Posts made by ra2rr
@underms1019 it is a logical guess. However, no matter how corrupted the HK govt currently is, HK is still under a different system than China. I mean, China would ban animal crossing because players have creative freedom in that game (and people in game has created things that make China unhappy, but its from the players not developers). To be honest, China has a grey market where they ship games and other "contrabands" from other places (like HK) to china to sell. As long as people "behave" China is not really jailing you for buying a banned game. You can see lots of Chinese people playing Ghost of Tsushima in their homes spilling blood in the buckets...
Of course more popular games like PUBG which hosts tournaments have to change their game play entirely so now they become a healthy sparring game with rubber bullets and no blood.
Besides, Hong Kong never started banning any games even though China keeps doing that. And it is still unwise to sacrifice the whole Asia for China and Japan.
Anyways I think there are really many ways to resolve this but currently Ubi's attitude is like they don't care at all. The customer experience can't be worse.
@beylous We pay the same money as everyone else globally yet only Asians get a dumbed down version, and only announced two days before release...
and here you are saying "not everyone needs to cater to the Asian community". Sure I bet if the same happens to you you can definitely keep your cool. And it is not about our government. Only Japan policies demanded this change and the whole Asia suffers for it...
I am a Hong Kong player, I am really disappointed with the way forward Ubisoft is taking. Apparently future releasing games like Far Cry 6 will also take the Japan version route like Valhalla did...
I respect Japan's CERO policies but it is really unfair for the whole ASIA to be affected thanks to one country.
Playing valhalla without the gore is really impacting the gameplay, imagine a band without the bass or sashimi without the wasabi! Sure the game will still run but the whole experience is not the same.
Just like what you said in "guaranteed assassination": Assassination will always kill but this is not the game was intended to be played.
Millions of money and thousands of hours your staff poured into creating the work of art and taking away core stuff like gore is destroying their effort and your company's name...
Please ubisoft do the right thing and release the content via regional PS store downloads. We all love your work and we all hope valhalla can reach a new height!
@gcc1984 this is so wrong on many fronts. It is funny you are telling people to move away from their preferred platform without even doing some googling on your own.
This problem first came from Japan's own censorship scheme, which is nothing new. In the old days, Ubisoft usually split their game with Japan having their own gaming region, and then rest of the asia being in another region. However, Ubi is changing their decision and used the same version for both Japan and rest of the Asia. So whole of the Asia had to get a dumbed down game because of Ubisoft's cost-cutting scheme or just laziness. This has nothing to do with Sony because otherwise global PS versions should be suffering together instead of just PS Asia, do you get what I mean?
The icing on the cake is that they only release this information days before release. This whole thing is like they were trying to catch players off guard and just to make sales as much as possible before this blows up because so many people already got their copies shipped and could not cancel.
The Japan censorship thing only applies to physical copies which is why this is not affecting xbox and pc players. Believe it or not xbox sales is so bad in Japan ubi is not releasing physical copies in japan at all, only digital. That's why they were unaffected.