@Laep said in Can we not cut out anymore story scenes and stop it with censorship in general.:
It's just common sense, if you think the scene isn't distasteful I implore you to walk down a busy street in your town and ask everyone you walk by "Do you think it's tasteful for a video game to depict a scene where adults are spying on children that are naked and groping each other in the shower?" Please record it too.
Just look at the international backlash against the new Netflix film Cuties, which also sexualizes children, the general populace doesn't approve of such things despite certain left-wing media groups constantly trying to push a pro-pedophilia agenda. If this was all "normal" there wouldn't be laws and previous cases against this type of stuff in many countries that are now included in the global release.
At the end of the day the localization team had to consider the cultural views and laws of all countries and all potential countries the game would release to, it's a no brainer that a scene like that would be cut.
@Flowen231 That's not a very good argument because it's not like we're playing with people who are under the minimum height, therefore nobody is at an inherent advantage and gameplay is unaffected. If you feel you're getting hit too much because your hitbox is a miniscule amount larger, then you have other issues and should learn to dodge properly.
I hate to break it to you. This is the eastern MMO video game audience we're talking about here not someone on some random street. Why would I go down a street and ask people who probably don't even play video games, watch anime or know very much about Japan and it's culture about what they think of a scene in a Japanese video game? Do you realize how stupid that sounds? Of course they are going to give a very 1 sided answer when worded that way. If they actually saw more content from Japan and knew about anime they would have a completely different answer. Even still you have no way of really knowing. Simply pointless.
Cuties has huge backlash because it actually sexualizes children. There's a huge fucking difference. The movie's message could have been made without sexualizing children and going through 600+ auditions of minors doing god knows what in front of adults. I cannot even comprehend how you would even bring that up when we're talking about a video game here.
You keep bringing up laws from other countries all of which say pretty much the same shit as the one in the US. There have been games brought to the US which have content either similar or worse than what is presented in this game and are absolutely fine and also are available in many of those countries you listed. This is why the law debate is debunked completely. If this wasn't the case some of these games would never make it. It's pretty clear none of this shit falls under sexualizing children or containing explicit sexual content.
This guy is trying to treat the scene as if it's something straight out of a child porno. Good grief.