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Offline I3uster

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Why is the blood gone?
« on: May 10, 2011, 05:50:47 AM »
Hi everyone, I am new here!
I have a question: why was there no Blood in MBAC and AA? Kyokushi Nanaya and Satsukis AArc Drive both cause blood effects in Re-Act, but its just blue streaks everywhere in AC and AA.
Blood should not affect japanese ratings by much, I mean their kids shows basically have blood everywhere, so why was it removed?

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Re: Why is the blood gone?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 05:57:13 AM »
mmm, good question i think  :mystery:
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Re: Why is the blood gone?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 06:00:59 AM »
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Re: Why is the blood gone?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 06:03:58 AM »
Arcade Machines
Lightgun shooters have blood too...

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Re: Why is the blood gone?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 08:01:47 AM »
I've personally never seen any direct gore in any FG or Shooter in Arcades
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Re: Why is the blood gone?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011, 08:16:58 AM »
Japan seems to have a serious outlook on blood when it comes to games (animes are fine, apparantly),
So i figured it was a necessary change to make the game 'official'.
This isn't just limited to fighters of course, cases like No More Heroes comes to mind as well.

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Re: Why is the blood gone?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2011, 12:19:26 PM »
Melty Sparks.

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Re: Why is the blood gone?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2011, 11:55:22 PM »
Melty Sparks.
I see what you did there.

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Re: Why is the blood gone?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2011, 05:36:17 AM »
Haha, that's actually pretty clever
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Re: Why is the blood gone?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2011, 11:17:35 PM »
I guess it's Australia fault :(
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Re: Why is the blood gone?
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2011, 03:47:16 PM »
I guess it's Australia fault :(

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Re: Why is the blood gone?
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2011, 08:33:39 AM »
Guilty Gear did the same thing when transitioning to Accent Core. XX had plenty of blood with every slashing strike (I forgot if Slash had it or not), but Accent Core just has slash marks.

Idk, I've seen plenty of games that have blood in it in arcades: House of Dead, all Metal Slugs (w/ an option to turn it off), Hokuto no Ken, Samurai Shodown (especially V Special which had fatalities and came out in 2002). I can't think of much else, but I'm sure there's more. I do think that more modern games might be trying to distance themselves with blood (in Japanese arcades), but I don't really know why.
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Re: Why is the blood gone?
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2011, 09:56:55 AM »
anyone else read the topic with the voice of Jack Sparrow?

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Re: Why is the blood gone?
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2011, 10:05:46 AM »
Jack Sparrow has two voices in German. Which one?
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Re: Why is the blood gone?
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2011, 03:46:06 PM »
The Japanese think very taboo of death and injury, more so then things like rape and theft (in many Western European and North American countries).  I can't stress enough that death is one of, if not THE biggest taboo in most Asian societies.  Like previously mentioned, because these games are in arcades and arcades are where a lot of kids spend a good majority of their time, it's not marketable to the parents giving their kids game tokens to go play games that are high in gore content.  Furthermore, the original Melty Blood wasn't in Arcades, where the public commercialization is happening.  I'd imagine it was decision just made by the developers to not promote that level of content when the game took off.  

As for other long-standing fighters, over the last decade there has been a big backlash politically and from the older generations (who hold the most power in Japan) about large amounts of blood or gore in public commercialization.  This is not about freedom of speech or expression, as they are very common in private works, but about the commercial and public display of games (unlike many cases you've heard about in the United States).  So, the developers worked with the government to keep releases at a certain "level" for public content.  I think it's fair.    

Unfortunately, because console releases are just ports (and possibly small game updates), you miss out on those things.
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