It doesnt bother me at all, the murderous content should surely be more offensive than an f-bomb. Gears has potty mouth too but it's mature gaming and the expletives are common in real blue collar military environments, what that says about education levels is irrelevant, its not fantasy though.
Just wish I could button prompt an F U evry now and again during/after a shoot out...not a big wish though.
Beland once told me on twitter that he wanted the player "to be well informed"..
F-bombs, high-school insults like "You're just a girl!", and other ridiculous sounding things a grown man would say - Are so extreme.. YES - We are well informed that the guards hate you, and are determined to "put a bullet in you!", but I think a real world group of guards, in a situation like that would be more tactical and professional..
I find we're constantly picking apart the core of what Conviction was designed to be, as a game.. And there are a lot of things I like about it - The problems I have with SCC are usually in the little aesthetic choices..
There are times where the mouthing off is unavoidable, like when you have to protect that terminal at White Box or after you shoot the vice presidents knees in the White House (Or was it before that? Can't remember).
What bothers me isn't so much the swearing as it is the akward pattern of the NPC's unscripted speech. Once they're searching for you, anything they say is irritating.
I would suggest the following remedies. One, find more people to voice the bad guys so it's not the same punk yelling over and over again. Then, baybe make every phrase unique to a particular map like some of them were in conviction. Ex: "This is a private airfield!" Any phrases beyond that should be kept simple. For example, "What the hell?" instead of "Come out! I can hear you shuffling around out out there!"