Excess Blood, Dismemberment Caused NecroVisioN Banning

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Earlier, we reported that PC first-person shooter NecroVisioN has been refused classification in Australia. Now, according to Gamespot, we know why: extreme violence.

Gamespot has obtained the Classification Board's report which cites excessive blood, dismemberment and decapitation as reasons behind the banning. The Board told Gamespot:

"When the player shoots an enemy combatant, a large volume of blood spray results and the enemy may be dismembered or decapitated. Injury detail is high with pieces of flesh seen flying from bodies when shot or a high level of wound detail visible on bodies. Post mortem damage occurs when bodies are shot resulting in blood spray, dismemberment and decapitation."

NecroVisioN currently carries a Metacritic score of 59/100.

UPDATE: Necrovision banned in Australia [Gamespot]


Comments

    "Post mortem damage occurs when bodies are shot resulting in blood spray, dismemberment and decapitation."

    So...NOTHING like Fallout 3, then?

    @DONAR

    No you see in Fallout 3 they were mainly humans, where as in this game they're undead (I think), so that makes it less realistic than Fallout 3, which means... oh wait... IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN PASSED!

    @Donar
    The problem Donar is that your using common sense! And also using there past decisions to help maintain a common set of rules of classification, wich we dont do.

    If i wanted this game i would be upset but i dont want it, and its to way easy to import games that i do want.So let them ban games and when Michael Atkinson dies Which i hope is soon (just saying) we can have a fair and equal system of media classification. :)

    Resubmit it to the classification board next week and they'll probably give it a PG.

    Had anyone actually heard of this game before now? I hadn't :P I think the 59% average on Metacritic is why. We should be thanking the classification board on this one for sparing us this game by the sounds of it :P

    Hey, why not look on the bright side - the Classification Board is doing Australians a favour! They're protecting us from mediocre crap!

    Why does the Classification Board think that they are the almighty upholders of justice and righteousness? I know the game doesn't look overly mature or even good for that matter but, what happens when their short-sightedness adversely impacts a game that isn't about making 12-year-olds feel big in front of their friends.

    Just put it in Black and White (and Red). They did it for Madworld and got away with bloody murder. Dismemberment (hitting people's heads at targets off their body with golf clubs), excessive blood (when most of the screen is red) and decapitation (when you are on low health occasionally, you only have 1 arm)

    Just as Kevin Rudd is publicly condemning Fiji for censorship of the media, he is forcing the introduction of mandatory ISP filters and one of his departments is banning video games.

    What an absolute joke this country is.

    @Trent, cs

    True. Gods forbid we allow common sense to be applied. There's clearly a set of poorly defined procedures to be followed. Uh. Poorly.

    @chann
    ...yet they keep letting the Wii shovelware though.

    @MikeZombie777
    Australia's like a huge ship. Perfectly seaworthy, there's just a few asshats at the helm at the moment.

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