So the Australian Ban-Hammer has fallen on Saints Row IV.
A game being refused classification means that it is literally too violent/sexual/etc. for an age rating, so by government standards it should not be seen by anyone. I wasn’t the slightest bit interested in Saints Row before now, but now I’m at least a little intrigued as to what made Australia whimper like a little girl.
On the plus side, refusing classification does not mean that it is banned permanently, it is similar to the Manhunt 2 debacle here in Britain a few years back. That game was refused classification until the developers changed the game enough to deem it worthy of sensitive human eyes
I don’t see what the big deal is.
I don’t necessarily agree with censoring gaming, as long as the player knows what they are getting in to before hand and it has the maximum age rating then people should be able to make up their own minds. Besides, what makes Australia so special?
Saints Row IV will release here in Europe on August 23rd, while it releases over in the states three days before on August 20th.
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