Mass Effect 3 kills a kid and no one bats an eye

GameZone's Lance Liebl comments on a child's death in the Mass Effect 3 demo and discusses the double standard when it comes to such storytelling elements, comparing it to Modern Warfare 3 and Dead Island.

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OC_MurphysLaw3071d ago

Double standard? OMFG..give me a break. MW3 and Dead Island you visually see the child killed. ME3 the kid loads into a transport ship that closes up as it takes off it gets blown up. That is a decidedly different way to convey the horror of war or a childs death. Had you been looking into little Timmys eyes as the ship blew up and you saw the pain on his face then maybe we should be talking. but seeing people board and plane/ship and then see the vehicle blow up is not nearly as gripping as watching a child die from gas or fall to its death (even though it was a zombie kid which means it was dead already).

fluffydelusions3071d ago (Edited 3071d ago )

Seems more people are concerned with kids dying in video games than real life where btw it happens a lot more.

Mr Patriot3070d ago

Hahaha bubbles man, that post rendered the whole article pointless..

Riggans423071d ago

I think that's what he's saying. That any uproar over a child's death in a video game is stupid, but that people take offense with certain games doing it and not others.

OC_MurphysLaw3071d ago

People take offense to seeing a child visually killed, i.e. MW3, and that direct horror of the visualization. That is where the whole issue revolves... its not that kids are killed, its actually seeing the violence visualized against them first hand versus implied.

Ducky3070d ago (Edited 3070d ago )

I think those kids got it easy.

I'd say the kid in the intro to Homefront suffered through something a whole lot worse than death.

... but yea, as you said, they didn't actually show the kid getting killed, it's just something the viewer assumes.
Otherwise, you might as well say that Fallout3 lets you kill kids by blowing up Megaton.

scrambles3071d ago

Is the media finally not freaking over every little moment in gaming that isnt PG??? Maybe we can finally get more adult games that explore deeper meanings, symbolism, and have other themes than "AMERICA IS THE BEST" or "KILL ALL TERRORISTS". Gaming can mature. There will be more silent hill 2s and bioshocks. Maturity will come from having deeper meanings rather than big tough macho guys shooting gang members. Theyll explore the human mind in ways that movies and books never could.

A man can dream. ;_;

Sharingan_no_Kakashi3071d ago (Edited 3071d ago )


*Bats eye*


Rampaged Death3071d ago

It's called emotion. Don't you want that in games ? I know I do.

beastlysensation3071d ago

people need to stop whining and being so sensitive to games. If anything, we need more levels like no russian, resident evil racism, kids dying like the dead island trailer. Bring the controversy, movies do it, why cant games? all you christians who get offended, you are all hypocrites.

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