QUOTE (Dark-Sephiroth @ May 19 2010, 05:11 PM)
Have to agree with Leridan on this one.
Personally I think there's something a little wrong with people who can watch sick, twisted gore/rape filled games or movies and actually enjoy it, but that's just my opinion. Either way, filling a game with such content just for the sake of it is completely unnecessary and shows poor taste on the part of the developer.
But it's ok to blast hundreds of heads off in First Person Shooters? Rape isn't as bad as murder. I'd say a game that's fun because of it's gameplay(regardless of being violent or being explict) is ok. If you play a game about raping people because it's about raping people, is immoral in similar lines as it would be to play an FPS as a murder simulator.
Rape in a story, I'd find to be ok. Showing the rape, depends. Rape because 'rape is cool and can only legally be done in a video game', that's where it becomes twisted.
it's kinda like explicit art, which you have to keep in mind that RPG making is a form of art, not too many people mind a little nudity in an artful masterpiece. But something that's more porn than art will have more opposers. And rape, along with murder and a lot of other thing, is more immoral than porn, by most peoples standards.
so basically, "OMG get off at this, rape is hawt"(or "watch how much I can tear this guy apart and make him suffer before I kill him!") is bad. But not trying to hide it, though acknowledging it's badness is different. Still though, visual rape isn't something to be light about. Don't put in in anything unless you know what you're doing.
That's my perspective at least. There's enough with different thoughts though, and you need to keep in mind to appease all
of whoever would be playing your game.
This post has been edited by some_person: May 19 2010, 10:36 PM