Originally Posted by Assirra
Seems people are missing the point about disliking hatred in the first place and making silly comparisons.
The fact is that Hatred revels in this whole genocide kill everyone stuff. A marketing stunt no doubt but it gave the game a very bad rep from the start. If they would actually introduced the game in a decent way and used the whole murdering stuff just as a background a lot less people will have trouble with it.
Some stores simply don't want to be associated with this kind of stuff.
Something like this?
Banned in over ten countries, realistic, non-stop-killing, action-strategy psychological thriller. No aliens, no mutants, no stupid quest for the dragon's balls. Just good antisocial, psychotic shoot-'em-up action, strategy and government intervention.
Blast, maim and fire-bomb your way through 17 levels (plus 4 new levels and 24 new characters in the expansion pack). Exploit mass murder opportunities, mow down marching bands, spray protesters, charbroil whole towns. Enter multiplayer mode Go Postal with up to 15 other death row candidates.
Surely that's a marketing stunt and revels in mass murder etc.
There's no ifs or buts about it, This is a publicity stunt from gog to get more attention related to galaxy. If they really had strong views against such things they would apply it to all games including there own.
With that said, we don't fully understand the content and what lengths Hatred actually goes to express what it sets out to do. Maybe it could turn out to be a game like "This war of mine" and really gets you thinking... Doubtful but you never know.