Am I the only person who does not give a shit? I mean come on, I don't like rape obviously but it's just a fucking video game. Rarely will a game ever make me gasp due to an unexpectedly violent gesture, you're playing a video game. You should be ready for anything.
well at least she has pants now. that's a big step!
Why are you guys arguing about a non-existent rape scene ?
It's not a big deal, it's not going to revolutionize storytelling in video games, and a year after release nobody is going to remember or care.
it's just some of the responses (especially the bold direction one) are kind of mind-bogglingly funny and worth putting in some words about.
Guys rape in video games != murder, and using PTSD stories about people in war is not a good way to try and make that illegitimate point. Murder, especially in the sense that it's portrayed in most video games is almost comical - but rape isn't and never will be unless you're pretty sick. The trauma that results from murder is the result of having to end the life of another human being, whereas no matter how good a video game is a murder will never impact you that much because under everything you know that they're not a real person. Rape is horrifying regardless though because it's not just the knowledge of what's been done that's horrifying, but the actual process. A murder can be as simple as pulling a trigger and looking away, or punching someone hard to the neck - rape on the other hand is a deeply traumatic form of torture and there's no way you can make it a tame action. So before you try and act like murder and rape in video games are both in the same bucket because they can both cause trauma in real life, fucking think about it
you'd experience something different if the game was about you coming to terms with the death itself, since that would be a realistic depiction of death. when you kill people in call of duty you aren't forced or even capable of dealing with that death because even if it is graphic it's completely unrealistic.
that's why i say there's a false equivalency with murder and rape depicted in a video-game. a videogame about killing is 99% certain not to deal with the themes and emotions surrounding death in a realistic way because it handles it in an unrealistic way, and since it handles it in an unrealistic way there's no possible emotional impact beyond the response to the graphic depiction.
with rape however it is easy to take the themes and emotions surrounding it and completely handle it in a horrible hamfisted way that makes everyone go YEESH or UGH!.
not related to this game but then again the golden wasn't addressing the game, he was addressing someone's post.
Yeah that's really funny alright!
Why is that in a game, if you have rape, the player immediately thinks of the process of rape, but with murder, they don't think of the process of murder?
No, seriously, the only reason you even say that murder is comical is because you've seen it so often in games that you're desensitized. You hardly see rape in games, so of course you're not used to it. That's why games like Manhunt and GTAV don't affect people. Not because the content in them isn't bad, rather, because we've seen all that content millions of times.
You realize how violent most of the games we play are, right? At least here the violence serves some purpose (it actually makes you sick of violence) instead of rewarding you with points.
what makes you feel bad about someone dying is the fact that it's a long-time process dealing with the fact that they are gone.
a rape however registers emotionally quickly because it's a forcible sexual victimization of a woman or man and therefor the potential for a game to handle it in a way that makes everyone feel like shit is huge, see Custer's Revenge.
I think we're being very liberal with the term 'rape'. He puts his hand on her waist for christs sake.
On an unrelated note I guess 2012 is the year of bows in media. Tomb raider, assassin's creed, crysis3, hunger games, avengers, etc...
some ugly dirty nerds also cried when Aries died so no i would say a game could impact you that emotionally.