It’s becoming an age old complaint of mature open minded individuals out there, why is it okay that games can have ever increasing levels of violence and gore but still to this day anything of a sexual nature is deemed as completely inappropriate?
Now I’m not having a go at Splatterhouse directly here as this is something that is endemic in the industry but in a recent interview with Joystiq the producer of Splatterhouse, Don Tovar, stated
â€œThere are definitely some of the splatter kills that we had that we didn’t think were brutal enough. You want that impactâ€
So fair enough the idea of the game is to be gory, controversial and just plain violent. However when asked what they won’t do in the game Dan was quick to state
â€œWe try to stay away from any kind of sexually-themed stuffâ€
I just find it bizarre that while they are pushing the limit as far as it can possibly go when it comes to blood, guts and violence they are avoiding anything sexually themed at all.
They didn’t say it but I will bet the main reason behind this is that as soon as they include a sexual theme the ESRB will try rate it with an Adults Only rating which means no mass market retails will then stock it and they will lose everythingâ€¦
You can check out the entire interview over at Joystiq
Last Updated: August 2, 2010