Originally Posted by Recall
Isn't this to take into consideration some German law? All their violent multiplayer games are neutered. Can't have blood must be flowers in TF2 for example, maybe it was easier to implement a wider censor than for just one country?
Censoring is still nonsense be it in games, movies or anything else.
The thing is that there's no check list for publishers, which makes it hard for them to implement or cut what's necessary. Sometimes things won't be a problem and other times they are, it's really bad. For example, the +10 pop-ups in Call of Duty 4 were no problem at all - for some reason they weren't in World at War. They were back in the games after that one. There's no way for anyone to know when something is okay and when it isn't. That's my main problem with the law.
The law is in place, which sucks, but every country censors everything if it doesn't comply with the law.
I wouldn't be surprised if this game did not get rejected at first (in Germany) but they just wanted to play it safe. Seems to me like this happens a lot.