|QUOTE (Raavi @ Saturday, May 4 2013, 14:01)|
That's the problem with video games, although a lot games are rated M. They are far from being even remotely mature. I think that stems from times when the average gamer was 12-16 and was entertained by even the most immature games. But the demographic has evolved a lot throughout the years, now the average age is for gamers is 30 and they aren't necessarily predominately male anymore. Unfortunately it seems like developers are oblivious to this as they keep developing games that have a very immature overtone. I do however start to notice more mature subjects being incorporated, latest example of this being: Bioshock Infinite. Let's hope more developers follow and expand on this example.
The reason I still love GTA is because it's not as immature as it may seem on the first glance. As a kid I loved the freedom it provided and I didn't give a crap about anything else, but as I grow older I appreciate it a lot more and for different reasons. Underneath all the immature fun you can have is a clever satire. A critique of western culture. Mostly done through radio commercials and billboards so it doesn't constantly hit you in the face with how deep it is and it doesn't ruin your killing spree. But it's there for those who care about that kind of stuff.