A piece appearing on the website of The Heights, Boston College’s student newspaper, says it’s “too soon” for Electronic Arts to base a game in Afghanistan and calls the setting of Medal of Honor “disrespectful.”
The article’s author pulls no punches, labeling game developers “desperate and unoriginal” and “moving in all the wrong directions to please their audiences.”
The ability to play as the Taliban in MOH’s multiplayer component, a component since renamed, was termed, “neither educational nor acceptable and goes against every ounce of American patriotism pumping through the veins of our country's citizens.”
The columnist continues:
Young Americans should not learn what it's like to kill American soldiers. While it is beneficial for them to learn more about the Afghani culture, a video game is certainly not the right setting for that type of education. After all, video games are made for the pure entertainment of their audiences, not as informative documentaries.
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