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Game rating

Thu, 22 Dec 2005 20:07:27


In light of recent developments, I think it's important to decide what rating we are going to comply with and stick to it no matter what. The options are following (mixed for both US and other international standards): 12 (it exists for movies in the US and AFAIK also for games in some European countries) 13 (ESRB Teen) 15 (it exists for movies in the US and AFAIK also for games in some European countries) 16 (not sure whether it still exists, I think in some European countries it did/does exist) 17 (ESRB Mature) 18 (ESRM Adults Only) Pls leave feedback, not just a vote. Notes: Explicit sexual references require AO (18), whereas if there are no such references Mature (17) always suffices, even if there are extremely violent and bloody things, like skinning people alive, genocide, wholesale slaughter, and the like (OTOH if you add to such a brutal stuff a single nude lady's picture, it's instantly AO). Not 100% sure what the two bare-breasted girls in the stained glass paintings in one of the UT maps converted to KA mean for us, dunno whether UT was Teen or Mature. The original Hexen had a Teen rating AFAIK, meaning that kind of graphical violence is allowed for 13-year-olds.
Sat, 24 Dec 2005 17:00:41


I have the original UT2004, it's rated as ESRB Mature, and I got the Hexen Deathkings CD you sent me some time ago, it's rated for people over 12 years old, it's a very different rate, as for the rate of our projects, I think we could use the same rate for Hexen. You are right in the image we converted from UT, it means we would maybe make KA with a Mature rate and our other projects could stay the same rate as the original Hexen (I don't think we will make them more bloody or sexual oriente in content, it's not the point of the game), that's my personal opinion.
Sun, 25 Dec 2005 11:22:28


Keeping Hexen's rating sounds good to me.
Sun, 16 Apr 2006 13:02:10

Crimson Wizard

Gee... I do not know, whether ANYONE takes care of these ratings??? No really. <!-- s:x --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_mad.gif" alt=":x" title="Mad" /><!-- s:x --> I've been acquainted to little children, totaly perverted by evil & violent video games to the point, that their first intention when meeting an unfriendly character in normal adventure game (quest) was "to kill that monster". <!-- s:evil: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_evil.gif" alt=":evil:" title="Evil or Very Mad" /><!-- s:evil: --> Sometimes it is funny, and sometimes not.

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