Prolific documentary filmmaker Alex Halkin says the content of some games is “disturbing”, taking issue with titles that transform real-world troubles into mindless entertainment.
I guess if a movie or book was doing what the game was he would have NO PROBLEM.
what does this guy not see movies as entertainment? i certainly don't go cinema for a history lessons but if i learn something its a bonus
I find what he said disturbing. See how opinions work, Halkin?
Before you all take offense, you should read the article and watch a trailer for this disgusting game. This game is mediocre in every aspect. I saw the trailer and it's just ridiculous. The whole game is ridiculous. It tries so hard to please 12 year olds (I saw them at a strip club in the trailer and the one with the sun glasses called the girl "mama") but I think even they can see how cheesy this is. I don't find it hard to believe that this game had no research team. They couldn't even make a decent game with decent characters.
@Dan50 You deserve a bubble,buddy.
You mean like just about every action movie/tv series? Shocking stuff.
I find Call of Juarez disturbing as well, but not for the same reasons. To think a major publisher like Ubisoft, and Techland (the developer of the upcoming and quite promising Dead Island) would release such a rushed game is quite disturbing to me.
I seem to be the only person who enjoyed that game..
Ironically, he got the point while completely missing the point.
I'm not really sure where to stand on this one. I honestly feel like this comes down to the developers' intentions. What prompted their decision to base the game in Juarez? Was it to stir up awareness? Was it a logical setting for the story and experience they were developing? Or was Juarez chosen specifically because of the controversy and media attention such a choice would drum up? I personally believe no subject should be taboo unless it is being used for controversy's sake.
Gamers like Warprincess116 ''incredibly disturbing'', says the average n4g visitor. ''A prolific troll'', he says, and the content of her posts is ''disturbing'' , taking issue with posts that transform space for intelligent comments into mindless flamewars.
seriously where is she? we havent heard from her in a while. O_o
is he talking about the content, or how bad the game is? ^_^
There's no escaping the fact that they used as source material an actual location in which some really awful things happen to people. I personally think it's a little bit mindless and tasteless. It's straight up glorifying violence. To the uninformed, this sort of portrayal could make them think of this kind of shit in a glorified manner, which is so far from the reality. I don't think games encourage real violence in people, but I do think this is just really juvenile and could create ignorance surrounding the whole thing. They shouldn't really be trying to make "an action movie" out of this kind of source material. It's uncool. Thankfully though, the game's shit, so no one's really gonna buy it haha. That's what Ubisoft get I guess.
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