Recently Nintendo’s senior product marketing manager, Bill Trinen, asked what gamers thought about the Wii U’s Xenoblade Chronicles X on Twitter, as well as encouraged gamersto spread the good word about the game. He received an outpouring of positive feedback, along with some disgruntled gamers who continue to trek through Xenoblade Chronicles X and find various instances of censorship that made its way to the Western release of the game.
— Bill Trinen (@trintran) December 5, 2015
There are tons of people who genuinely enjoy the game on the Wii U and love the rich, detailed world that Monolith Soft created for Xenoblade Chronicles X.
However, some gamers decided to take the opportunity to express their disappointment with some of the changes made to the game.
— Rich Xmas Ver. (@RickGumshoe) December 9, 2015
— 030 (@Tabamobaba) December 9, 2015
@trintran The game is great but there's a lot of out-dated memes that really kill the mood and make me feel like I'm on reddit.
— Dark Matter (@CanYouProgram) December 9, 2015
— charisu (@charisuuuu) December 9, 2015
The questions and statements and declarations of censorship in the Western release of Xenoblade Chronicles X has been answered by Trinen with nothing but a strong helping of silence.
My favorite tweet comes from saint_dickolus who posted the following.
If you have trouble viewing the image, you can check it out below.
Yes, it’s a fundoshi in Japan and boxer shorts in America.
The issue of censorship continues to be a hot topic on GameFaqs, as they’ve been one of the more consistent communities completely disgusted with the censorship that the game has undergone during the localization process.
As usual, there are people in thread mocking those who don’t like censorship and attacking strawmen in response to the creator of the thread. However, a certain EDumey had a response for the trolls and strawmen abusers, stating…
“The complaint isnt that we wanted more skin around our male characters junk. The complaint is that the fact they think that needs to be censored for Western audiences is ridiculous. And while b****ing on Gamefaqs does nothing to help, accepting censorship blindly just gets future games censored as well.”
Well, it’s true. Future games are already on the chopping block, such as Blade & Soul, which is due for release on January 19th in 2016. The game has undergone various alterations in the quests, character depictions and more, mostly due to making the content adhere to America’s more “culturally sensitive” nature.
Gamers are also worried deeply about the Western release of Fire Emblem: Fates, which some feel may end up being heavily censored as well.
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