3DS eShop Forum

Topic: So Why Exactly Is The New Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Game Rated M?

Showing 1 to 20 of 22

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Neko_Rukiafan

1. Posted:

From what I've seen it's no more mature than the previous T rated titles in the series so what's up with the M rating being slapped onto the title? :|

Owner of http://www.WiiWareWave.com est. on March 16th 2011

Currently in need of new news anchors and reviewers!

Twitter: WiiWareWave

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Morpheel

2. Posted:

Possibly because of gore, graphic scenes, sexual themes and use of alcohol or other things.

The gore part is specially augmented in this entry because of the introduction of detailed 3D environments and crime scenes.

Oops, no username pun.

Oh look! A Morphloggery.
Oh! eShop Gurus.

3DS Friend Code: 0173-1330-0080 | Nintendo Network ID: Abgarok

AuthorMessage
Avatar

RR529

3. Posted:

Yeah, I don't think the game's content is any worse than that of previous games, but the extra detail in the scenes that just happens to come with the more powerful hardware, is just enough for the ESRB to up the rating.

Currently Playing:

Godzilla: Smash 3 (AND)
Summoners War: Sky Arena (AND)
Salvo Saga (AND)

AuthorMessage
Avatar

MrWalkieTalkie

4. Posted:

Bad grammar. Children shouldn't be exposed to it, it could ruin their spelling.

Edited on by MrWalkieTalkie

https://miiverse.nintendo.net/users/Mr.WalkieTalkie
Nintendo Network ID: Mr.WalkieTalkie
3DS Friend Code: 4382-2073-7299

Chibi-Robo and Excitebiker for Smash!

AuthorMessage
Avatar

WitchSugoi

5. Posted:

Because 3D.

Current playlist: Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call, Siesta Fiesta, Kirby: Triple Deluxe

3DS Friend Code: 4184-2503-1604 | Nintendo Network ID: sasamitails

AuthorMessage
Avatar

DualWielding

6. Posted:

they got a specially strict ESRB censor this time, those things are totally subjective, I've heard it has not been rated different than previous iterations in other regions

PSN: Fertheseeker

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Noboty

7. Posted:

MrWalkieTalkie wrote:

Bad grammar. Children shouldn't be exposed to it, it could ruin their spelling.

This

Noboty

3DS Friend Code: 2793-1469-2823

AuthorMessage
AvatarStaff

WaLzgi

8. Posted:

MrWalkieTalkie wrote:

Bad grammar. Children shouldn't be exposed to it, it could ruin their spelling.

Again, its contents is not that much worse than previous installments ;)

Nintendo Life moderator and duck.

My BUY_A_WII_U_loggery

3DS Friend Code: 2234-7139-4188 | Nintendo Network ID: LzWinky

AuthorMessage
Avatar

bezerker99

9. Posted:

It's rated M for 'Meh'.

bezerker99

AuthorMessage
Avatar

GuSolarFlare

10. Posted:

maybe it rated M for "more sales thanks to preteens pretending to be mature"? :p it's just a lame joke if no one noticed

I was once a fighter in spirit alone, but not long ago I found something that was missing and became a fighter in body and mind too.
looking forward to Codename S.T.E.A.M.
salty tears tenderize true beef
my Backloggery
my Banner made by Dark-Luigi!
My Galaxy Bio also by Dark-Luigi!

3DS Friend Code: 3995-7085-4333 | Nintendo Network ID: GustavoSF

AuthorMessage
Avatar

RogueBologna

11. Posted:

http://www.esrb.org/ratings/synopsis.jsp?Certificate=10003597...

3DS Friend Code: 4768-7445-0519

AuthorMessage
Avatar

randomlypikachu

12. Posted:

because esrb has been especially sensitive to how it rates these days.

just a nintendo gamer on a nintendo related site (who wouldve seen that one coming?)
the random user name randomly became a Pikachu.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/797210197/cube-and-me - interesting kickstarter idea

AuthorMessage
Avatar

BlatantlyHeroic

13. Posted:

Let's destroy the ESRB! :D

3DS Friend Code: 0962-9923-0016

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Turnip

14. Posted:

I haven't played through all of it yet, but it's not much worse than the previous entries in the series. If I had to pinpoint the reason for its rating, I'd say the anime cutscenes contain the most graphic moments of the game.
Honestly though, it's really hard to choose a reason for its rating, due to the fact that it simply shouldn't be rated M.

