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    Re: Modern Warfare 2 Opens with Terror

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Counter strike is as emotional as Pacman. (Not Mrs. Pacman)
    lol. But you couldn't cheat at Pacman like people did with Counter Strike.

    Still, a game where you can walk up to hostages and blow them away with various weapons in correction, 1999 kind of suggests that people getting hissy about this are way late to the game.
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    Re: Modern Warfare 2 Opens with Terror

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    lol. But you couldn't cheat at Pacman like people did with Counter Strike.

    Still, a game where you can walk up to hostages and blow them away with various weapons in correction, 1999 kind of suggests that people getting hissy about this are way late to the game.
    Yes, just like you can friendly fire soldiers in nearly every fps multiplayer game.

    The point is that in MW2 they took it to an entire different level with the actual game scene being all about killing those civilians in a terror strike that has never looked more similar to reality.

    I'll still play the game though, and probably not skip that scene, but I feel that it'd be mentally hard to go through it like that.
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    Re: Modern Warfare 2 Opens with Terror

    The concept is not new. The issue is definitely about degrees. We can assassinate a lot of people in these games, but just like that one game whose name I can no longer remember, we could relive the assassination of JFK and it really hit a nerve. Now, a friend of mine had a lot more fun seeing what would happen if you got rid of the drivers instead, but the feelings intensified once we knew who we were shooting at and how it was portrayed.

    This is really a risky move on their part, and it was risky showing the White House under attack in advertisements. We just aren't quite used to the same things being shown in games as we are seeing it in film. It comes off differently.
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    Re: Modern Warfare 2 Opens with Terror

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Counter strike is as emotional as Pacman. (Not Mrs. Pacman)
    You're only saying that because you're a nub-cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    You're only saying that because you're a nub-cake.
    That's what she said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    You're only saying that because you're a nub-cake.
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    Re: Modern Warfare 2 Opens with Terror

    Personally I don't see this as any worse than in World at War. In one of the last levels, you had the option to kill German POWs. The scene wasn't as sustained as the violence in this level, but war crimes aren't new to the COD series. The game isn't advocating terrorism, video games are full of you playing the bad guy.

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    Re: Modern Warfare 2 Opens with Terror

    What you guys are missing is that the scene is supposed to be emotionally hard. It's supposed to set you up for the rest of the game, to give you a taste of why your character is doing what he is doing.

    Also, I'm not getting the game because of the whole Dedicated Server issue, but that is a different debate for a different forum.

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    Re: Modern Warfare 2 Opens with Terror

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    What you guys are missing is that the scene is supposed to be emotionally hard. It's supposed to set you up for the rest of the game, to give you a taste of why your character is doing what he is doing.
    Actually, I find myself having a high appreciation for game developers who make games like that. It's not too common in FPS games, but in action/adventure RPGs is much more prevalent. It definitely separates kids games from adult games. As a casual gamer, I like this very much.
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    Re: Modern Warfare 2 Opens with Terror

    Maybe someone will come up with an interactive "Holocaust" game. It could start out, actually bulding your own death camp, then round up the Jews, kill them. Hell, there could be a , "Nuremberg", version to go along with it, where all the Nazis can be found innocent and go free. Hell, Hitler could even survive the war in that game. it could coincide with an interactive 9/11 game, where you get to pilot one of the aircraft into your building of choice: Sear Tower, Prudential Building, any given state capital, etc.

    Is everyone else as psyched as I am about crap like this?
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