Not too long ago, a number of people pointed out how Sonic Lost World had been given a higher age rating than previous titles, which seemed a little confusing given how all footage shown shows a very cartoony Sonic game. Even the CG sequences in the trailers give the impression of a harmles cartoon.
However, eagle eye’d fans might have spotted the reason why the rating is higher than usual. According to the notes in the ESRB rating, the game has a few lines of questionable dialogue.
Now, before you all read these and ‘react’ bear in mind, these lines of dialogue are completely out of context… there is however… one which even I have to admit is a tad dark and a little questionable. See if you can guess which one it is. Below is the rating summary in full, I have highlighted the dialogue segments for you.
“Rating Summary: In this action platformer, players control Sonic the Hedgehog as he attempts to stop an evil villain’s plans. As players zoom through fantastical landscapes, they collect items (e.g., gold rings and power-ups), avoid hazards, and use spin attacks to defeat robotic enemies; enemies break apart amid colorful explosions. During gameplay, characters sometimes use aggressive language (e.g., “You’re going home in a box,” ‘I’m going to skin you alive,’ and ‘I long for death’s cold embrace.’). Cutscenes also depict laser fire and explosions, as well as dialogue that references violence (e.g., “I’ll get fat from eating your black hearts,” “One second you’re contemplating genocide,” and “As long as I can still strangle a Zeti, my hands are fine.”).”
Erm… thats a tad dark. What do you guys think? some of it can easilly come off as being joky and light hearted… except for, ‘that one.’
Source: ESRB’s website (Thanks to everybody who sent this one in).