The video games industry is used to criticism and controversy, yet no title in history has come under fire as heavily and as quickly as Six Days In Fallujah. Within mere days of its announcement soldiers, veterans and family members were protesting the game, calling it tasteless in its planned depiction of the invasion of Fallujah a mere five years ago.
There were some soldiers who when asked said they had no problem with a historically accurate and realistic game; many even included that there are possible benefits to the game including greater understanding of the stresses of war and training new recruits in the rules of engagement. Unfortunately however these soldiers aren’t out stumping for the game, so the publicity circling is still vastly negative.
Faced with endless complaints, petitions and accusations of poor taste Konami has decided to save face and pull out of the project. Despite the fact that developer Atomic Games collaborated with soldiers via diaries and satellite images to get the game as close to the actual events of the battle as possible none of its detractors seemed to think there could be any validity to the game.