Included in GameSpot's coverage of the Manhunt 2 political fallout are strong words from California State Senator Leland Yee concerning the re-rating of the controversial game:
"What are they trying to hide? Unsurprisingly, the culture of secrecy continues at the ESRB.
Even individuals within the video game industry are now calling into question their rating system. Parents simply can not trust an entity that is unwilling to disclose or give any meaningful rationale at how they come to their decisions."
Yee, of course, was the driving force behind California's 2005 video game law, recently declared unconstitutional by a federal court judge.