I’ve been kind of confused about why the reactions to certain things have been so negative within he gaming community lately. A few things I’ll say first: I don’t have a lot of exposure to the community as a whole, getting it mostly through sources like GB, I’m not a big Political correctness guy so this stuff often passes over my head.
It seems like maybe there might be a negative reaction to things like domestic abuse (personal experience), gratuitous violence (second hand experience) etc being seen as bad just because it is represented. The two recent examples I can bring up are Sony’s showing of Detroit and The Last of Us 2. However the impression I got on how the reaction was to these two things has been kind of confusing. Is it that people just don’t trust David’s Cage and don’t see the violence of TLoU 2’s trailer fitting he franchise, or are people upset that violence is represented and that domestic violence is represented?
The Detroit trailer made me a little emotional because of personal experiences, but I never once thought “this shouldn’t be a subject for media.” The last of us trailer didn’t elicit much of a response but certainly made me wince because debilitating injuries are freaky. But still even as someone who has experience with this level of violence it never felt innapropriate for media.
So, can you help me understand where the community at least here stands on this? Is it that we don’t want domestic violence and brutal violence represented? Or do we just not trust David Cage and have a different idea of what makes TLoU so special?
Third option is vinny just bad at picking sides.
Guess I can’t make a poll on mobile so I’ll just have to check the comments. Thanks!