Originally Posted by Veteran Sergeant
I dunno really how far I'd go praising the literary level of the Black Library novels. They're competently written, but they're just pulp fiction. The best of them are "decent", and a few border on downright silly. In the end, no matter how "adult" you try to theme it, 40K is still a cartoon universe full of pop-culture tropes that try to kill one another.
The same could be said not just of the science fiction and fantasy genres, but of fictional literature,
Just because something starts off at a certain level (and I assure you, the critical and popular opinions of fantasy and science fiction did not equate the genres as a whole to Tolkien, Asimov, or Heinlein) doesn't mean that it can't evolve or get better.
So in other words you have no clue what games kids play today?
Let me enlighten you.
Yes, please do.
Saints row Has BDSM and being able to hit people with dildo's
COD Has levels where you massacre civilians. I can assure you few people skipped it.
Halo Entire game is based around the concept of genocide.
GTA Has a level dedicated to torturing an innocent man and shows everything.
... And you just proceeded to list a number of video games that, in the US at least, earned "Mature, 17+" ratings from the ESRB for, among other things, "Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language".
What does the ESRB have to say about these games?
"Games with this rating contain content which the board believes is suitable for those aged 17 or up;"
The ESRB ratings are, of course, not legally binding, but it says a lot that a majority of of American retailers self-regulate sales and are ostensibly supposed to restrict sales of Mature-rated games to minors,
Bottom line, you're simply citing things that minors are exposed to
- not what is designed
for them. They are, at best, inaccurate analogies.
If you can't see how your cod character is similar to wards ultramarines I really suggest you play a few cod games, it's in black and white.
In only the most generic sense possible. In the most simplistic, 'I am a good soldier that is fighting against bad guys, in a war where the lines between "good" and "bad" are blurred.' This is not a "black and white" case at all.