History Main / RatedMForMoney

2nd Feb '17 1:21:22 PM nowaymanguy
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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' became the first game in the series to achieve the M Rating. When this was announced, the fans went nuts, not seeing how come this game could get a higher rating than its predecessors since there was nothing that suggested a big change in tone or themes (Sure the game was advertised as entering "The Dark Age of the Law" but in gameplay and trailers it was the good ol' ''Ace Attorney'' light mood story). The result, the game indeed has some disturbing situations but the general consensus among fans is that the M rating came as a combination of: 1) The transition of the game to a more realistic 3D environment and 2) The sensibilities of the people in charge changing with the times (In fact many people believe that if the previous games came out today, some of them would probably also get an M rating. Particularly the first game whose fifth case shares some similarities with ''Dual Destinies''' fifth case).\\\
The content descriptions seem to be pushing this. In addition to "blood" and "violence" - which is a given, seeing as it's a murder mystery game - the description also lists "language" and "suggestive themes." The game features maybe one or two uses of "damn" ''at worst'' (hell, there's even a scene where it looks like Phoenix is about to drop a PrecisionFStrike but says [[GoshDangItToHeck "Fudge!"]] instead), and "suggestive themes" probably stems from ''one line.''\\\
Worth noting that the game received a PG rating in Australia. Yes, PG.
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17th Jan '17 4:51:36 AM Korodzik
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' probably would've gotten an E rating (or at least a lower-end E10+) were it not for [[ObligatorySwearing the half-dozen mild swears]] and insertion of realistic-looking guns (there's still only AlienBlood, however, and you can't kill any of the human enemies, only incapacitate them) punctuating every other remark throughout the script, apparently just to secure a higher rating. Ironically, the game was originally going to be rated T for teen, but when the ESRB decided to implement E10+, the game was ''[[InvertedTrope toned down]]'' to meet that rating.

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* ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' probably would've gotten an E rating (or at least a lower-end E10+) were it not for [[ObligatorySwearing the half-dozen mild swears]] punctuating every other remark throughout the script and insertion of realistic-looking guns (there's still only AlienBlood, however, and you can't kill any of the human enemies, only incapacitate them) punctuating every other remark throughout the script, them), apparently just to secure a higher rating. Ironically, the game was originally going to be rated T for teen, but when the ESRB decided to implement E10+, the game was ''[[InvertedTrope toned down]]'' to meet that rating.



* Subverted with Jazzpunk Directors Cut, which has an ESRB rating of T but contains inappropriate content descriptors so overly long you'd swear it's supposed to be attached to an M rated game or that the developers also wanted the rating to be an anti-joke that would stick out compared to the other games out that week to gain purchases.

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* Subverted with Jazzpunk ''VideoGame/{{Jazzpunk}} Directors Cut, Cut'', which has an ESRB rating of T but contains inappropriate content descriptors so overly long you'd swear it's supposed to be attached to an M rated game or that the developers also wanted the rating to be an anti-joke that would stick out compared to the other games out that week to gain purchases.
2nd Dec '16 8:16:40 AM rjd1922
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* VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies became the first game in the series to achieve the M Rating. When this was announced, the fans went nuts, not seeing how come this game could get a higher rating than its predecessors since there was nothing that suggested a big change in tone or themes (Sure the game was advertized as entering "The Dark Age of the Law" but in gameplay and trailers it was the good ol' Ace Attorney light mood story). The result, the game indeed has some disturbing situations but the general consensus among fans is that the M rating came as a combination of: 1) The transition of the game to a more realistic 3D environment and 2) The sensibilities of the people in charge changing with the times (In fact many people believe that if the previous games came out today, some of them would probably also get an M rating. Particularly the first game whose fifth case shares some similarities with Dual Destinies' fifth case).\\\

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* VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' became the first game in the series to achieve the M Rating. When this was announced, the fans went nuts, not seeing how come this game could get a higher rating than its predecessors since there was nothing that suggested a big change in tone or themes (Sure the game was advertized advertised as entering "The Dark Age of the Law" but in gameplay and trailers it was the good ol' Ace Attorney ''Ace Attorney'' light mood story). The result, the game indeed has some disturbing situations but the general consensus among fans is that the M rating came as a combination of: 1) The transition of the game to a more realistic 3D environment and 2) The sensibilities of the people in charge changing with the times (In fact many people believe that if the previous games came out today, some of them would probably also get an M rating. Particularly the first game whose fifth case shares some similarities with Dual Destinies' ''Dual Destinies''' fifth case).\\\
30th Sep '16 8:57:40 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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The larger amount of hype M rated games tend to get than E, E10+, or T rated games can probably be attributed to the ongoing public perception that [[DiscreditedTrope Video Games are for kids]]. Granted, this perception has significantly diminished over the last 20 or so years, but it's still prevalent enough (mostly among MoralGuardians and [[MediaWatchdog Media Watchdogs]]) to cause quite a stir with the gaming community. Thus, it makes sense that many would perceive M rated games as the key to breaking video games free of this stereotype and, thus, gaining them more respect as an entertainment medium. However, many of these games still contain vulgar and or over-the-top humor that brings them down to "drunk" level of maturity.

