Well, both of those things are “old”. 80s slasher movies and the original Mortal Kombat. They were probably as shocking and uncomfortable back when they came out as Saw and MK11 seem to you now. I have never watched Saw fully but what I know about it I don’t like either. Would I have liked it if it came out when I was 15? Probably! I think young people have a higher tolerance for this stuff or are maybe less discerning, don’t get the tone as much. Right now each generation seems to get more callous when it comes to violence in media. My parents didn’t see much blood and gore growing up. My generation had rotten dot com and violent videogames. The new generation grows up with footage of terrorists suicide bombers and decapitations. And yeah, videogames and movies are reflecting that reality and becoming more violent as well. I don’t really see it as bad… It’s kinda weird but I don’t think it’s a bad influence on most people. I mean my grandparents lived in a world of tame media and they still saw more violence than any of us can imagine because they saw the second world war with their own eyes.
So, what I’m trying to say is probably that I don’t see videogame violence as a threat to society or anything like that and while I get that it’s going to be too much and uncomfortable for a lot of people I think it’s still possible to avoid looking at it.
I like the horror/slasher/whatever aspects of mk11 but to be honest they could get rid of all that and I’d still play the game because the gameplay is so tight and fun. So, it’s not necessary for me but I appreciate it.
@Victor I just wanna say that you come off as mean spirited and quite honestly you make me feel more uncomfortable than any MK game ever has. I don’t know why you want to spoil someone else’s fun with a stupid videogame or talk them out of playing it… I guess you’ve got reasons?