Have you seen the series ‘Elders React’ on YouTube where current trends like PSY’s Gangnam Style are shown to the older generation and their reactions are captured? Or better yet, have you heard politicians try to explain the internet as a series of tubes? If so, you know the hilarity that can follow and, a note to my future self: don’t be like that. Now, the ESRB is joining the list of “out of touch” with their rating on PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, the beat-em-up/fighter for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Some gems include:
Players use swords, energy blasters, fireballs, bazookas, and melee attacks to deplete opponents’ health in dynamically shifting environments’
During one still-frame cutscene, a woman’s posterior is partially exposed.
After the jump, the entire hilarious written rating from the ESRB.
I think the team at Robot Chicken might want to call up the ESRB for some tips.
This is a fighting game in which players engage in hand-to-hand combat against characters from various Sony videogame franchises. Players use swords, energy blasters, fireballs, bazookas, and melee attacks to deplete opponents’ health in dynamically shifting environments; the frenetic battles are accompanied by large explosions as fighters are thrown across the screen or slammed to the ground. In some stages, players can temporarily assume a first-person perspective to fire guns at on-screen characters. One bear-like fighter can perform a flatulence attack to strike opponents, resulting in green gas clouds; another male opponent is dressed in a sumo wrestling–type costume that reveals portions of his buttocks. During one still-frame cutscene, a woman’s posterior is partially exposed. The words “hell” and “bastard” can be heard occasionally in the dialogue.
Do you know any parents that actually find the ratings from ESRB useful?