This last Tuesday saw the release of one of the more anticipated games of the spring, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Normally I would get a copy of it and do a video review for you.
However, I am going to be skipping this game, and others with the same issue, all together.
You see, The Witcher 3 contains nudity.
The opening scene of the game involves a sex scene between the main character Geralt and his love interest Yennifer. The game’s senior designer Damien Monnier explained to the Guardian why they included this scene.
People might think we’re putting sex into the opening scene for no good reason. No, no, no. We are establishing that your character was intimate with this woman recently in order to plant in your mind that, at very least, he must enjoy her company…Through sex we have shown that this is a person who Geralt would be compelled to chase after if she went missing.
His argument is that they included the scene to help develop the relationship between these two characters, not just to have naked people in the game. My stance is this argument falls flat for a variety of reason but in the end, it is irrelevant.
Recently, I did a review video of Grand Theft Auto V. GTA V has nudity in it. And in that review, I stated, “if you bring GTA 5 into your home, you are bringing pornography in, allowing your gamer to literally play right next to it, and expecting them to have the strength of character to always avoid it.”
This is exactly why I will not be reviewing any more games that contain nudity. GTA V was the last. I cannot have it in my house, for my kids sake but also for my own. It is disappointing, but this is the way it has to be.
So, from now on, if you see an M rated game with the “Nudity” descriptor, you do not have to wonder what I would say. Avoid it. I am.