Hi NZGamer.com community. Long time no forum!
Some of you might have noticed that Gal*Gun: Double Peace was banned in New Zealand recently: http://nzgamer.com/n...nned-in-nz.html
I know I'm not alone in thinking this is an excessive move, so I'm currently in the process of applying to the Film & Literature Board of Review to have the decision looked at. Basically, what will happen is the Board of Review will play and assess the game by the same criteria that the Office of Film and Literature Classification uses; if they reach a different conclusion to the OFLC, the BOR's ruling will stand.
Unfortuately, there's a fee of $204.44 involved. I'm prepared to shoulder this, but it's a lot of money, so I'd appreciate any help that people are willing to give. I've set up a givealittle campaign for donations: https://givealittle....fication-review
It's a lewd game that some people will no doubt find offensive, but an outright ban is a really extreme step that I don't think is warranted. Freedom of expression and all that. I think the OFLC's ruling grossly misrepresented the game in order to justify the ban, and that's not fair to the developers, publishers, and people who want to play it. I also genuinely think it has a lot of artistic merit (it's a clever satire of hentai and erotic games, more than anything else), but this shouldn't be a requirement for a game to avoid the banhammer. When NZ bans a game that even Australia let through, you know something's not right.
Anyway, yeah, I'd appreciate any help that people can offer. The review will go ahead regardless, this is just to help me cover the fees involved.
Note that a review doesn't mean that the ban will be overturned, but it's the only place where an overturn is possible at this stage.