lfnetwork.com mark read register faq members calendar

Thread: Rated "Teen"
Thread Tools Display Modes
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Old 07-01-2001, 08:34 PM   #1
Kurgan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Post Rated "Teen"

I was playing Shogo: Mobile Armored Division again recently, and I was thinking... there is a ton of blood in this game (by default), yet, it's rated TEEN. How is that possible?

While it's true there aren't any guts, there are <a href="http://www.public.iastate.edu/~kurgan/shogo1.jpg">fountains of bright red blood</a> when people get shot, plus you can do the old "shoot bodies to make them explode" like in all Quake games. There aren't any detailed guts or anything like in Unreal, but there's definately severed limbs and blood splattered on the walls, etc.

There's some suggestive dialouge by characters as well:

Quote:
------------------------------------
Woman: Watch my ass!

Man: I'd be happy to.

Woman: You say the sweetest things...

-------------------------------------

(as you walk up to her)

Woman: Keep it in your pants Mister!

-------------------------------------
I was just thinking, I know LEC tends to go for the family entertainment thing, but if they are just trying to stay within the the Teen rating, they could get away with a lot of stuff apparently, if Shogo could.

Comments welcome.

Kurgan

[ July 01, 2001: Message edited by: Kurgan ]
  you may: quote & reply,
Old 07-01-2001, 09:12 PM   #2
Kurgan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Question

Hold the phone, this is interesting.. although my copy of the game clearly says it's rated "Teen" if you look at Amazon.com, it says the game is "Mature."

If anybody else here has the game, can you tell me, what is your's rated?

Kurgan
  you may: quote & reply,
Old 07-01-2001, 09:49 PM   #3
wardz
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 926
Post

I think that LEC are going for the star warsy feel as well as trying to get the TEEN rating.. Having blood and gore is a definite no no

wardz


Welcome to JKII.Net.

Please keep sig size to a minimum : )
wardz is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 07-02-2001, 12:55 AM   #4
Letalis
 
Letalis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 453
Smile

I think wardz is spot on. Even though there will be many new things in JK2, they want to maintain the Star Warsness (yes, that's the technical term ) of it all. There won't be blood...


-Letalis

the Corner <--Under Construction

--There's not one shred of evidence that supports the notion that life is meant to be serious...
Letalis is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 07-02-2001, 02:43 AM   #5
Kurgan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Post

Well just for the sake of argument, a little blood would be "starwarsness" (if that means being true to the movies). ; )

And just in case anybody thinks I'm crazy, here's a scan I just did of the jewel case, it says TEEN!

<a href="http://www.public.iastate.edu/~kurgan/shogocase.jpg">Shogo Cover scan</a>
<center>
"Teen" Content ?</a>
</center>

PS: I am not saying that Shogo:MAD is a bad game, it isn't, it's pretty good actually, I am just using it as an example. ; )

Kurgan

[ July 01, 2001: Message edited by: Kurgan ]
  you may: quote & reply,
Old 07-02-2001, 03:50 AM   #6
Dethlord
 
Dethlord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 19
Angry

I tell ya what, these ESRB ratings are kinda strange. I mean, Thief 2 is rated M.

And in a lot of stores (though not as much around where I live) they actually card you if you try to buy M rated games. I mean, I just turned 17 about a month ago. Technically I couldn't have bought any of the rated M games I have now!


I was going to think up a signature but I decided that I don't want one.
Dethlord is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 07-02-2001, 04:29 AM   #7
wardz
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 926
Post

LOL Kurgan, is that a screenshot of you "showing someone the error of their ways?"

EDIT: actually having a second look at it, you can't really see THAT much. I mean, if it were clearer then perhaps you could beef up the rating. Look closer and you may see what I am trying to say.

wardz

[ July 02, 2001: Message edited by: wardz ]


Welcome to JKII.Net.

Please keep sig size to a minimum : )
wardz is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 07-02-2001, 08:37 AM   #8
Millions o' Monkeys
 
Millions o' Monkeys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Australia
Posts: 510
Post

to me it look like there r a few round balls of red stuff flying around. i dont think it should be rated more than Teen
thats only my opinion of course
Millions o' Monkeys is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Go Back   LucasForums > Network > JediKnight Series > Community > Yoda’s Swamp > Rated "Teen"

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:32 PM.

LFNetwork, LLC ©2002-2011 - All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.