|QUOTE (Killerdude8 @ Monday, Dec 10 2012, 06:09)|
Anti-child people's arguments are all invalid, This game is LOVED by MILLIONS, Gets ZERO heat from the media and has no "Anti-Happy Wheels" Groups. Infact, Go take a quick look on the Internet, You will see practically Zero negative feedback on this game, EVEN THOUGH IT DEPICTS THE MURDER OF CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You seem to base that on the premise that the level of realism in the depiction of something emotionally charged won't affect the impact it has on the viewer.
Let's say you have to watch two movies.
One is a silent movie of a stick man and a stick dog on a completely white backdrop. The stickman produces a comically oversized club, whacks the dog on the head. A speech bubble saying 'BLARG!' appears above the dog who's now lying on it's back with it's legs straight in the air. The end.
The other movie is photo realistic. We're in a derelict basement somewhere, only a happy looking, shaggy mutt is in the picture. It's sniffing the floor looking around, then suddenly focuses it attention on a man that enters the picture. He has a length of rebar in his hand. As the dog approaches him, he raise his arm, then swing down hard on the dog's head. Jerking to the right, the dog catches the rebar on the left side of the face, it tears open the flesh on it's snout, rends the eye, knocks out teeth. The dog yelps, scamper into a corner. The man strikes again, this time hitting the dog right on it's back, breaking its spine. The dog tries to drag it self away, but it can't. So he proceeds to beat the dog to death, smashing the cranium, legs, rib cage. The dog is yelping loudly at first, then it weakens, but still you can hear its laboured breathing, the gurgling through blood and ripped flesh and crushed teeth, until it finally dies. That takes fourteen minutes.
Which of the two would you would you rather watch?
It's an extreme example, but my point is that Happy Wheels' basic premise is completely OTT, and both it, the art style and the general experience is to say the least wildly unrealistic. The GTA series has strived to become more and more realistic (in relative terms) in both gameplay and look. It's vastly more lifelike. For that reason, I quite simply don't think that Happy Wheels voids anything when it comes to the subject of children in V.