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Chrono917
20-03-2009, 10:57 PM
Just to let you know, I'm not talking about the violence period, I'm talking about the "extra" blood and gore and stuff they're adding to God of War III. Anyways, I was just reading in my friend's gameinformer how when Kratos pulls off someone's head, you can see the tendons ripping and jaws tearing and all that stuff, and there's more blood and gore than the previous titles. Then, I come online and what do I see? The developers saying some scenes can't even be on the internet because of how violent they are.

What's the deal with this? I mean, being a God of War fan myself, I know it's known for all the blood and gore and violence, but with the PS3's more detailed graphics, it's gonna look even more realistic than it has. I love God of War, and the blood and gore hasn't ever bothered me, mainly because it doesn't look real enough to me. I don't like that stuff in movies, but in games it's not realistic enough to bother me most of the time. And blood and gore with God of War III's graphics... wow. What's the point, really? I mean, now people who get sick of that stuff might not buy it, and that just gives more adults stuff to aim at about video games.

My question to all of you, is all that necessary? I don't care, but do you? Don't you think other people will? Will this hurt sales? Increase sales? O.o What do you think?

TacticalSiN
20-03-2009, 11:16 PM
Well seeing how todays generation is causing us to have a new Saw movie every year. I can imagine that the public is becoming desensitized to the violence. In this, gaming companies feel that they can make it more real. That is why Killzone 2 had the motion stuff when they are shot. To make it more real. But GoW is all gore and stuff. Which in what your saying makes sense. It is getting a little old with al the gore and stupid stuff and your right. This isnt helping the gaming company and adults agree any more then just releasing a Rated E porno for consoles.

lloyd
21-03-2009, 02:39 PM
Necessary? No, but God Of War is about violence. Brutal, hardcore, testosterone filled, balls to the walls violence and action. Will more or less violence help or hurt sells? Nah. might loss some fan love but not much I'm personally a fan of the ultra violence. makes things more artistic in a weird way. Plus it helps out as a stress reliever when you're having a bad day.

Chrono917
22-03-2009, 04:13 AM
Necessary? No, but God Of War is about violence. Brutal, hardcore, testosterone filled, balls to the walls violence and action. Will more or less violence help or hurt sells? Nah. might loss some fan love but not much I'm personally a fan of the ultra violence. makes things more artistic in a weird way. Plus it helps out as a stress reliever when you're having a bad day.

Hmm... guess that's one way to look at it. I still think it has more blood and gore then needed though.

Nick
22-03-2009, 04:36 AM
I agree with lloyd. God of War has always been a primal, visceral experience. Killing hordes of enemies, gruesome and cruel deaths, ****ing two chicks at once, it's really something that has always tapped into that raw, primitive, almost animalistic part of our emotions as men. Enhanced graphics and engines that allow for more is just a natural part of the series' progression.

EIN
22-03-2009, 07:02 PM
I agree with lloyd. God of War has always been a primal, visceral experience. Killing hordes of enemies, gruesome and cruel deaths, ****ing two chicks at once, it's really something that has always tapped into that raw, primitive, almost animalistic part of our emotions as men. Enhanced graphics and engines that allow for more is just a natural part of the series' progression.

Seconded
There's enough violence (god of war) and too much violence (Saw, wtc.)
This is enough violence

SaintAvi
25-03-2009, 09:50 PM
Its a hallmark of the franchise, toning it down would result in a lot of confused consumers

Chrono917
30-03-2009, 12:26 AM
Its a hallmark of the franchise, toning it down would result in a lot of confused consumers

Not toning down, just not giving more.

Joshua
13-04-2009, 04:01 AM
this is the only game i'm really looking forward to :)

needless to say, i don't want them toning anything down

m0tl3sl4y3r
07-05-2009, 10:31 PM
Well seeing how todays generation is causing us to have a new Saw movie every year. I can imagine that the public is becoming desensitized to the violence. In this, gaming companies feel that they can make it more real. That is why Killzone 2 had the motion stuff when they are shot. To make it more real. But GoW is all gore and stuff. Which in what your saying makes sense. It is getting a little old with al the gore and stupid stuff and your right. This isnt helping the gaming company and adults agree any more then just releasing a Rated E porno for consoles.

have to agree there, the public really is less sensitive to violence than people were maybe 20 or 30 years ago, but I also have to agree, violence does make it more realistic

DarthNemesis
07-05-2009, 11:07 PM
GOW is an M rated games,so minors should not be playing it to begin with.As for the gore,no you can never have too much in a game like this.No one complained about Afro Samurai or other Anime so what's the complaint about a violent game having tons of gore?I mean if you were to cut some ones head off or their guts out it would be much detail to observe.

m0tl3sl4y3r
09-05-2009, 01:22 PM
GOW is an M rated games,so minors should not be playing it to begin with.As for the gore,no you can never have too much in a game like this.No one complained about Afro Samurai or other Anime so what's the complaint about a violent game having tons of gore?I mean if you were to cut some ones head off or their guts out it would be much detail to observe.

exactly, this games is rated M, so if parents don't want their kids playing it, they know in advance that it is violent, so they just shouldn't buy it for them and stop complaining