GP Editor Marcus Estrada discusses his thoughts on a controversial scene in Catherine. Did Atlus go too far?
This is a pathetic article. One scene of a woman hitting a man who didn't tell her about his girlfriend, turns you off a game? Put yourself in her shoes. You're fine with shooting down many people who might have had families in FPS games. But ohhhhhh no, if someone gets lied to, cheated on, gets angry, and hits someone for it, it's suddenly a horrible game. I will never get the ignorant masses.
I agree. So many games have you breaking people's necks, stomping on and blowing up living things, stabbing them through the chest etc. But as soon as something like this happens in games somehow its controversial and everyone is against it. Everyone is just fine with mowing down hordes of people or living things. She hit him because she was angry that he didn't tell her and it was deserved actually.
@Soul There's no "m" in asses.
I was about to click the link until...... Something told me to read the comment section first. So glad I did.
This guy is a moron. That scene is done PERFECTLY. I mean throughout the game you kinda get that there is something off about Catherine and that she may be crazy or something but you can never quite put your finger on it. When this scene occurs it makes it perfectly clear to the player that she is insane and the picture starts to become more clear. Also the guy is a moron. Just because he doesn't like that scene doesn't make it a controversial one. No one else has had a issue with it so he needs to stop acting like his opinion influences all of the gaming media.
The scene was done perfectly, but I can also see his point of view. I wouldn't call him a moron for just stating his opinion on a subject that he feels strongly about. I came from an abusive childhood. When that scene first started I kinda felt uncomfortable then I went to the ""It's only a video game"" area of my head and got over it very quickly and started laughing around the spleen part. These days... I have a strong opinion about actual domestic abuse. I have and will always intervene on behalf of a woman getting beaten. On the other hand if a dude is getting his ass handed to him by his girlfriend, I go to the ""what did he do" and the "he probably deserves it"" mind set mainly because I'm a guy and I have done some stupid thing before that got me a much deserved slap. Me and my significant other are in a domestic abuse "how to" class....Couples Kickboxing Fighting has become very good foreplay.
perhaps moron is a bit harsh but my opinion still stands. Even if you have issues with the scene it's no reason to stop liking the game or anything(which is what he implies here saying he liked it until he saw said scene). Also the whole domestic abuse thing isn't even a issue in my opinion. The scene is clearly played from a humorous angle. Sure if it was done seriously it might have been a different story. But when they have the screen shake from punches and have what are clearly cartoony like sound effects all the while Vincent is saying stuff like referring to his spleen as you mentioned. It's clearly done in a way that wasn't done to invoke abuse but instead to let the player know Catherine is crazy. Which as I mentioned the scene does perfectly. Also as mentioned just because HE thought said scene was controversial doesn't mean anyone else in the media does. It's not like sites have been treating the scene as the new Hot Coffee. So much is this the case that when I was reading the article I didn't see what he was getting at until he describes the scene in question whereas you would KNOW what was such a controversy if it really was. Such as people not really needing to read a article about Modern Warfare to know the controversy was over the No Russian mission. He is making a big deal out of nothing and trying to make it seem as if it's a really big deal when it isn't. As tiffac says farther down he is putting to much thought into a scene that was clearly played for humor rather then to be serious.
The bitch left the kitchen, she was asking for it. Fucking love that logic there.
**Major Spoiler Ahead** * * * She's a succubus, lol. Last I checked, demons are not the most friendly type of people. Especially if their main goal is to destroy the life of a man. * * * **End Spoiler** Who ever said they were making fun of abuse in the first place? It's not like they were specifically referencing to any case of abuse. It just tied into the story and made sense. Should movies get rid of their abuse scenes too? It's only a game...
Marcus needs to grow some balls. Thats my 2 cents.
You need more original insults, thats my 1 dollar of worth of an opinion.
POSSIBLE SPOILERS? I...didn't realize this scene was being played as a joke? I think it was showing that Catherine isn't quite as sweet and innocent as the game has been portraying her. It was showing that she is dangerous and that there isn't something quite 'right' with her. That's the impression I got, anyway.
"For a woman to be harmed is beyond cruel, but for a man to be "hurt by a girl" is hilarious." But it is hilarious, providing she wasn't using a weapon.
Exactly. A woman kicking the crap out of a guy IS funny. 99.99999% of guys can easily defend themselves or leave the situation. With games like Manhunt, Shadow of the Damned, and Mortal Kombat, we are gonna whine about this???
"With games like Manhunt, Shadow of the Damned, and Mortal Kombat, we are gonna whine about this???" It appears as such.
So, the writer can't accept if women like Catherine can kick a guy ass and decided that this game are crossed the line?! dude, i tell ya what: Don't judge a book by it's cover If you meet beautiful women with curvy body and think she's not capable to kick u'r ass, than u'r living in a dream world!
I think the article maker just put too much thought on a scene that was exaggerated for entertainment purposes. I mean whats not to like?
Especially considering the scene adds to the story. It wasn't just added for the sake of being "edgy" or controversial. It genuinely adds something to the plot.
I think Marcus is one of those battered husbands. hur hur hur... XD
So it's not ok for a womam to hit a man after he cheats on her but it's ok for characters like Nathan Drake to kill people and Kratos to rip peoples heads off? stupid article
Now, lets make 1 minute of silence for every soldier killed in the story of videogames. And lets call GreenPeace, because in FF XIII, 90% of the enemies were just animals running in the wild, unlucky enough to get in our path. Come on, grow up. Doy you prefer to see this in a game, or in the news?
..this thing got duplicated.
this guy is a pussy
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