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 started this blog in 2013 and consider this series to be now in Season 2. Fuck yeah! After getting frontpage-famous I'll continue to take stuff from my colleagues at Schnittberichte and recycle that stuff for your enjoyment.
This episode is about: South Park - The Stick Of Truth
okay. We all knew SPTOT wouldn't make it uncensored to these shores. It made the news with infamous anal probe and abortion sequences. But before we get to the juicy details, let's get to the foreplay. Early the screens for the censored EU and australian versions made their rounds in the internet. Even Destructoid posted them
. For those who haven't seen them yet, here is the EU screen:
This is back to the beginning of the 90s. This is Indiana Jones & The Fate Of Atlantis
level of censoring. And while it's great that they didn't censor anything beyond that we shouldn't forget that the Nazi zombies make up almost all of the enemies. They even put black bars over a cow's outstretched leg! So for most of the game we get to see black bars on the screen.
Now I'm really curious for the console version. That one got rated 16+ in Germany, so it's pretty sure to say that it's censored in aspects of violence. How far those censorships will go? Only time will tell.
LOOK WHO CAME: