On your place i would worry about game being bad,and not about lack of swastika in game.
... I take the lives of a few to protect the lives of many. I commit acts of war to preserve the greater peace. I take no joy in killing, but make no mistake; I'll do what needs to be done. Because it's my job. It's my duty. My name is Sam Fisher, and I am a Splinter Cell.
Apart from that, I don't care so much about swastikas or not in my game, I just wish there was a German demo :/
perfectly legitimate games have been quashed entirely beneath the heel of Anglo cultural sensibilities. But no, those fucking Germans how dare they influence the development process.
Last edited by Rii; 05-05-2012 at 04:04 PM.
Wow. I played through the whole game and I didn't even notice the lack. I guess it's an issue of effort vs. reward for them. If I'm any indication, apparently having two versions may not really be worth it, because I didn't even notice. It's not exactly a historical military simulation, so how much would swastikas really add?
I'm sure there's a good discussion to be had around the banning of certain images, but I'm going to bow out so I can go blast some more nutsacks off.
P.S. - everyone do yourselves a favour: turn off your computer right now and go read Maus. Trust me.
Plenty of strategy games have swapped out swastikas for iron crosses/Balkenkreuz over the years and there's never been much of a fuss. For the die hard realists there have been mods to put them back in.
Hell, just about every nation would love to conveniently forget horrible aspects of their pasts and often do - I don't hear Americans commonly talk about a peculiar institution, nor do I hear Brits going on about the side effects of applying Adam Smith's principles to India.
The banning of nazi symbology is in place to be able to easier punish neonazis and to prevent them from spreading their ideology unchecked. Whether that makes sense or not is debatable, but personally I don't believe this infringes on my freedom of speech, and it certainly doesn't make anyone in Germany forget. After all, we are confronted with history every 100 metres.
Then again, it's Germany's country, I don't live there so I can't accurately comment on feelings regarding the Nazi Swastika. It's their right to ban it should the people so choose. Still the fact that it isn't allowed in one country shouldn't suddenly transplant to others... though in this case it's obviously just devs being lazy.
I agree with that, but as you said, can't help the devs being lazy.Still the fact that it isn't allowed in one country shouldn't suddenly transplant to others... though in this case it's obviously just devs being lazy.
Edit: I don't believe the use of a swastika results in a prison sentence, so it's not a crime per se; iirc you are just fined and the banned items are confiscated.