posted on Nov, 16 2010 @ 05:40 PM
reply to post by Mary Rose
My son has this game and I've watched him playing it... too much actually.
The "torture" (and it's not really torture, maybe torture light
because the guy does scream a couple of times) I've seen is in the cut scenes (the "cinematic" parts that lead up to the campaigns) and the "torture"
that's being done is being done to the main character (the black ops guy that the player plays) and are designed to bring back the main character's
memories of different campaigns.
Most kids (my son included) would skip the cinematic parts of the game anyway - just to get to the battles - but when I'm watching, I always want to
know the plot. Actually, I'm surprised at how much history is taught in this game, for the ones who actually watch the cinematic parts. When I'm
watching, we talk about what's going on in it and how accurate it is. The parts of the game I've seen are all in the 50s & 60s so far - cuban missle
Don't get me wrong, it IS a very violent game however - just your concerns about the torture aren't really warranted as most kids wouldn't even watch
the parts that it's in and it's not all that graphic anyway. More just to set the stage.
It's not something that outrages me, as a hopefully dutiful parent who has no interest in raising a terrorist or torturer.
edit on 16/11/2010
by Iamonlyhuman because: (no reason given)