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Aside from blood/gore/language/etc., what made this deserve the M rating?

#1LyokoNinjaPosted 3/7/2012 8:09:47 PM
Recently been watching Another and wanting some more of the same(-ish) genre, and I found $25, so I wanted to get this. I've noticed it says "sexual content" and "partial nudity" on Media Go, so I was wondering how intense it is. Parents don't care about the violence and such. They know it won't affect me in bad ways (meaning I won't get violent. Dunno about this creeping me out when I'm going over what I played through afterwards), but it's the sexual content and nudity I'm worried about.

If anyone who has played any of the Agarest War games or would care to look up some CGs from the first two games to compare it to this game reads this, would you please say which is worse, sexual content-/nudity-wise?
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#2KnuxtheTurtlePosted 3/7/2012 8:42:56 PM
*tries to remember any sexual content in this game*

Aside from Seiko's remarks (and that's really playful flirting), there's not really anything in this game that's sexual that stands out.....


Oh wait, just remembered.... that... but It's fine, nothing terrible.

And "partial nudity"? Don't remember any of that....
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#3LyokoNinja(Topic Creator)Posted 3/7/2012 8:45:24 PM
So nothing of Agarest magnitude? Even if so, I can just say there's a thing or two as bad as it, but they won't care, considering I have another game with similar content. Now to convince them I just want to try a different genre, and that'll be that. And by now I mean tomorrow. Thanks a bunch.
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#4wildflugPosted 3/7/2012 8:58:16 PM
Slight Spoilers...



Well, there was that bathroom scene with Seiko and her brother, with standard anime soap bubble censorship. BTW Seiko is hot XD

And some panty shots from Ayumi and Mayu.
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#5AjogamerPosted 3/7/2012 9:05:53 PM(edited)
Agarest War's definitely worse sexual content/nudity wise.

Corpse Party has some suggestive things being said at a couple points, along with one 3 minute scene that has nudity, though the private parts are obscured, and while it's definitely suggestive, there isn't any sex involved. Corpse party really doesn't focus on sexual themes or imagery for the most part though. I could see it contributing to the M rating, but the gore and emotional intensity in multiple parts of the game were likely the biggest factor.

While I haven't played Agarest, I'm pretty sure the sexual content is a decently large draw to the series, isn't it? The few CGs I was able to find on youtube quickly looked kinda like softcore porn to me, and I'd definitely say Corpse Party doesn't go to that extent with any of its sexual imagery.
#6WyrdwadPosted 3/7/2012 9:26:55 PM
The partial nudity was indeed because of that bath scene, as well as a handful of panty shots throughout the game... and the sexual content advisory was the result of a story-related scene later in the game where an attempted rape (of an adult, NOT a child) is textually described and spoken about (but not shown).

The violence is definitely much more of a contributing factor to the M rating, however. It gets pretty brutal! Though interestingly, it wasn't enough to qualify this game for a PEGI 18 rating in Europe -- we applied for one, but the VSC bumped it down to a PEGI 16 in the end, citing the game's general tendency to show the AFTERMATH of violence, rather than showing the violent acts themselves.
#7Robo LeePosted 3/10/2012 6:25:19 AM
Don't forget Yuka without her wet panties as partial nudity.
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#8WyrdwadPosted 3/10/2012 10:20:13 AM
Well, you don't actually SEE that, so that probably contributed more to the sexual situations category, ultimately.
#9private400Posted 3/22/2012 6:00:21 PM
Wyrdwad posted...
The partial nudity was indeed because of that bath scene, as well as a handful of panty shots throughout the game... and the sexual content advisory was the result of a story-related scene later in the game where an attempted rape (of an adult, NOT a child) is textually described and spoken about (but not shown).

The violence is definitely much more of a contributing factor to the M rating, however. It gets pretty brutal! Though interestingly, it wasn't enough to qualify this game for a PEGI 18 rating in Europe -- we applied for one, but the VSC bumped it down to a PEGI 16 in the end, citing the game's general tendency to show the AFTERMATH of violence, rather than showing the violent acts themselves.



censors are still a strange bunch to me.
SPOILER
so it is okay to show a girl hanging from a rope in her final death troes ,or looking at an bloody meatpile that used to be a girl or hearing the blood curdling screams of pre teens having there eyes gouged out and there tongue cut off. there fine with it.
but seeing the killer doing said murdering and mutilating is somehow worse ?

BTW there are still a lot of onscreen deaths and killings in this game (Seiko getting hanged ,kurosaki getting stabbed,kicked down a floor and gutted like a pig , piano wire trap ) did the censors missed those somehow ?
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#10AjogamerPosted 3/22/2012 7:08:46 PM
I would say that watching the act tends to be a little worse, though exactly how much worse kinda depends on what it is, and the result.

For example, those meatlike piles. They don't really look human anymore, just like a bunch of meat. If you were to watch one of those corpses turn into a meatlike pile though, it'd likely be much grosser looking. Seeing a humanlike figure get flayed, sliced, or mashed generally has more of an impact, since you're seeing the body continuously get more and more deformed. As I said though, it kinda depends on the act itself. seeing a person slowly taken apart bit by bit is likely going to look worse and be easier to imagine the pain of than something quick and simple, like say, a sudden decapitation, or a body exploding.

I still find it kinda surprising that they gave it a PEGI 16 rating though, since even if it doesn't tend to show the more grusome acts of violence, you often still wind up hearing them, and as those that played the game know, that can also be quite disturbing.