Hotline Miami 2 includes a rape scene, has gaming gone too far?

The much anticipated sequel to the cult classic Hotline Miami is about to be released and it is already causing problems with previewers revealing that the game will include a scene where the player is forced to rape a wounded female.

Is this just that one step too far?

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maniacmayhem2832d ago

Yet beating up hookers, running over pedestrians and killing cops is ok. But rape...that's crossing the line.

zeal0us2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

Why I don't condone rape, the scene is about as worse as Cluster's Revenge. It is in no way on the same level as Rapelay.

GavinMannion2832d ago

I think they were being sarcastic...

zeal0us2832d ago

I know maniac was, I was just responding on what I saw and compared it Custer Revenge.

Heck six days ago I made a similar statement on how shooting games were okay but soon as sex comes into the picture all hell breaks a loose.

PeaSFor2832d ago

i don't mind "shocking" subjects/scenes when it is contextual.

iamnsuperman2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

The only issue is I don't think our society is equipped to deal with a controversial issue. This will grab headlines. It is very similar to films. You see a lot of killing but not rape. Rape in films is usually filmed in such a way to condone it. This video (I am not particularly sure of he context though) is odd. You shoot the woman to rape her. They way they have done it is pretty bad (from a society standpoint). It isn't shot very well (tastefully) at all. Almost like they want the game to be "controversial" (again this could change with context)

Killing in society is portrayed with a cavalier attitude that we are now desensitised to it. Rape and child molestation (and others I can't think of at the moment) hasn't which is why it is probably a step to far for gaming (when people are out their trying to destroy it).

Gaming can push the medium so far. It is only when more films and TV shows do it that gaming can do it as TV and film it isn't your choice. With gaming you are doing the action which is why it needs that baby step first before it can appear in games like this

ravinash2832d ago

In media, any stories these days that deal with rape usually focus the story on the victim’s point of view, this is so you can see the results on how it effect the person.

Any attempt to move the focus to the perpetrator would either glamorise or rationalise this action. I'm not sure how you could do this in a game that wouldn't come across badly.

calibann2832d ago

I'm 23 years old, I can deal with a rape scene. Just like how I can deal with rape in a movie I watch. It's not real.

dark-hollow2832d ago

I don't agree at all.

First of, am not implying that rape is worse than killing and murder, but I can clearly see why I would enjoy games about killing but I would be very uncomfortable playing game that requires me to rape, it's all fictional I know, but hear me out.

Rape victims would be traumatized possibly for their whole lives, it effect on some of them is permanent. While death is just the end, it is bad and it is VERY horrible but no victim of murder would be affected from these scenes used in a tasteless fashion because..they are dead.

The other thing is, games aren't made in a vacuum. We live in a world were murder can be justifies and glorified sometimes. Killing the "bad guy" after all The bad things he had done. Fighting for your life in self defence and in a lot of other scenarios. While you CAN'T justify rape no matter what! In fact we live in a society that doesn't shy away from victim blaming rape victims sometimes. "Oh did you see what she was wearing? She was asking for it" while very few blame innocent murder victims.

We know death, everybody gonna die someday so we are to a degree "comfortable" with the idea of idea. It is unavoidable. While rape isn't.

Again, not saying one is worse than the other or developers shouldn't use rape in their plot devices, but I can totally understand why some people might be upset from that.

Studio-YaMi2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

I whole hearty agree with you,on an emotional level,this scene is gonna trigger some heavy sh*t for some people and it will come out repulsive and just wrong on so many levels.

The thing is,it's not just about the rape itself,it's about the situation that you're doing the rape in!

_FantasmA_2832d ago

Why is rape any worse than murder? So its okay to take life, but not free sex? I mean rape still leaves a person alive, and murder doesn't? I wouldn't rape or kill anyone, but neither of them bother me in movies or games because they are fake. If something fake bothers you, then you aren't going to make it in the real world.

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moonstormer2832d ago

Such an important issue that needs to be addressed on all levels - hope people are suitably outraged by the rape. That does seem to be the point.

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bjmartynhak2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

IMO, it is just a game, I don't mind actually,

was it necessary for the game? Was all this polemic worth?

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