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Post by darkjedi @ 06:43pm 20/12/11 | 17 Comments
Despite positive steps towards introducing an R18+ rating in Australia, it won't come soon enough to save EA's new Syndicate remake from being slapped with an RC rating by the Classification board. No reasoning is given on the Classification website, however Kotaku has been given the full report, which they've linked to in their article on the banning located here.

Having a look through the report, it mainly focuses on concerns around how the player can quite violently dismember and mutilate people with the various in-game weapons, but also that it gives you the ability to "repeatedly damage enemy combatant’s corpses".

There's no word as yet if EA will be appealing the decision or planning to release a toned down version of the game similar to the low-violence version of Left 4 Dead 2.



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Tollaz0r!
Posted 06:50pm 20/12/11
O well, I'll just have to do it in real life then.

o wait, I could just get one of those dolls from the other thread!
dais
Posted 06:50pm 20/12/11
So lame, it's a video game ffs. They didn't ban Soldier of Fortune, which had the same feature.
FraktuRe
Posted 06:57pm 20/12/11
I bet it's more related to the ability to make enemies commit suicide.


The worst part of the whole Australian classification system is that it is so bloody inconsistent, they let through dozens of games much worse than the ones they ban every year.
Mosfx
Posted 07:15pm 20/12/11
boooo
darkjedi
Posted 07:24pm 20/12/11
I can't wait to see how Postal 3 will go. The hilarity around that one should keep us amused for quite some time!
Eorl
Posted 07:26pm 20/12/11
You know what. Do not care. Will get this elsewhere. The board hasn't realised people can just get the game elsewhere. And you wonder why people pirate as well, and then they go and make SOPA.
deadlyf
Posted 07:29pm 20/12/11
EA are doing enough to stop Aussies buying their games as it is, the OFLC don't need to give them a hand.
Zakson
Posted 07:34pm 20/12/11
So it's easy to get a copy regardless, but will we be able to play the 4 player co-op online?
Eorl
Posted 07:39pm 20/12/11
So it's easy to get a copy regardless, but will we be able to play the 4 player co-op online?

I presume it will either be peer-to-peer or dedicated servers, will have a look.
maRtz
Posted 08:02pm 20/12/11
"repeatedly damage enemy combatant’s corpses"


sounds like soldier of fortune 1 and 2 (3?)
Dazhel
Posted 08:08pm 20/12/11
I can't wait to see how Postal 3 will go. The hilarity around that one should keep us amused for quite some time!


It's sad enough that Postal 3 won't have any cameos from Gary Coleman, let alone being banned.
Pinky
Posted 08:27pm 20/12/11
The board hasn't realised people can just get the game elsewhere.

Yes - because the board are made of a bunch of dopey people.

Actually, no. That's not the case. Of course they are aware of this.

http://www.classification.gov.au/www/cob/classification.nsf/Page/ClassificationinAustralia_Whoweare_ClassificationBoard_ClassificationBoardMembers
Mantorok
Posted 08:31pm 20/12/11
It's sad enough that Postal 3 won't have any cameos from Gary Coleman, let alone being banned.
Postal 3 has Ron Jeremy and Uwe Boll.
darkjedi
Posted 08:33pm 20/12/11
It's sad enough that Postal 3 won't have any cameos from Gary Coleman, let alone being banned.


True, but cameos from Ron Jeremy, Uwe Boll and some porno actress should keep us all amused, right? Regardless of the quality of the game, it's bound to be just as tasteful as the second one & will do it's best to be offensive as hell. Just what the ACL and Fairfax/News Ltd. love!
Caveboy
Posted 09:04pm 20/12/11
*Queues download
The GuVna
Posted 10:06pm 20/12/11
Must be pretty damn graphic, as you can go to town on the the zombies in Dead Island, that was the main fun in that game, the melee.


I guess if they're zombies I guess it's ok.
Fuzzy
Posted 12:41am 21/12/11
I guess this'll be another online purchase for me.

No worries, usually cheaper importing anyway.
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