Salida dear readers,
my name is Jim aka "OpiumHerz" and as some of you may already guess by that nickname: I am german. With the blog series "The worst thing about censorship is ███████ " I want to simply give you a little insight in videogame censorship, which is still pretty much alive and kicking here in Germany (but I won't restrict myself to Germany exclusively).I'll try to post entries at least all two weeks or so. Feel free to comment for suggestions, corrections or critique.
This episode is about: various games
So instead of doing one large blog about one game or franchise, I'll do a few games that would not give a long enough text for a whole blog otherwise.
The first thing I want to address is Terranigma
. This game was somewhat connected to Soul Blazer
and Illusion of Gaia
. If you don't know this game, well, no surprise here - this gem never got released in the USA. Basically your character resurrects the world as we know it, including plants, animals and humans. In the end you technically become god and that was something you couldn't have in the US of A. I don't think I have to explain this by large, but religion is still a very touchy topic there. So you couldn't release a game where you became a god. It's a real pity, because an english version existed of this. It was released in Europe and Australia. It was, all in all, a rather mature game and a great play at that. People already wished for it being released on the Wii virtual console, without any luck so far. Strangely enough, neither Soul Blazer
nor Illusion of Gaia
had problems with being released, although they both handle religious topics too.
Let that be enough for today. I'm sure I can do episodes like this more often, there is a huge amount of stuff like this. Until then, I say to all of you: salida!
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