Hatred’s release date trailer’s cop killing makes me uneasy

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I have been defending Hatred. It looked like a dark, adult take on the classic twin stick shooter and I really liked the new approach. It made sense when the developers explained it, and it seemed like the guys behind the game were really intelligent and funny when they answered our questions. Now they’ve released a new trailer and it’s all about becoming a cop killer – it doesn’t quite sit right with me.

Yes, I know, the whole game was about senseless murder and genocide. The whole game could make people feel a bit uneasy, which I think was sort of the point. However, this Human Shields trailer that’s all about killing cops and SWAT teams finally gives me that sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. Here it is:

The game is coming June 1st and I’m really curious how well it does. There was so much controversy around it – from initial announcement to its Adult-Only rating, it certainly has already been judged to be something quite hectic. Still, I’m keen to play it. Maybe this trailer makes me a bit uncomfortable, but I’m not afraid of art pushing the boundaries and making me question how I typically see things. In the end, I’m curious to see if it’s all hype, or if the game is actually a tight, dark, dual-stick shooter. Destructive Creations has done some excellent PR with these trailers to get people offended and talking about the game, but on 1 June 2015 we can see if they actually deliver a quality game.

Last Updated: April 29, 2015

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