Take-Two has informed GamePolitics that the ESRB has rated Manhunt 2 "Adults Only."
"The ESRB has issued an (((initial))) rating of AO (Adults Only) for Manhunt 2." Does that mean it is not official yet? I certainly hope so. I really hope things dont get any worse for Take-Two.
I bet Jack Thompson is happy as hell today.
"Initial" means that, because the game is unreleased, Rockstar has the chance to edit the game and resubmit it for rating - but I think that the chance that Rockstar would change their game to get an M rating is slim.
i'm sure more than Jack Thompson is happy...i'm guessing lots of concerned individuals (parents especially) are happy as well. if not happy then at least content with the rating...
the rating system may suck but at least the ESRB understand "free market"
who cares that it have an Adults Only rating i am 16 and i am going to do anything to buy that game, for the ps2 of course, wii sucks!! HAHAHAHA
You see, this is the reason that guys like Thompson can stand on thier soapbox and try to preach about, to be quite honest, games that are blatantly unsuitable for minors should not be banned - there just has to be greater control on them.
While I am definately against a ban on any kind of freedom of expression - especially as you are not actualy killing anyone, but merely playing a role in a game. It does seem to me that certain games, only certain games mind should not be allowed to be purchased by minors.
And anothet thing - evidently, the Wii version seems to be the better verion than the ps2 game - for once.
well if your using the wiimote as a weapon in the game, like using an axe for example, of course its going to be the superior version, if you think about it, it should be rated AO. Its the first time EVER i ever seen a game thats rated AO. If you played the first game, you know how crazy it is.
This is exactly why games like this should be banned outright, when a 16 year old kid is getting this excited and vowing to 'anything' to get the game.
I am all for freedom of speech and expression, but there is a point where we need to draw the line. Some people out there, even some of those old enough to purchase the game at an AO rating are simply not mentally able to play games like Manhunt and separate it from reality.
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IF they can't distinguish from virtual world and reality when it comes to video games then i'm terrified thinking who has a licence out there.. cause maybe they wouldn't be able to tell if they are driving a real car or playing Forza 2.. and that terrifies me...
c'mon.. hes 16 and lets face it.. kids can get their hands on everything these days.. guns, drugs and the most evil of them all.. AO VIDEO GAMES!
The Wii makes the game more interesting with cleaner graphics than that jaggish system you call PS2. I don't know about you but I am buying Manhunt 2 for the Wii on Amazon.com!!!
2.I hope they dont cut the game to get M rating.
Cutting it may be only way to save sales.
Not only does Wal-Mart not carry AO games, neither will Best Buy (nor a lot of other retailers).
True but I hope they dont.
They can do what movies have done for years, release two versions:
1.Manhunt 2 rated M (Cut)
2.Manhunt 2 Unrated Directors Cut / Rated AO (Uncut)
Even I could edit a movie taking out nudity n sh!t... but editing a game is a lot harder... a lot of programing that's like making the game for an extra console... think about it...
What does this have to do with freedom of speech?
This has NOTHING to do with freedom of speech. That ammendment was referring to citizens of the United States having the freedom to speak however they want about the U.S. government. Nowhere in there does it mention video games or the ESRB.
Manhunt 2 will be an amazing game. Why can't Thompson focus on something that actually HARMS America...like Alcohol or Tobacco?
We, as gamers, should turn the attention on the actual problem here...parents. Letting your 8-year-old play an AO-rated game...or M-rated for that matter...is a TERRIBLE decision.
I think we should have a "manhunt" for these irresponsible parents and "crackdown" on what they're doing. If we continue to go with the "flow", gaming as we know it could become the next "pitfall" in society. "No one lives forever" you know.
SHUT UP...I ENJOYED IT!
Terrible news :( Rockstar will most likely HAVE to cut stuff... T2 sure doesn't want to publish a game with an AO rating. Why? Sales implications would be enormous... Best Buy, Target, and Wal-mart do not stock AO titles.
haha w/e man...some ppl act like 15 and 16 are jus good little boys and girls .hahahhaa no matter what you say or do u are NOT gonna stop a underage kid from doin what they want...if only you knew what teens at this age already do..yea exactly...so i dont care either f^^kin way bc im 20 and i can buy it and w.e ...
you know what i hope this game does stupendously well, just so that we can stick it to their faces. dumb inbreds banning the game here and doing other stuff in us. this game will get banned in so many other countries aswell, trust me. germany and australia are much stricter than UK and US. we'll just have to wait and see what happens
oh and this is the second game (to my knowledge) to have ever have been banned from the uk. i wonder if its because its that bad or they want to set an example. mmmm maybe ill just import from ireland
Well this means I'm hitting up the indi games stores for this title.
I'll pay even more for it.
Sadness is another Wii game thats suppose to be a AO title.
I didn't know Sadness was going to be AO. It better be freakin' GOOD!
Rumor has it will be AO rated.
It will at least be M rated due to the killing in the game.
It's suppose to mess with your head and prey on your fears.
OKay.. ratings are there to help the parent..
but the thing is the concerned parents know what their kids are playing.. however the majority will be like... OKAY BILLY U WANT THE ONE ON THE LEFT... OKAY :-) and hugs all around and they don't even bother to look at the game..
so why ban it.. the concerned kid's parents already took those games outa the house.. so hes prolly gonna go to his buddy's house to play it.. simple as that
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