I know a lot of controversy has been stirred up lately by the new Hitman: Absolution trailer in which Agent 47 kills a bunch of sexy nuns. So much controversy has been flying around that Tore Blystad, the game’s director has apologized.
“We’re sorry that we offended people” Blystad told journalists gathered at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. “That was truly not the intention of the trailer.”
Initially, when the controversy began boiling, I was a little confused. I wrote the entire thing off thinking that these people know nothing about games or movies, but as the voices grew louder, I began to try and understand where they were coming from. I regret to inform you that I don’t get it. It’s a violent game with over-the-top sexy baddies that Agent 47 kills in spectacular fashion. There has been some hype about the angles in which we see the brutality and about the overall level of violence towards women in the video, but I still don’t get it. Yes, it’s a violent game. It’s over-the-top, but I think that was what they were going for. I don’t think the game condones violence towards women, but maybe it does, considering the game hasn’t been released yet.
I think you should definitely watch the trailer and be aware of it. I like how everyone is discussing it and taking a real look at its content, but I think people need to calm down a little. Maybe they should watch a Quentin Tarantino or Robert Rodriguez film and then put the trailer back into perspective.