Saints Row 4 Refused Classification in Australia
Saints Row 4 has received the rather dubious honour of being the first game to be refused classification since we here in the Great Southern Land had our ratings laws changed. The fourth installment has recieved the ban for the inclusion of "interactive, visual depictions of implied sexual violence which are not justified by context", along with "elements of illicit or proscribed drug use related to incentives or rewards", both of which are still restricted according to Australia's Classification Guidelines for Computer Games.
Publisher Deep Silver, in a statement to Computer and Video Games have said that "Volition, the developer, are reworking some of the code to create a version of the game for this territory by removing the content which could cause offence without reducing the outlandish gameplay that Saints Row fans know and love."
Personally, I haven't been excited about the fourth Saints Row at all - despite really enjoying the second and third installments in the series - but I'm interested to see if there are any Aussies that come out of the woodwork to give their opinions. Is this a return to form for the Classification Board, or do the charges laid against the unadulterated Saints Row 4 deserve to remain unseen?