Originally Posted by Blk
Children die in movies: no one cares.
Children die in games: OMG WORST THING EVER! BAN IT! YOU MONSTERS!
The whole movie/book argument is null in this case. Movie trailers and book jackets always refer to plots and give back story to the events. What was released today had absolutely none of that. It was showcasing a girl being brutally murdered in public. Activision/Sledgehammer could have easily inserted a quick cutscene before/after the explosion explaining the murder. Instead, they chose to build shock value in the most abhorrent way possible.
This is blatant emotional manipulation of real life tragedies in order to build profit. That's it. Had there been some semblance to a plot or even a reason for the event, then I'd see no issue with it. They aren't making some sort of benevolent statement as to how real war is, COD isn't that sort of game anymore. Perhaps back in the early 2000's, sure. But not the blockbuster movie style plots they've adapted today.