Treyarch Not Holding Back With Black Ops Brutality

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If you thought “No Russian” in Modern Warfare 2 was shocking, then you may be pulling the Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone) face once you experience Call of Duty: Black Ops. The community manager for Treyarch Josh Olin recently told GamerZines that they would not duck out of showing the “Brutality of war” in Call of Duty: Black Ops. Just from witnessing certain scenes for myself at E3 I can tell that the game is definitely going to be very graphic, but here is what Josh had to say about the game himself.

“It’s tough to say. It is a mature themed game for mature audiences and we’re not shying away from the brutality or grittiness of war,” said Olin.

“Capturing that level of authenticity and realism is important in trying to immerse the players.

Olin added: “Anything we do will be to propel the story or illicit an emotional response from the player, to make them feel angry or righteous or sad.

“Those are all elements that help immerse the player that much more deeply into the world.

“Nothing that we’ll do will be gratuitous.”

I’m not sure any real gamer will have a problem with this, but I can already see a whole hoard of angry parents ready to criticize video games once the game is released in November. My only advice to them is to stop letting your 7 year old sons play Call of Duty; and besides I am sure they are mature enough to handle the violence if they are mature enough to curse out The Koalition staff on Xbox Live for no apparent reason. Call of Duty: Black Ops releases on November 10 on PS3, 360, PC and DS.

Thanks: VG247, GamerZines

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