When playing The Last of Us you (the player) don’t kill either Sarah or Sam. Besides Sam, Sarah and Ellie,I don’t recall any other children being in the game.
So? in this you don't kill a kid either he falls to his death hanging from a ledge.
Days Gone does it.
Not every culture treats kids like westerners do. "Teenagers" only exist in the west.
Repeat after me folks, it's just a game. It wasn't a real kid dying.
Don't bother, pixels make some people go angry
I was fine with a world in which kids in games couldn't be killed. Never felt the need to see it or do it.
Pixels, pixel kids, godamnit people it's a video game ! Save that crap for movies and real life
Problem is, whoever wrote this, just saw a demo of a game and saw a child die and thinks that it was unnecessary because there was no context... over a demo and not a full game. Thing is, for what he saw, he maybe right to think it as it is and since he says this is his opinion, it's cool, but bold claims like these are not good for him as a journalist by giving it a direct title that is accusing of the company. What he didn't know is that there is actually context: in this game Lara is getting the main element of the game, an artifact she grabbed in that region that she wants to hide it away from the "Trinity" cult which is the main villain of the new Lara trilogy. And by getting that artifact to keep it away from Trinity, she triggers a doomsday clock that all hells break loose on Earth. That scene of tsunami and the child death happening is about telling the player that "this is all Lara's fault and she is responsible for all of this." which is a burden. We might have that character development in this Shadow of the Tomb Raider... her darker side. I just hoped he would researched it before commenting on it but...
??? Since when did game studios care about ethical standards. I was told its only game, lighten up... that's what people tell me. I forgot its only whatever suits at the time.
Uh does it matter?
Always knew SE and I were kindred spirits.
It's a gaaaaaaaame!
Really dude its a cutscene grow some balls if you found that "disturbing". Theres way worse examples in movies and shows like Game of Thrones for example.
Say what you want but killing kids in videogames should never be a thing. Its fucked up. I dont want to relive that kid scene in the movie American Sniper on my games. Fuck that. We live in a time when politicians are just waiting for the perfect scenario to ban violent games. I weep for our culture...
neither don't I
Unfortunately kids die in real life all the time, if you want to spend any time trying to prevent that from happening you should concentrate on the real ones and not worry about a video game.
I don't see the problem with that, if it's in the game you should be able to kill it, not like in fallout, assassins creed and witcher 3 where you couldn't kill the superkids
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