Alice Writer: Madness Returns Is A Game For Adults
Although it isn't as popular as a more mainstream title like GTA or CoD, the game could still prove controversial amongst anti-game, anti-violence activists.
Alice: Madness Returns is a dark, twisted take on the classic tale for kids and that sort of interpretation can always lead to backlash. So we asked creator and writer RJ Berg what he would say to parents who believe this overhaul of a beloved childhood classic is borderline sacrilegious. He replied as follows:
"The game's M-rating clearly communicates that this is not an entertainment for children. EA and Spicy Horse have been very direct on this subject. This is a game for adults. One of the many reasons Alice's popularity has endured is that the original story was never intended to be solely for children."
It's about time we got a common-sense answer to this; parents and politicians have yet to figure this out: this isn't 1985. Games aren't just for children. Asking if parents will get mad about the Alice sequel is like asking if they'd get mad at a new Saw. ...what difference does it make? Your kids aren't supposed to be anywhere near it, anyway.
Related Game(s): Alice: Madness Returns
5/30/2011 8:48:55 AM Ben Dutka