Re: Should Yooka-Laylee have the controversial icon or no?
Posted: June 19th, 2019, 5:19 am
Sonicx9 wrote:Matchstick wrote:Hate to break it to you, bud, but most of us here on the Internet just don't matter. Sure, there's plenty of talking heads on YouTube who pump out videos telling you what to think, or what to get upset or excited about, but just because they have millions of followers doesn't make their opinions any more or less important than your own. Don't let anyone else tell you what to think - think for yourself.
Me, I've barely even heard of Yooka-Laylee. Sure, I knew it was a kickstarter game, and that it involved some people that worked on Banjo-Kazooie, but outside of that I've heard nothing about it, good or bad. It didn't look like a game that I wanted to play, so I let it pass me on by. This "controversy" that you bring up just doesn't seem like that big of a deal compared to some other legitimate video game controversies over the years.
Parents horrified by the level of violence in Mortal Kombat, and how easy it was for kids of the day to be exposed to it? Doom being blamed for school shootings? Manhunt, in its earliest stages, letting you mutilate and torture other human beings in sadistic ways? Postal letting you set people on fire and even pee on them? Those are the kind of "lightning rod" games that get people talking, the kind of noise that's impossible to avoid.
A few people on the Internet wrote some articles and posted some videos about some issues with a voice actor? Big deal. Congressional hearings on the levels of violence in some games from the 90's, leading to the creation of a ratings bureau? Now *that's* some actual news! Yooka-Laylee may be controversial in its own way, but it can't hold a candle to the hubbub about Mortal Kombat or Doom back in the day. That's the kind of controversy that's transcendent, the kind that you can't avoid whether you play video games or not.
But hey, that's just my worthless Internet opinion, man
It because it something the critic is not aware of and the icon is perfect for that game.
There isn't anything controversial in the game though I believe (haven't played it). I think the game should be judged by itself separate to what happened when being produced. They hired a YouTube personality to do voice over work then removed him from the game after he made some politically incorrect comments on social media.