Finnish editor of Pelit game magazine wrote in her column that “WoW is not really a violent game”.
Which sort of made me wonder what is she talking about? (The article was fine, but this point about thoughts that suggest most games aren’t violent – like WoW – makes me wonder how our brains are wired)
Let’s take an example. In World of Warcraft you can use big swords. And get experience for killing anything that moves. To me… the missing link sort of calls for “violence” (or am I missing something?).
Are we gamers so accustomed to violence that “cartoony violence” or “hitting others with blunt objects to help us improve ourselves and get more money and stuff and whatnot” is “not really violence”?
Maybe in comparison to Hitman it’s not so violent but compared to Tetris WoW is pretty violent.
I rest my heavy case.