It can actually be quite different. Take for example Persona games. In Japan they are rated CERO B, something likely to get an E10+ in the US under a majority of circumstances. In the US, its rated M for the same content.Nandemonai wrote:B173 M3 wrote:I'm talking about releasing all-ages games on consoles. I know it does take money to submit a game to get a rating, but what else is the deal with them? What exactly did he mean by "it's like pulling teeth" at times?
...That's it? Having the occasionally subjective "T" rating as opposed to the expected "E" rating or the occassionally subjective "M" rating as opposed to the expected "T" rating is a reason to write off the ESRB as some kind of obstacle for VNs? I know they can be weird at times, but really, is that all there is to it?
papillon wrote:The ESRB gets pissy when they slap a vastly incorrect label on something because they didn't bother testing the product before rating it and then their rating is shown to be completely wrong.
Nargrakhan wrote:If you view the industry as a shareholder who knows NOTHING about gaming, and considers it no different than your typical banking investment, it makes a lot more sense I guess...
Lancer-X wrote:I don't think Sony would have any issues content-wise with the all-ages titles (stuff like Second Novel) although I can't deny that Sony probably sucks too much to allow it to be translated in the first place, lest something actually GOOD come out for PSP in the West; something Sony's been desperately trying to avoid.
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