Dead Island trailer offensive?

Posted: February 20, 2011 by Darren in News

The frankly (in our opinion) amazing Dead Island trailer has come under fire for it’s graphic depiction of the death of a young girl in the wake of a zombie outbreak. An MCVuk article claims that “there’s nothing to learn from watching it. It’s not designed to make you think or to explore a point of debate. It’s a video that uses an image of a dead girl and images of her dying to create an emotional bond with a product.” or basically what he’s saying is “this trailer does what trailers have always done, are doing and will do” as for “not making me think” it did exactly that for me, it hit an emotional nerve that really made me think about the human ramifications of a zombie holocaust. Different people will take something different away from this trailer and that is because it is emotionally engaging, we should not decry videogames for attempting to broach subjects that other media is free to. watch the trailer below and make up your own mind.

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