Yeah, the original Mortal Kombat was very cartoonish when it came to
gore. Nevertheless there are those people out there that flip out over
any kind of violence in games, blood and gore, and think that we should
not give such games to our kids.
Consider, for example, the article Nicol posted to this list that
basically said that playing such games was ungodly behavior, that games
like that lead young children away from Christ, etc. The entire article
was poorly researched, and I found the so-called evidence in that
Still it is a reminder that some games will always cross some boundries
and will be socially unacceptable to some people for one reason or
another. It isn't possible to create a game like Double Dragon or Mortal
Kombat without getting some kind of negative feedback from the public.
Some parents, psychologists, and religious people are very concerned
over the amount of violence in video games. They feel the violent nature
of games have gone too far, but there just as many people who don't care
or worry about it.
When it comes to a game like Q9, eh, don't worry about it. The violence
is pretty tame all things considdered. It is no where as violent or gory
as say Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, and
plenty of other games I can think of. In fact, you don't even have to
think about killing the creatures in the game. It is designed in such a
way that a person can think of knocking them out with the club or rocks
instead of outright killing them if they have a thing about killing animals.
Ah Tom, funny you mention double dragon.
now i think about it i was playing double dragon and International
Karate pluss at the age of 5 on our old amstrad computer, ---- before
I lost the sight of my right eye, I only mention mortal combat because
I remember the huge controversy when it was released and the removal
of all the blood from the Snes version (well, it actually stil has
blood, the blood is merely coloured grey), which I found confusing at
the time sinse the violence in the original Mk is more cartoon gore
than anything else anbd not worse than you'd see in Tom and Gerry.
of course, depending upon how much of a twisted evil psycho people
think i am now, that might influence what they think of children
playing so called violent games. grin!
Beware the grue!
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