Posted December 23, 2020
you assume the message wasn't from gamer, I assume there's a possibility that it is
exorio: Oh come on those are just your assumptions. Yeah I admit I make assumption too; which is IMO it is highly unlikely the message come from any people who have no interest in videogames at all.
Turbo-Beaver: What are my assumptions? That there is Internet censorship in China? That Internet comments in China are just a pretense of having a discussion? What are you disagreeing with specifically?
I agree internet in china is heavily cencored but you made it sound worst than most likely what they experienced, and using that as your argument. We both don't know how bad, or how loose they are.
Weibo is a replacement for twitter in China. That's the "heavily cencored" part. The users, are still normal people in china.
Don't tell me you have a weibo account and so whatever you're claiming about their social media is legit. FYI I have QQ, WeChat, and couple of other china-based social media accounts for years.
There are overwhelmingly positive comments about the game from actual Chinese gamers in many places, for example on Steam:
exorio: But there's no exact number ratio on how many liked the game or despise the game because of the hidden easter eggs right? Nobody went to china and ask the gamers there one by one what they think about the game.
Didn't the game offended the chinese goverment? How is it able to have such overwhelmingly positive review everywhere from actual Chinese gamers?
Wouldn't that make it a possibility that the message GOG receive come from actual chinese gamer too?
In fact I just wrote exactly the same, in different words (I marked now it in the original quote).
This is a tangential issue though because there is no objectionable content anymore, so there is nothing to object to.
In your example, did Marvell completely stop selling the whole comic after the offending part was removed? I don't think so. I think it went back on sale once that part was gone. Similarly, now that the offending part is gone from the game there is no reason why it shouldn't also be back on sale.
Marvel CAN,ABLE and ALLOWED to stop the issue altogether, IF they want to. It's their IP, it's their comic. While that might cause backlash, but they have all the right to not to publish the issue altogether. Or you have different take on this?
Again the analogy : if I have a store, I wouldn't like it if somebody came to me forcing me to sell their stuffs no matter how excellent the item's quality were. What about you?
I wrote exactly the same thing, in different words
The message was written in seal script. That's a different way of writing Chinese characters used in the ancient times, which most people nowadays find difficult to read. You have to go out of your way to read what's written there. I'm not sure if they put it there by accident but I think it's plausible they might have forgotten to remove it later. There is a lot of leftover development content in all kinds of games (although sometimes it's left for other reasons). It might be true, or it might be an excuse; either way, it's immaterial now that it's gone.
And yet the art direction is consistent with the rest of the game artwork.
So placeholder? Mkay.
Post edited December 23, 2020 by exorio