Rated suitable by PEGI for ages 12 and up

#1 Posted by Cypher (114 posts) -

Wait-what?
#2 Edited by MooseyMcMan (11039 posts) -

I don't even know what that thing is. Great job explaining why this is baffling.  
 
Edit: Just watched the trailer for the game. I'm sure what happens in the trailer is much more explicit than what happens in the game, or what will happen when actual people go through the misfortune of playing this game. 

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#3 Posted by OldManLollipop (306 posts) -

What better way to teach kids about sex than with a video game? Don't you remember the part from sex ed class where they taught you with couples flying through magic rings from the red switch course from Mario 64? I think this is a great idea and I applaud, um... the developer for trying.

#4 Posted by Cincaid (2956 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
" I don't even know what that thing is. Great job explaining why this is baffling.  "
Likely a way to tell consumers that it's "Okay to buy for children ages 12 and above".
#5 Posted by shadyspace (458 posts) -

Because Europe.

#6 Posted by ReyGitano (2467 posts) -

There doesn't seem to be much explicit in that game itself. Some apple eating, flying, Noir dancing. 
It's not like the wii controller HAS to go next to your butt. I'm sure kids will love it.

#7 Posted by dagas (2837 posts) -
@shadyspace said:
" Because Europe. "
True. DoA Xtreme 2 is rated from 12 here as well despite all the bouncy breasts. We don't really care about skimpy bikinis here. DoA 4 on the other hand where they punch and kick is rated from 16. 
#8 Posted by Dexter345 (47 posts) -

Yeah, I'd bet if/when it gets rated by the ESRB, it'll get an M rating for strong sexual themes.  At the very least, a T.

#9 Edited by PenguinDust (12523 posts) -

Here's some screen shots I found for the game (one character looks rather slutty...I think she likes being spanked)

#10 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5831 posts) -

The trailer for this game is creepy

#11 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

sexytime for kids

#12 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4973 posts) -

#13 Posted by OldManLollipop (306 posts) -
@PenguinDust said:
" Here's some screen shots I found for the game (one character looks rather slutty...I think she likes being spanked)

"
Oh God, the eyes. The eyes!
#14 Posted by LiquidPrince (15952 posts) -
@dagas said:
" @shadyspace said:
" Because Europe. "
True. DoA Xtreme 2 is rated from 12 here as well despite all the bouncy breasts. We don't really care about skimpy bikinis here. DoA 4 on the other hand where they punch and kick is rated from 16.  "
Yup, that' Europe alright.
#15 Posted by jediknight00719 (140 posts) -

if i recall, i think Europe and specifically Germany allow sex or sex related games to be easily bought.  I've read that they prefer games with more sex than games with more violence.  Hence why this game probably has such a low rating for this.  If you watch the rest of the trailer on youtube, its in German (i think). 

#16 Edited by GilbertMordinAndSullivan (442 posts) -
@LiquidPrince said:

" @dagas said:

" @shadyspace said:
" Because Europe. "
True. DoA Xtreme 2 is rated from 12 here as well despite all the bouncy breasts. We don't really care about skimpy bikinis here. DoA 4 on the other hand where they punch and kick is rated from 16.  "
Yup, that' Europe alright. "
You know, that makes sense to me. I'd rather kids watch porn than torture porn. Pretty much everyone engages in sex at some point in their life, but I think we can agree kids finding guns and shooting each other is a bad thing. I honestly don't understand, then, why violence is okay to expose to kids through the media but sexuality is not. 
 
Also: This game looks like a fucking travesty.
#17 Posted by MikeMetal (12 posts) -
@jediknight00719 said:

" if i recall, i think Europe and specifically Germany allow sex or sex related games to be easily bought.  I've read that they prefer games with more sex than games with more violence.  Hence why this game probably has such a low rating for this.  If you watch the rest of the trailer on youtube, its in German (i think).  "

 Certainly not in the UK, we're rather prudish. Not US crazy though. Can't speak for mainland Europe. In fact I can see the UK getting an exception on this rating to make it at least 16+ rated.  
 
Germany is also especially anti-violence.
#18 Posted by EuanDewar (4942 posts) -

12+, y'know, bra's slung over chairs and pink fluffy sex handcuffs. 
#19 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

I got no problem playing this game with girls 13+, no problem what so ever.  

