This week saw the reveal of Serious Sam 4, an announcement which came with a colourful and shoot-tasic trailer that’s gotten fans really hyped for the upcoming launch. However, not everyone was thinking “hey, this looks great!” Apparently some people were instead thinking: “Hey, the harpy’s boobs aren’t on show anymore and this makes me AN A N G E R Y GAMER!”
“I was so hyped for this game until i saw this?” wrote CoolNatureBoy, complaining about the fact that the harpy’s chest is being censored for the first time.
The comments got so heated that a Croteam developer stepped in, offering an explanation for the covered-up “ganzoongas.”
“There are way better places to look at gazoongas than a video game,” they said. “It was a design choice that had nothing to do with showing or not showing boobs. I’m guessing the character artist felt this looks better. Even the concepts for the harpy didn’t have fully exposed boobs.
“I realize someone cares about stuff like this, but design changes are happening all the time. Look at the scorp, or the Khnum. It’s the way stuff works.
“At the end of the day, though, I hope this thread doesn’t end up being a place of unrest and fighting. I haven’t locked it because it’s fun reading up on different opinions and passionate answers. Let’s keep it clean so it can go on.
“Peace and love. Boobs or not!”
As the thread became more heated, CoolNatureBoy updated his original post, adding that he’ll still enjoy the game regardless of the tah-tahs on display. Which is great to hear, because no game ever won Game of the Year for the amount of breast on show, and it really, REALLY shouldn’t matter how much breast is or isn’t shown in a damn video game. Sigh.
Featured Image Credit: Croteam