The New ‘Godzilla’ Game is Shockingly Accurate

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Godzilla understands the Eastern reverence for what is not only a licensed movie character, but something with great symbolism within Japan’s greater historical context. Japan is a country with bronzed statues and a hotel dedicated to the monster. The alteration of Godzilla’s Hiroshima/Nagasaki legacy is distressing (the 2014 American Godzilla film is guilty too), yet what remains is distinctively Japanese.

It’s respectful, proud even, of a nation’s personality and their resourcefulness in mastering their peculiar special effects form. Godzilla regards the character’s identity and invention as sacred even if these necessary changes are uncomfortable to the accepted norms of interactive media.”

Read my full piece on Godzilla at Playboy

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