Monday 19 April, 2010
My problems with this game also go beyond violence, and gang related activity. It is also extremely racist, and degrading towards women. The main character is a black male, who sags his pants, breaks the law, and does other extremely stereotypical things. There was even a mission where you had to go get a gang member some chicken. Women are also treated horribly in this game. Most are walking around with almost nothing on, and most of them are hookers waiting to be paid for sex. Not only can you have sex with them but after you can even kill them and take your money back. I think this is absolutely awful, and do not understand why this would be depicted for young children to see. While I found 90 % of the game negative, there were a one or two missions that at least attempted to portray a good message. In one mission you have to “clean up the hood”. This meant that I had to go around finding drug dealers, and killing them. While this is still extremely violent, at least kids can understand that drug dealers are in fact bad, however that does not mean we should be allowed to brutally murder them. All in all, I thought this game was extremely violent, racist, and overall not suit for children. It does not promote any positive morals, and the entire game is immoral. While I may have enjoyed it when I was younger, I do not see myself playing this game again in the near future.