now this is a somewhat controversial design question:
a major WIP i’m working has many intimistic angles, and the issue lies in the depiction of these intimistic angles.
As everyone known, I live on the “old” side of the Atlantic, and is known that on taste, EU/UK differs on US.
The difference is, roughly, the same between Venice/Cannes and Hollywood, that is, EU movies has no qualms in depicting nudity, intercourse, and even WC activities when US movies has so many pruderies, and this of course, reflect on the “acquired tastes” on both sides of the Atlantic.
Not to intoxicate this forum with the global debate of censorship and self-censorship in general gaming, but the real core issue is another: let’s say that there’s a PC/NPC changing clothes, of course becoming fully naked in the middle of the process. A natural thing, whose in EU arts/media is fully shown, but in the US is never shown. The work being intimistic, this type of scenery, alongside others, is part and parcel of the narration, and can’t be self-censored beyond certain limits, for the sake of the difference in tastes between the Atlantic.
Of course, one can set an “EU/US” flag, settable by the player, but I have already my hands full with the adaptive prose, driven by many flags and vars (the PC’s perception of the environment gradually changes during the story) and I prefer to avoid adding another layer of coding & writing complication.
Opinions, and more important, suggestions ?
TIA and best regards from Italy,