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Prior to the highly anticipated launch of Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops, animation director Dominique Drozdz said in an interview that Black Ops' new facial animation system and realistic visuals made the team feel that some of the more violent scenes have gone a bit too far. Our very own Adam Biessener said in his Black Ops review that Treyarch crossed the line in terms of violence as the game "pushes the lines of good taste."
"The campaign puts players neck deep in the close-up brutality of combat. Limbs shatter disgustingly as bullets rip apart flesh and bone. Gore flies in all directions as combatants are popped like meat balloons by the vicious weaponry of the ‘60s. In one uncomfortable sequence, the player has to torture a restrained prisoner. This is an emphatically mature game (in the ESRB sense, anyway). Everyone should make their own judgment on what they are comfortable with, but Black Ops crossed my personal line in its bloody depictions of violence, particularly the torture sequence. I wasn’t able to compartmentalize it as enjoyable cartoon violence like I have with so many games over the years. Call me a wuss if you want, but the realistic gore is distasteful in the absence of a discussion of what should be a careful decision to employ lethal force. I realize that Treyarch isn’t trying to put on a morality play here, but Black Ops pushes the lines of good taste."
What do you think? Did the amount of graphic violence in Black Ops make you uncomfortable? Was it even necessary? Or are these graphic depictions of violence just an element of the war experience that we should expect in a game like this? Share your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below.
I was fine with it. I mean, I know the lines between video games and real life so I don't have to worry about murdering the world. And frankly, it wasn't gorier thhan WaW.
I don't see how you can think it is too much. It's at least realistic, and if you've seen something I haven't, than it is still mostly realistic. Think about it, if you get shot multiple times it's going to saw off something. Just because it isn't actually reality doesn't mean it shouldn't be realistic. And how is it "disturbing"? If that freaks you out or gives you nightmares or something like that, you shouldn't be playing mature games at all. As for the torture scene, that was hardly bloody, the scene where you have to kill Lambert in Splinter Cell was way worse in my opinion, and that still didn't keep me thinking about it for more than 30 seconds. If you thought that scene was disturbing, you need to grow some balls man.
God of War III is way more brutal than Black Ops but I can't remember anyone complaining about that. Also, the airport scene in MW2 was more violent than anything in Black Ops. It's just a game.
You guys are grown adults? Gosh my friends and I made jokes about the black ops torture scene.
Now listening to Lil' Wayne THATS torture.
I wasnt fazed at all. I noticed the gore, but world at war was worse if you ask me.
I HATE any of the saw series, but this game is awesome. I will say that it did not cross the line. Its an M game, if you can take the heat E is for everyone is around
i hope so! hahahaha
Asking if the over use of violence in the game was necessary begs the question to be asked about most things. Was creating the game in the first place necessary? Are video games necessary? The answer to all of the above is no if you are thinking from the standpoint of the literal meaning of the word 'necessary.'
The violence in the game simply is. Now, the question that MIGHT need to be asked is, "does adding disgusting amounts of violence to a game in the CoD franchise lower it's value, quality and/or class?"
Gameinformer has profoundly disappointed me by perpetuating this issue.
This is a game that is indented to depict the vivid horrors of war. Since when is it Gameinformers objective to assume the role of concerned mothers of america
Is CoD: Black Ops Too Violent?
-Yes It is. so what?
Did the amount of graphic violence in Black Ops make you uncomfortable?
-Not at all.
Was it even necessary?
-yes, some games just need to show how things really are.
are these graphic depictions of violence just an element of the war experience that we should expect in a game like this?
It is a serious depiction of war. War isn't pretty, it's violent, and filled with atrocities. To shy away from this and try to still present a serious war game or movie is shying away from the truth of reality. I think Treyarch did a great job with the game, and the violence makes perfect sense.
It's a war what did you expect,Bunny rabbits running in a field?
Wrong demographic. Asking a gamer if they think something is violent is like asking a Billionaire if 10,000 is a lot of money. We are so used to this bloodshed that it never crossed my mind that this game is "too violent"
Well the way I think of it, it is more realistic because in Modern Warfare 2 there wasnt gore just alot of blood but if you get shot multiple times in say, the arm? then it just might get blow off so it isnt too violent its realistic.
Nope, it never bothered me.
soooooo...... when COD has gore its pushing the line and yet a little game i lie to call God of War 3 seemed to have a lot more gore and it received a ten hmmmm makes one wonder doesnt it