Take 2 is being unfairly penalised with Manhunt 2
thanks to past controversies, according to Nollenberger Capital Partners analyst Todd Greenwald.
"It does seem that Take-Two is being a little bit unfairly singled out ... because of their history of provocative games," Greenwald said. "They're being burned by their past."
That “history” includes the GTA 3 hot coffee scandal
, Bully's controversy storm
and, of course, the linking of the first Manhunt game to Stefan Pakeerah's death.
Greenwald doesn't see the banning of Manhunt 2
as quite the blow to Take 2 that it might seem, however. He claims that the game is an important title for the company.
SPOnG wholeheartedly agrees with Greenwald's assertion that Take 2 is falling victim to its past controversies. Having played both Manhunt
(which saw release) and Manhunt 2
, SPOnG sees little difference in terms of violence between the two.
For more on Manhunt 2
– and its censorship – see SPOnG's dedicated game page.Source: Forbes