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Australian We Dare Remains PG, DoA: Dimensions Becomes Mature

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.

Dead or Alive: Dimensions Review

Fighters are no stranger to Nintendo’s portable consoles, but up until now most titles on the market weren’t really worth mentioning. So it is a bit strange to suddenly see third parties bring full blown console fighters to Nintendo’s portable ring with surprising results. On the 3DS we’ve gotten solid versions of both Super Street Fighter IV and, at least from what I’ve heard, BlazBlue. Both of these titles have been big in recent years across all platforms, but the Dead or Alive series has been quiet for the last half decade, minus some beach vacations. Dead or Alive: Dimensions on the 3DS brings the series back. But does the series still shine on a hand-held?

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