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whats the difference between a kiddie game and a game for everyone

#1gamerofthenightPosted 4/18/2014 3:07:37 PM
this sounds strange but whats the difference between a game for kids only and a game for all ages
#2ShinXaguraPosted 4/18/2014 3:25:54 PM(edited)
They're same. There're no rated called Kid only except rated E (everyone)
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#3NCPwnPosted 4/18/2014 3:19:29 PM
I never understood the "kiddie" game concept.

So are you saying it's too "kiddie" to take a nap or eat a snack?
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#4shaka de virgemPosted 4/18/2014 3:55:18 PM(edited)
I think the difference is the same as a G-rated and a PG-rated movie.Sure,the more audiences you have,the better,but the G-rating indicates that it's too exclusively targeted to little kids,while a PG-rating may be a sign that audiences other than kids may enjoy them and may want to consume their products as well,not just for the little kids.That's why some movies throw a "damn" or even "s***" just to avoid the G-rating(which was deliberately done to the Secret of NIMH,for example,and yet it was still rated G,despite even having blood.).
The equivalent of that in video games would be the EC rating,usually for games considered educational and for preschool kids.While the E rating is a game that may be harmless,but with content that literally everyone can enjoy(like a Super Mario or a Pokemon game),there's also a E+10 rating for games with content just a bit more intense content than a normal "E"
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#5ViciousXl2Posted 4/18/2014 3:48:56 PM
Super easy difficulty, I'd say
Crammed with reminders and tutorials
And the general aesthetic.

No one's going to mistake the Teletubbies for the Geth
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#6REMercsChampPosted 4/18/2014 3:51:41 PM
kiddie is stuff like pokemon, kingdom hearts, ni no kuni

for everyone is more like gran turismo, virtua tennis, zelda
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#7ArsenicSteelPosted 4/18/2014 4:23:30 PM
What the hell is so hard about this? Google, Wiki, Yahoo, etc all have this answer and it will be easy to find without all the static from people on here that are fairly misguided by their own biases.

http://www.esrb.org/ratings/ratings_guide.jsp

There is a rating just for children, it's called EC. And these ratings are just meant to cutoff on the youngest allowable able. There is no rating system that limits the max age.
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#8Godly_GoofPosted 4/18/2014 4:26:11 PM
REMercsChamp posted...
kiddie is stuff like Pokemon, kingdom hearts, ni no kuni

for everyone is more like gran turismo, virtua tennis, zelda


Lol, too funny.
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#9KCJ5062Posted 4/18/2014 4:41:15 PM
I hate when people use "kiddie" as a reason to put down a game. If they want to say that the game doesn't appeal to them and not their type of game I can understand. To call it "kiddie" though just makes that person sound like an insecure child that wants to appear more grown up.

Games that can actually be even considered "kiddie" are ones that are literally geared towards kids ages 5 and under. Things like Barney, Dora The Explorer, Go Diego Go etc. Whereas games like Mario, Donkey Kong etc. can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of age. Just like a lot of Disney and Pixar movies.
#10totemguyPosted 4/18/2014 4:56:27 PM
My idea of a kiddie game as an example is Go Diego Go Safari Adventure( my 3 year old beat it in an hour) overly simplified and leads you by the hand.
For everyone would be Lego Batman.
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