Assassin’s Creed Unity rated M for Maturely Messed-up

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Dial m for murder

The ESRB has released their rating for Assassin’s Creed Unity and it’s M for Mature, which is sort of to be expected considering all the murder. But it’s not just a case of M for Murder – there are some seriously adult elements in the game.

The rating has the content descriptors: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol. Okay, so nothing we haven’t see before, although the rating summary gives more detail that proves why this title might not be suitable for those without the maturity to handle it:

This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of Arno Dorian, a man who joins the Assassins Brotherhood in 18th century France. As players follow the storyline, they undertake missions to find, stalk, and kill human enemies. Players use swords, muskets, concealed spikes, and poisonous blades to assassinate characters. Players can also engage in swordfights with armed soldiers, often resulting in characters getting impaled. Cutscenes sometimes depict civilians getting stabbed, burned at the stake, and decapitated by guillotine. Severed heads are occasionally depicted on spikes or held up in the air. The game includes some sexual material: missions referencing brothels, prostitutes; dialogue also includes sexual remarks (e.g., “Add some bestiality and a lecherous priest and I’d say you have the beginnings of a beautiful novel”; “Seven nuns seducing a parish priest into debauchery, or an enormously-endowed Benedictine sodomizing a goat named Pius?”). During the course of the game, players are sent on flashback quest to retrieve wine; while playing these memories, the camera wobbles to simulate drunkenness. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in the dialogue.

Okay, swearing in the dialogue is fine by me. But did you see some of those sexual remarks? Bestiality and sodomy are combining with religion in a gloriously offensive way. I can’t wait to hear how people critique this game – no playable women but plenty of insane sexual references? Sounds like a controversy waiting to happen. I think I’m going to just wander around brothels in the hopes of hearing these things – they’re hilarious!

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So, be sure to send the kids to bed before playing this – it seems that while the gory murder parts might be intense, the language will be even more over the top.

Last Updated: September 12, 2014

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • The Adventures of JJ

    Unity – The state of being joined or united as a whole.
    I sense some division here.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      join the crew.

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    What is it with games & their incessant need to display such gratuitous filth? I want to murder my way through a game like the gentleman I am in a polite society. Foul language has no place there.

    • The Adventures of JJ

      Hear hear

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        It’s already bad enough I’ll have to enter one of those dens of iniquity. Why, I might even be exposed to some scarlet woman’s ANKLE!

  • OVGrounded new game+++

    Normally its PG13 for the most graphic violent gore GUTS SPLATTERING AIRPORT SHOOTING MAYHEM
    and PG35 for side boob.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      And you let your brothers play those games? YOU SICK BASTARD!

      • OVGrounded new game+++

        Final Fantasy cant but help show a little side boob here and there. FFXIII got a higher rating than COD.

        • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

          That’s fucked up. Seeing tits can ONLY have a positive impact on a person. Seeing blood and gore mainly negative… Hmmmm side boob. Also it is animated so they are going to look awesome. Like unrealistically awesome. xD

    • Hammersteyn

      In Europe or Japan it would be the other way around, because the female body is a beautiful thing and violence is not meant for an immature audience

      • OVGrounded new game+++

        They even marry their anime pillows.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Best night’s sleep I ever had. I mean, that’s weird right? Er.. Umar told me.

          • The Adventures of JJ

            Oh. I meant to congratulate you.
            There it is.

          • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

            Best night sleep you will ever have. Keep the lube at hand….I mean…errr

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Don’t worry, I’m also struggling to come up with a plausible sounding reason to keep lube on hand haha.

          • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

            LULZ!

          • Dutch Matrix

            Should the lube not be elsewhere?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            You know, I can go on with this… but I’m not going to. O_o

  • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

    I was kind of thinking about something last night while watching henta…..I mean anime and the FInal Bosman. he brings up a very interesting point and I do agree though.I see a lot of people lose their minds when they see something like Dead of Alive Xtreme or Onichambra or the subject matter of the episode, Summer Lesson. You know, that Morpheus game where you’re in the room with a Japanese girl. So people get up in arms because of jiggly boobs and over sexualization, yet they’re perfectly fine with things like “find, stalk, and kill human enemies” ?…Whats the deal with that though, is sexuality that offensive to some but killing and gruesome deaths are just fine? I like Jiggly boobs, they’re fun, yet if I say that to anyone, they’ll look at me with disgust. But oh, if I should say I love killing thousands of humans in a video game, then thats fine…..

