I like realistic gore in my games. I love Manhunt because of how brutal you can be in it. Mortal Kombat would have never had that initial success if it wasn't for the gore. It doesn't have to be a requirement in my games though.
yes and there needs to be more gory games. i think it's stupid to have something like cod with no bullet wounds, blood, body parts, etc.
Word, and it looks like the new Killzone won't have any bullet entry/exit wounds as well. Still early though. I was hoping we'd get the next gen of violence with the next gen consoles. Max Payne 3 did it amazingly well, I wish more would follow suit. CoD is barely a Mature rated game. The amount of blood could be compared to Uncharted. With notable exclusions World at War and Black Ops 1 which both featured dismemberment in single player.
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