Ubisoft’s controversal party game, We Dare, has been kept at a PG rating despite calls from parents as well as Ubisoft themselves.
Gamespot reported that the recommendation by Ubisoft for the game to be classed as a Mature title, showing that this was always meant to be an adult party game, was ignored – similar to Europe where We Dare recieved a 12+. The Classification Review Board reviewed their classification, and decided that the game was suitably rated, though would give consumer advice of “Mild Sexual Refrences” An example of these refrences is a mini-game called “The More You Dare”, where players are encouraged to remove as many clothes as possible in fifteen seconds.
Some of the filler text is also rather questionable, with ‘Many women prefer men who look like their fathers. This is called sexual imprinting’ among such phrases. The whole ordeal have led to Ubisoft cancelling plans for a US and UK release, but have Australia got it right? Or has something gone a bit wrong?
Evidence points to maybe the latter, as this is the second game to be re-reviewed, with Dead or Alive: Dimensions also being reconsidered, this time being upgraded to a Mature rating, citing that the game was “not demonstrated during the initial application process” – which is surely how people find out what’s in it?
It’s not been a good time for the notoriously harsh Australian Board, who have banned games such as Left 4 Dead 2 due to the content. Only time will tell if they can get back to actually playing a game to see what’s in it, rather than toss a rating at it.