‘We Happy Few’ Denied Rating for Australia

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  1. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    While we wait for Compulsion Games’ We Happy Few to nail down that release date (it was originally scheduled for release back in April), news out of Australia is not good for those looking to buy the game.

    According to Australia’s Classification Board, which handles ratings for games and film in the country, We Happy Few has been denied classification, due to the main game’s use of the Soma-like drug “Joy”, which is used in the game to detract the citizens of Wellington Wells from the Orwellian reality they live in. According to the code, video games that “depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified.”
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  2. Mr Cairo

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    I actually played a Beta of this and I am quite looking forward to the full game
     
  3. IvanV

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    From the description, this game doesn't promote in any way the use of drugs, quite the contrary. So, if the drugs are shown as undoubtedly bad, what about their depiction in this game is actually "against the standards of morality and decency" and therefore deserving of a ban? The fact that they were shown as being distributed by, even a fictional, government?!

    On a side note, Arthur Hastings, the name in the plaque, wasn't that Poirot's sidekick?
     

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