    • The Adventures of JJ

      lol

    • The Adventures of JJ

      I think the difference comes in that violence isn’t limited to a specific age/gender/race/religion. So it’s not offensive to kill people (especially if they’re using Apple products :P), but the gender, race and religion things are a sensitive subject. Will always be. Rightly so.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        hahaha you called Apple users people. Oh you!

        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          BWHAHAHAHA

      • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

        True I can understand that, but sex? Its something natural….unlike killing and Apple

        • The Adventures of JJ

          It’s difficult though to bring sex into something without objectifying a party. Honestly, but this may just be me, but I prefer games without it because it feels out of context.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            Agreed

          • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

            No doubt, me too. But I just find the polarizing sentiments against sex over violence confound

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Because slaughtering bad people in the name of truth & justice is good compared to showing a boob which will lead to evil, impure thoughts.

      • The Adventures of JJ

        And seeing moob leads to blindness.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          That might be an urban myth, but I make sure I wear a shirt before standing in front of the mirror just to be safe.

          • The Adventures of JJ

            Me too. You never know.

      • OVGrounded new game+++

        lol, that reminds me of that Youtube video of a man getting a sex chang. The moment the fake boob was slipped into his chest they blurred his nipples out because he is now a female.
        What bollocks.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          What bollocks? Is that a pun? 😀

    • OVGrounded new game+++

      America cant sell GUNs. GUNS GUNS GUNS, Get a free gun if you open a bank account with us.
      So lets rate sex higher than shooting shit.

      • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

        Yeah because clearly people are dying from too much sexy time. STOP SEXY TIME, save our kids!

      • The Adventures of JJ

        Well technically the biggest problem the US has at the moment is its people, so it’s probably safer to push sex away than guns. Can’t afford to have more people. 😉

        • OVGrounded new game+++

          Jerry Jerry Jerry Jerry Jerry

        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          I still think a global nanite dispersion whereas the nanites affect your ability to reproduce. The only way to activate reproduction is to prove financial stability and intellect AND common sense

    • Dutch Matrix

      It seems we live in a world where “fun” has become a bad thing:
      Your kid likes playing Cops and Robbers, he is violent and needs to go see a shrink.
      Your kid likes running around, he has to be put on some drug to calm him down.
      You like jiggly boobs and find the female body lovely to behold? You’re some sick pervert and the feminist brigade wants your head on a stick…

      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        Indeed, saw a pic earlier today where they use 3 images in duplicate, left row is 1980 and right row is 2014.

        Same pic used for left and right.

        First one is labelled daydreaming and the one on right is called ADHD
        Second is labelled hormones and the one on its right is called bipolar
        Third is loner and on right depression.

        Title of the pic?

        CHILDHOOD IS NOT A DISEASE

        People like to be daft

      • The Adventures of JJ

        Dutch has spoken.

    • Hammersteyn

      I dunno. In Cod it’s fine to mow down thousands of “terrorist” because some country can relate. So parents can’t see any issue with their kids playing a game like that. But don’t show boobs, heavens no. You will corrupt their perfect little soldier to be. He has to spread democracy when he’s all grown up.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        And just democracy, not the seed of democracy 😉

      • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

        Exactly, it really grinds my gears….Clearly killing people is fine but as soon as you see boobs the game is filth! Corrupting our youth one nip slip at a time

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Every time you see people losing their shit over something like this it’s because games are for kids & losers, not real people #amirite

        • Dutch Matrix

          That’s just it. Games are designed for mature audiences but studios always seems to be mindful of the kiddies.
          Even the way they are marketed. Take Mass Effect for example. Look at the cover of ME1: Cool Sci-Fi setting, Aliens. Ashley Williams in her helmet and full body armor. NOT ONE MENTION/SCREENSHOT of the romance side of it.
          Funny thing: How Mass Effect got on my radar was the outrage/scandal that broke out around the whole Femshep/Liara romance…

    • Hammersteyn
      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I can watch that story on repeat & never get bored.

        • Hammersteyn

          Best plot ever

  • Martin du preez (D4RKL1NGza)

    Bestiality & ‘outlawing’ of sodomy during the French revolution was rampant back then. So I can see where they’re coming from by putting it into the game.
    But watch the “modern hipster 20 something gaming journos” rip this game apart because of these themes because they know fuckall about history.

  • Sir GIF Sexy

    “Seven nuns seducing a parish priest” — hey, I’ve watched this por — uhm, indie art house film…

    • The Adventures of JJ

      lol

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