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Thursday, April 24, 2008

BBC rates MGS4 says game has "Implied Child Rape"

Hey those crazy Brits at BBC has rated MGS4 for the Sony PS3. Before you contuine to read this may contain spoilers.**If you want to call it that!

METAL GEAR SOLID 4 is a third person tactical/stealth game. The player takes on the role of an aging soldier, Snake who can be armed with knives, guns and grenades. The game has been classified '15' for strong violence.

During battles enemy soldiers die with small puffs of blood. The weaponry includes petrol bombs, however there is no detailed portrayal of injuries. During cut scenes slightly more detailed violence is portrayed, such as enemy creatures spearing friendly soldiers and one protracted fist fight.

The violence is generally undetailed. At 15 BBFC Guidelines state that 'Violence may be strong but may not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury'. It is possible for the player to progress stealthily through the game, avoiding violent confrontations where possible.

The game also features one use of strong language and references to suicide and an implied child rape.

The last line is a little chilling "implied child rape" would this mean that MGS4 may get a M rating? How would critic perceive such depictions or is BBC just being a little too hard?. We will have to wait till June 12th 2008 Friday morning before we know.


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