Edited on by Turnip

Cringing is really fun.

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Samurai_Goroh

15. Posted:

It's rated "16" by PEGI in Europe, which is equivalent to a "Mature" rating. So, it's not just ESRB going full silly, though I'm still baffled by this.
PS: I'm also baffled that NL censors the R word. One just cannot express himself! Nintendolife, rated E for Everyone...

Just for future reference, the "r" word is offensive in some parts of the world, hence why it's censored here -Lz

Edited on by WaLzgi

Samurai_Goroh

AuthorMessage
Avatar

DarkCoolEdge

16. Posted:

Samurai_Goroh wrote:

It's rated "16" by PEGI in Europe, which is equivalent to a "Mature" rating. So, it's not just ESRB going full silly, though I'm still baffled by this.
PS: I'm also baffled that NL censors the R word. One just cannot express himself! Nintendolife, rated E for Everyone...

Just for future reference, the "r" word is offensive in some parts of the world, hence why it's censored here -Lz

Europe's 16 is not the equivalent to M. We have 18.

Europe's ratings are: 3, 7, 12, 16 and 18.

By the way, r word? What is it?

Edited on by DarkCoolEdge

Currently playing: check my backloggery
http://www.backloggery.com/DarkCoolEdge

3DS Friend Code: 3265-5151-4824 | Nintendo Network ID: DarkCoolEdge | Twitter: darkcooledge

AuthorMessage
Avatar

RR529

17. Posted:

DarkCoolEdge wrote:

Samurai_Goroh wrote:

It's rated "16" by PEGI in Europe, which is equivalent to a "Mature" rating. So, it's not just ESRB going full silly, though I'm still baffled by this.
PS: I'm also baffled that NL censors the R word. One just cannot express himself! Nintendolife, rated E for Everyone...

Just for future reference, the "r" word is offensive in some parts of the world, hence why it's censored here -Lz

Europe's 16 is not the equivalent to M. We have 18.

Europe's ratings are: 3, 7, 12, 16 and 18.

PEGI 18 = ESRB AO (18)
PEGI 16 = ESRB M (17)
PEGI 12 = ESRB T (13)
PEGI 7 = ESRB E (6)
PEGI 3 = ESRB EC (3)

I guess the only ESRB rating that doesn't have a PEGI equivalent is E10+.

Granted, not many developers make AO games, as retailers won't carry them. Not sure how it is in Europe with PEGI 18.

Edited on by RR529

Currently Playing:

Godzilla: Smash 3 (AND)
Summoners War: Sky Arena (AND)
Salvo Saga (AND)

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Spoony_Tech

18. Posted:

This is laughable that its rated M! No swearing and very little graphic violence. Does the sight of blood really warrant an M rating? If anything the translation should be rated M lol!

John 8:7 He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone.

MERG said:

I'm finding this game way too distracting. I would much rather be playing it right now rather than working!
Words to live by!!

Formerly Tech101 and OldMan-Tech
Tech

3DS Friend Code: 3050-7580-4390 | Nintendo Network ID: Spoony_Tech

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Morpheel

19. Posted:

Never underestimate the traumatizing potential potential of blood.... I guess,

Oops, no username pun.

Oh look! A Morphloggery.
Oh! eShop Gurus.

3DS Friend Code: 0173-1330-0080 | Nintendo Network ID: Abgarok

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Samurai_Goroh

20. Posted:

RR529 wrote:

Granted, not many developers make AO games, as retailers won't carry them. Not sure how it is in Europe with PEGI 18.

PEGI 18 is quite common in Europe. Games that get an M rating stateside may go either way: PEGI 16 or PEGI 18. There's no issue with a PEGI 18 rating on retailers as far as know. For instance, ZombiU is rated 18 and Resident evil revelations just 16.

Samurai_Goroh