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The larger amount of hype M rated games tend to get than E, E10+, or T rated games can probably be attributed to the ongoing public perception that [[DiscreditedTrope Video Games are for kids]]. Granted, this perception has significantly diminished over the last 20 or so years, but it's still prevalent enough (mostly among MoralGuardians and [[MediaWatchdog Media Watchdogs]]) to cause quite a stir with the gaming community. Thus, it makes sense that many would perceive M rated games as the key to breaking video games free of this stereotype and, thus, gaining them more respect as an entertainment medium. However, many of these games still contain vulgar and or and/or over-the-top humor that brings them down to "drunk" level of maturity.
30th Sep '16 8:53:32 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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Sex sex sex,[[note]]This can also be interpreted as "six six six", which works just as well.[[/note]] and don't forget the violence."''

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Sex sex sex,[[note]]This can also be interpreted [[{{Mondegreen}} interpreted]] as "six six six", which works just as well.[[/note]] and don't forget the violence."''
20th Sep '16 5:34:16 PM Darson
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* Subverted with Jazzpunk Directors Cut, which has an ESRB rating of T but contains inappropriate content descriptors so overly long you'd swear it's supposed to be attached to an M rated game or that the developers also wanted the rating to be an anti-joke that would stick out compared to the other games out that week to gain purchases.
9th Aug '16 10:19:42 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Similarly, barring some occasional swearing, the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise is a little too tame for an M rating. There's very little gore, and most of its violence is actually pretty cartoon-like. Owing to its goal to make it a mainstream-friendly game, Bungie's new game ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'' got a T rating, just as planned. And now, it's fifth installment, ''Guardians'', has received a T rating.

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* Similarly, barring some occasional swearing, the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise is a little too tame for an M rating. There's very little gore, and most of its violence is actually pretty cartoon-like. Owing to its goal to make it a mainstream-friendly game, Bungie's new game ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'' got a T rating, just as planned. And now, it's fifth installment, ''Guardians'', has received cartoon-like; in fact, ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' ended up getting a T rating.
27th Jul '16 6:58:30 PM rjd1922
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* The FanTranslation by [=DeJap=] for ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' certainly seemed to believe this. The game is more or less "T" rated at ''worst''; however, [=DeJap=] thought it would have been more interesting if they had made it a bit more "M" rated, so they peppered the translation with unnecessary sex jokes and swears. People actually [[MisBlamed cried that the Game Boy Advance version was bowdlerized, when there weren't any sex jokes or swears to bowdlerize in the first place]]. Some of the sex jokes (most infamously the scene where Arche has a sex dream about Cress) existed in the original. The FanTranslation just made it them a hell of a lot less subtle.

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* The FanTranslation by [=DeJap=] for ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' certainly seemed to believe this. The game is more or less "T" rated at ''worst''; however, [=DeJap=] thought it would have been more interesting if they had made it a bit more "M" rated, so they [[SpiceUpTheSubtitles peppered the translation with unnecessary sex jokes and swears.swears]]. People actually [[MisBlamed cried that the Game Boy Advance version was bowdlerized, when there weren't any sex jokes or swears to bowdlerize in the first place]]. Some of the sex jokes (most infamously the scene where Arche has a sex dream about Cress) existed in the original. The FanTranslation just made it them a hell of a lot less subtle.
12th Jul '16 4:31:19 PM dmeagher13
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' probably would've gotten an E rating (or at least a lower-end E10+) were it not for [[ObligatorySwearing the half-dozen mild swears]] punctuating every other remark throughout the script, apparently just to secure a higher rating. Ironically, the game was originally going to be rated T for teen, but when the ESRB decided to implement E10+, the game was ''[[InvertedTrope toned down]]'' to meet that rating.

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* ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' probably would've gotten an E rating (or at least a lower-end E10+) were it not for [[ObligatorySwearing the half-dozen mild swears]] and insertion of realistic-looking guns (there's still only AlienBlood, however, and you can't kill any of the human enemies, only incapacitate them) punctuating every other remark throughout the script, apparently just to secure a higher rating. Ironically, the game was originally going to be rated T for teen, but when the ESRB decided to implement E10+, the game was ''[[InvertedTrope toned down]]'' to meet that rating.
21st Jun '16 1:59:34 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** ''State of Emergency'', a game that attempts to simulate what it's like to be caught in the middle of a riot, started off with the premise of trying to strategically incite a riot among a disgruntled crowd but eventually shifted to an action game (that takes place in an ongoing riot) with lots of gore, likely due to this trope. Indeed, it is a Rockstar Games-published title.

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** ''State of Emergency'', a Rockstar-published title, is a game that attempts to simulate what it's like to be caught in the middle of a riot, started off with the premise of trying to strategically incite a riot among a disgruntled crowd but eventually shifted to an action game (that takes place in an ongoing riot) with lots of gore, likely partly due to this trope. Indeed, it trope and, ironically, partly due to placating MoralGuardians who might find the original idea repellent (the side effect of this is a Rockstar Games-published title.half-assed, FridgeLogic-heavy plot that has you heroically protesting an evil MegaCorp [[DesignatedHero by destroying property and murdering panicked citizens]]).
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