#20 Posted by Bones8677 (3246 posts) -
@GilbertMordinAndSullivan said:
" @LiquidPrince said:

" @dagas said:

" @shadyspace said:
" Because Europe. "
True. DoA Xtreme 2 is rated from 12 here as well despite all the bouncy breasts. We don't really care about skimpy bikinis here. DoA 4 on the other hand where they punch and kick is rated from 16.  "
Yup, that' Europe alright. "
You know, that makes sense to me. I'd rather kids watch porn than torture porn. Pretty much everyone engages in sex at some point in their life, but I think we can agree kids finding guns and shooting each other is a bad thing. I honestly don't understand, then, why violence is okay to expose to kids through the media but sexuality is not.  Also: This game looks like a fucking travesty. "
Except we're not talking about Torture-porn video games, we're talking about your average shooter that Europeans go freakin' nuts over. Then again, if I had no choice but to show porn or Saw to my child I would show them porn. But to give games such a low rating means that they are encouraging this behavior for children. Giving this game a 12 means, "Oh yeah, I have no problem with 12 year olds spanking each others asses, or stripping in front of each other." 
#21 Posted by Grumbel (910 posts) -
@Bones8677 said: 

 Except we're not talking about Torture-porn video games, we're talking about your average shooter that Europeans go freakin' nuts over.  

Its not quite that bad, the average shooter will just get an "age 18" slapped on it and thats it, not really all that different from an M rating by the ESRB. Now of course there are exceptions, Gears of War and Condemned for example are indexed in Germany, but that are already the harder shooters out there.
 
On the other side The Void has an USK12 (PEGI16) rating in Germany and the whole Hot Coffee thing was a complete non-issue over here.

Giving this game a 12 means, "Oh yeah, I have no problem with 12 year olds spanking each others asses, or stripping in front of each other."  "

Yeah, 12 seems a bit weird for the game, given the trailer, but on the other side there doesn't really seem to be anything in the game itself that justifies an 16 rating.
#22 Posted by GilbertMordinAndSullivan (442 posts) -
@Bones8677 said:
" @GilbertMordinAndSullivan said:
" @LiquidPrince said:

" @dagas said:

" @shadyspace said:
" Because Europe. "
True. DoA Xtreme 2 is rated from 12 here as well despite all the bouncy breasts. We don't really care about skimpy bikinis here. DoA 4 on the other hand where they punch and kick is rated from 16.  "
Yup, that' Europe alright. "
You know, that makes sense to me. I'd rather kids watch porn than torture porn. Pretty much everyone engages in sex at some point in their life, but I think we can agree kids finding guns and shooting each other is a bad thing. I honestly don't understand, then, why violence is okay to expose to kids through the media but sexuality is not.  Also: This game looks like a fucking travesty. "
Except we're not talking about Torture-porn video games, we're talking about your average shooter that Europeans go freakin' nuts over. Then again, if I had no choice but to show porn or Saw to my child I would show them porn. But to give games such a low rating means that they are encouraging this behavior for children. Giving this game a 12 means, "Oh yeah, I have no problem with 12 year olds spanking each others asses, or stripping in front of each other."  "
I think we actually agree on this mostly, but the fact is by the time they are 12, most kids will have "experimented" with their friends, often with one of the examples you gave. It just happens.  I doubt this game encourages anything that kids wouldn't already be doing on a big sleepover party. 
 
Oh shit, somehow I ended up on the side of a terrible looking game about foreplay being appropriate for teens. Wellllll, I'm quitting the internet forever now.
#23 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -
@shadyspace said:
" Because Europe. "
Man I love my Europe.
#24 Posted by LiquidPrince (15952 posts) -
@GilbertMordinAndSullivan said:
" @LiquidPrince said:

" @dagas said:

" @shadyspace said:
" Because Europe. "
True. DoA Xtreme 2 is rated from 12 here as well despite all the bouncy breasts. We don't really care about skimpy bikinis here. DoA 4 on the other hand where they punch and kick is rated from 16.  "
Yup, that' Europe alright. "
You know, that makes sense to me. I'd rather kids watch porn than torture porn. Pretty much everyone engages in sex at some point in their life, but I think we can agree kids finding guns and shooting each other is a bad thing. I honestly don't understand, then, why violence is okay to expose to kids through the media but sexuality is not.  Also: This game looks like a fucking travesty. "
Introducing kids to violence AND sexuality at too young an age is wrong regardless. Both need to be shown to someone who has the maturity to handle it.
#25 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5425 posts) -
@Bones8677 said:
I have no problem with 12 year olds spanking each others asses, or stripping in front of each other.
Me neither.
#26 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11753 posts) -

I'm pretty sure the last thing a hormonally confused 12 year old needs is a game where you do evocative things with a wii remote/move controller as well as another human being. I probably would've been traumatized if I had to lick a wiimote with another person regardless of gender. But yeah. Europe.

#27 Posted by enterthewumpus (49 posts) -

The best part of this rating is maybe the giant  "parental guidance advised" notice.  12 year olds playing this with parents? 

#28 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2473 posts) -

According to the wikipedia proper, this game has been rated PG in Australia. So I guess in down under letting five year old girls lick a controller is fine as long as papa is watching.
 
Yes, I totally went there.

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