The lights are on
The Australian Government Classification Board has refused rating on EA's Syndicate title, effectively banning it from sale in the country.
In a report, the Board said:
The game contains violence that is high in impact and is therefore unsuitable for persons aged 18 years to play. Combatants take locational damage and can be explicitly dismembered, decapitated, or bisected by the force of the gunfire. The depictions are accompanied by copious bloodspray and injuries are shown realistically and with detail. Flesh and bone are often exposed while arterial sprays of blood continue to spirt [sic] from wounds at regular intervals.
Currently, Australia has no rating for games beyond the MA15+ designation – effectively banning some mature games from sale. An 18+ rating has been proposed, but not yet passed.
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That's a *** shame.
I know the article is about Australia banning the game, and it definitely sucks for Australian gamers, but this game sounds kick ass. Have I been under a rock or something? Syndicate FTW!
How unfortunate =/.
This is why we will never see gamers in politics as it would be a bigger headache than dealing with SIX YEAR OLDS PLAYING MW3 AND YELLING OUT THE MOST RACIST AND HATEFUL WORDS YOU'LL EVER HEAR! Really...if you can't allow ADULTS to play a game then who the hell votes for you...oh...wait...this is Australia....they don't that kind of thing.
More like Syndiquill-me-in-as-banned, right guys? 8D
All I can say is... lol. just lol
This game sounds awesome!