Yes, but only when appropriate and not done as a gimmick for shock factor. Not only that, but it shouldn't be done in excess either. A few curses here or there when the situation would call for it is perfectly fine. --- Math problems are the ultimate trick question. No matter how straight forward and simple they seem, the answer is never what you think it is.
I didn't vote because I don't care. A swear is a word to me, not really much more. You should ask if people want to see the word 'tango' or 'grapefruit' in the game; same thing to me. --- "Life is like a box of chocolates. Diabetics can't enjoy either."
Nothing wrong with swearing, but in some games it's a bit too much. Take gta 4 for example. Sure, these guys are criminals, i get that. But saying f*ck at least five times a mission is just unneccessary.
Edit: also, gta 3 and vice city got the job done with little swearing. The story (although III doesn't have much of a story) is just as enjoyable as SA and IV. Although it could be that censoring laws back then were more strict, dunno about that.
I think people who create products for mass consumption should make an effort to keep their work clean. As a society, we should be a little more mindful of what we allow in our living rooms. We should also promote entertainment that inspires us rather than disturb or shock us.
I'm not saying I want to ban GTA type games and only allow Bible games, but I also keep in mind that a lot of kids and impressionable adults are playing these games.
As far as authenticity, guys, for goodness' sake... These games are not realistic by any stretch of the imagination, I don't think keeping the language clean would hurt anything. I wouldn't mind playing a gangster game with no cursing whatsoever, because these games do not represent reality. They're just borrowing the "gangster" theme to dress up our entertainment, it isn't a documentary on the underworld.
I'm not saying I mind a bit of cursing, I'm just saying we shouldn't be actively promoting it.
I don't mind, but like a lot of people are saying if it fits in and it used as a natural reaction only. I remember when dead space 2 came out and Issac actually talked he cussed a lot and people were not happy with the amount of swear words he would say, if I was in a similar situation as he I would be saying much worse more often. Now if a sonic game was to come out and sonic would swear how would that seem? --- Living the dream! PSN:dano1126
They're just words. There is no such thing as a bad word. If they fit the tone of a situation or the personality of a character, they should be allowed. Heck, slurs should be included if you want to really paint a certain character as a terrible person.
There is too much censorship in this day and age. Nudity or gore is one thing, but words? Come on. It's not like a kid Tv show would become filled with swear words if we became a little looser on the world filters in all media. --- http://fp.profiles.us.playstation.com/playstation/psn/pid/NIR_Hockey.png http://www.last.fm/user/hockeybub89/ Bears Beets Battlestar Galactica
Yes, but only when appropriate and not done as a gimmick for shock factor. Not only that, but it shouldn't be done in excess either. A few curses here or there when the situation would call for it is perfectly fine.