Resistance 2 Going After Religion

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Manchester CathedralNow this is going to be interesting.

After the furore that Resistance: Fall of Man caused by fighting in Manchester Cathedral you would be forgiven to think that they would avoid any possible religious icons in the next iteration of the game.

However you would be completely wrong.

When CEO of Insomniac games, Ted Price, was asked whether they were going to avoid religion in the sequel he suprisingly answered with

We’ve actually made it a big focus to include more churches and now synagogues and mosques in Resistance 2.

Is this a smart move? Well not for their legal team but it sure will get them the publicity they want. I say good on them and hopefully the people who run the religious buildings in question will not be ridiculous about this but don’t count on it.

[Updated] Banana Hammock has pointed out that the original article states that Ted was jokingly when he stated that. My bad… I only check Kotaku’s site

PS3: Resistance 2 Going After Religion

Last Updated: February 13, 2008

Gavin Mannion

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  • JimBob

    I suspect he is joking.

    Seriously, Christian churches is one thing, but offending mad mullahs on the nutty side of Islam who prefer bombing people to writing letters to the newspapers is quite another, so I do hope he is joking. Or has really great security.

  • ocelot

    JimBob thats a really stupid comment. Howcome no people were bombed when Assassins Creed was released?

  • JimBob

    Because Assassins Creed is politically correct to a fault?

    Considering that a plot to bomb that Danish cartoonist was uncovered just recently uncovered ( http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/12/wdane112.xml ) and the fate of Theo Van Gogh, it’s clear that there are Islamic extremists in the world who use violence for retribution when they’re offended. And I made it very clear, that I was speaking about extemists and not run of the mill Moslems.

  • moegoe

    Look at it in this respect. A mosque, synagogue, church, temple, etc is a holy place for prayer…
    Prayer can be done at home, on a river, at work, in bed – anywhere!!!

    When one depicts the beliefs, leaders or “idols” of religions, then it’s a problem.
    The Danish issues with the cartoon makes loads of sence, because a couple of decades ago a group of leaders and followers from different religious groups protested a movie of the prophet Jesus Christ where he was portraid by an actor. One cannot put face or physical value to a being we all regard so highly and should fear. right?
    So, stepping on the toes of peoples beliefs, followers and prophets is inhumain. Having a drawing, picture or illustratin of something materialistic and beautiful as some religious place of worship, can’t cause that much of a fuss.

    Assasins Creed had one of most religious mosques in Islam and nobody had a problem with it at all. We even jumped ontop of churches and nothing… What the problem is?

  • Banana hammock

    Guys, i read the artice Lazy is referring to. It BLATANTLY states that he was joking.

    This article is completely out of context.

  • LazySAGamer

    Well spotted, In my rush this morning I never checked the link from Kotaku as they are normally very trustful. Serves me right

  • JimBob

    “The Danish issues with the cartoon makes loads of sence, because a couple of decades ago a group of leaders and followers from different religious groups protested a movie of the prophet Jesus Christ where he was portraid by an actor.”

    It makes sense to bomb someone for ridiculing a religious figure? No one disputes the right to peaceful protest, but killing people (or trying to) is a little extreme, don’t you think?

  • Abe

    What ever happened to freedom of speech?

  • doobiwan

    Nah, I enjoy the flamebait 😉 It makes for interesting discussion.

    Personally I don’t think using religious landmarks in a game is offensive, to the contrary I think it can be used as a magnificent way of showing off some of these most marvellous buildings, provided the game is respectful. AC didn’t offend because you never did anything negative to the buildings except admire them. I can’t speak to Resistance unfortunately.

  • moegoe

    “It makes sense to bomb someone for ridiculing a religious figure? No one disputes the right to peaceful protest, but killing people (or trying to) is a little extreme, don’t you think?”
    Extemety in this sense is something one cannot even try to comprehend. It is purely and utterly disturbing!!!

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