Hitting Close to Home: Sensitivity Over Games

1up: Like any form of popular media, video games often try their hand at gritty and disconcerting subject matter. While Mature rated games attempt, with varying results, to explore adult themes, the results skew more to the side of fiction. Commentary on wars, for example, usually takes the form of space marines on a distant planet; games often use sci-fi and fantasy tropes to serve as metaphors. Classic storytelling staples like these can be found across all types of media, but when games inch closer to reality, the public starts to get uncomfortable.

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