I’m bored of swearing in games because it’s boring swearing. “Find the bastard” as ambient dialogue repeated ad infinitum is boring. “She’s a bitch” “He’s a bastard”, well, you’re a tedious wronghead so shut up.
Most in game swears are boring. The moment early on LA Noire decided it was Full Metal Jacket was boring. The bit in that game with the thingy and the bloke that swore, that was boring too. Shit, fuck and bastard and the uses thereof in most videogame scripts are boring. They’re just there because no-one has anything creative to say. They’re just there because hey, we’re grown ups and we swear. We’re videogames, hear us
Only Bulletstorm in recent times has come out of the swear test well, probably helped by the Cyril Sneer meets Gunnery Sergeant Hartman of the General. That’s funny enough all by itself. The fun with dicks is just the icing on the cake. The rest? Fucking boring.
Hey, videogame script writer – you are not John Cooper Clarke:
You are not Malcolm Tucker:
You’re not Bill Hicks:
You don’t have that class. You’re more like a 7 year old who’s just discovered a rude word and is going to use it anyway just for effect only using “poo” would have been far funnier and far more hard hitting than mindlessly blurting out “bastard” every 5 seconds.
The difference is, you’re old enough to know the difference.
So either learn to swear properly or fuck off. Thanks.