posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 11:47 AM
One issue that has spurred lots of controversy about Grand Theft Auto V is a torture scene featured in the game. I've noticed throughout the GTA
series that Rockstar has tried to expose the wrongdoings of the U.S. government or corporations. One of my favorites is the Cluckin Bell commercials
on the radio that play in San Andreas, where honest Cluckin Bell workers tell how the food is made and where it comes from.
I feel the torture scene in GTAV sticks out the most out of moment Rockstar has created that fight against the misconduct of the elite. This moment
is sensible; it isn't listening to a commercial on the radio. You feel the victim being tortured. And, it makes players realize this is what the
U.S. government does. You are playing as a sadistic psychopath when you are torturing the victim; does that not tell you that the U.S. government
isn't much different?
Banning this is like banning a controversial book. The torture scene in the game is necessary for Rockstar to get their point across to the players.
I don't even think you can skip it, which is a very bold step for Rockstar. They are really trying to wake up the players with this release, I
believe. However, I feel that most people playing are apathetic anyways and could care less about what the government is doing because they are
unwilling to stand up for what they believe. Overall, I must thank Rockstar for placing this torture scene in the game, even though most people will
not fight against the evils of the government either way. :|
If you want to see the gameplay, look it up on YouTube because it is 18+ content, I'm pretty sure.