I still remember back in the days before I worked at Doujins.com. I was broke and didn’t have any money for games, so instead I had to find an alternative and that was MMO’s. They were free, which was perfect for someone who didn’t have any money for himself. And one of those free games I played was MapleStory. I fought slims, ran around as a thief, sold items to strangers, got a girlfriend, then fuckrf said girlfriend, had a messy breakup filled with drama, man MapleStory was a wild ride. Which is why I was super excited to finally hear that MapleStory 2 was coming over to the west. But like every other easter game that comes to the west, it has to be censored...UGH!
MapleStory 2 is a sequel to a 2D side scrolling action adventure MMORPG called MapleStory. MapleStory 2 keeps everything gameplay wise about MapleStory but change it up by making it a 3D action adventure MMORPG. MapleStory 2 was initially release in Korea before coming to the west. During the beta, people spotted some changes that were in the Western version compared to the Korean version. Here are some examples:
There were also changes to the NPC’s art:
The speculation behind this change is that with the chibi art style that MapleStory is known to have, they believed that this made the characters look too childlike, which in turn having them in revealing outfits would be seen as “child-porn”...damn bastards. Free the none lolis!
Now with this change, people are saying that having a evil character with dark skin (black/brown) and him being an antagonist will bring up the stereotype of black people always being the bad guys. This is made even worse because the good side, the Light side, is white. But hey! As a black man, I think it’s more racist to change his skin tone to purple. I need more black people in my video games, evil or not.
Man, I already miss the dirty, none censored MapleStory
There is also a feature in the game which let you customize the clothing items you collect...which have been having some problems of their own. Players being warned about their custom clothes being removed, which these customizable items of clothing includes things like ahegao hoodies and faces covered in cum. But when it comes to rules and censorships, everything will become more clear once it’s full release.
Atleast I can still be an Atkasuki member
Is censorship starting to get on your nerves? Have you played MapleStory? Are you going to play MapleStory 2? Tell us in the comments below.