Fair enough. I was trying to use them as mere examples of the generalizations people seem to make about videogames in general turning kids evil/encouraging violence/etc. While I'll admit that violent videogames may desensitize children, I, personally, am 17 years old, and feel that the school environment has done worse to me than any game may ever have.
That aside, I do honestly feel the only reason any person would be compelled to murder another human being after seeing it being done in the game is because they may have already been mentally sick in the first place.
But that's getting somewhat offtopic, so I'll try leave it at that, unless you want to discuss it some more in private
I think things like this turn into a censorship vs personal sensitivity kind of conflict. I know plenty of people who wouldn't be comfortable with playing the particular level in the game, but they would not denounce the game itself as a result - You're given the option of skipping it, and as I said earlier, it's an important part of the plot (Which is strange to say about any game that revolves around shooting everything on the screen that's basically not you or your BFF). It's a twist that hasn't been done before, sure, but nothing positive comes of it, events-wise. It's not like it promotes terrorism, or anything. While some games and probably fictional stories in general leave the "villain" up to perspective in regards to wheter or not they're truly evil, it's pretty obvious in this level that these people you are walking with, undercover, do
have their heart in the wrong place, even shown in the fact that during the initial part of the level before the special squads show up, you're forced adopt a leisurely pace that everyone else is moving at.
Even when playing the level itself, you don't have to actually shoot at any of the civilians. You're not forced to by the main badguy, and he shoots you in the head regardless of any action you take in the level anyway (I apologize if I spoiled this part for anyone).
P.S; Wow, I didn't mean to write such a wall of text. Sheesh.