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Why is Final Fantasy Type-0 HD rated M for Mature?

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is the first Final Fantasy title to get an M for Mature rating. Now, the ESRB has released the rating details to explain how this happened, and I understand why this isn’t T for Teen.

The content descriptors are: Blood, Drug Reference, Suggestive Themes and Violence. But it seems to go a lot further than that.

This is an action game in which players assume the role of students fighting to protect their nation from invaders. Players traverse fantasy environments and battle enemy soldiers and other creatures in melee-style combat. Players use swords, bows, firearms, and magic spells to kill various enemies (e.g., robots, blobs, mechanical beasts). Battles are accompanied by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, and large blood-splatter effects; some sequences depict blood stains on players’ screen and corpses lying in pools of blood. Cutscenes depict additional acts of violence: a man stabbing himself with a sword; a girl shot by a sniper; a character shot close-up. During the course of the game, some female characters are depicted in outfits that expose large amounts of cleavage and jiggling breasts. In one sequence, players can use a spy camera to zoom in on a female character wearing a bikini. The game includes event scenes in which a character sedates/drugs players’ character and performs unknown acts on them; it is implied that some of these acts may be of a sexual nature.

I knew the game was going to depict the gritty reality of war and as a Japanese game I assumed that there would be jiggling breasts, but I didn’t know it would also include implied rape. That certainly changes things for the game – it’s just not appropriate for a younger audience. I’m really curious to play the game. I’ve been hoping for a darker, more mature Final Fantasy game and this seems to be exactly such a title. Now to see if I should have been more careful what I wish for.

Last Updated: January 19, 2015

21 Comments

  1. Mandom (Umar)

    January 19, 2015 at 11:04

    I can’t wait. A ton of people that played the psp translation said the story is awesome and really dark. JUST WHAT I WANT… I need this in my life. I’m not keen on the mission based structure but okay, this was a psp game after all. Also…I hope they keep that Bump of Chicken song for us westerners!!!

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  2. Ryanza

    January 19, 2015 at 11:12

    Why is Final Fantasy Type-0 rated M? Because the kids who grew up playing Final Fantasy are now adults.

    Don’t Support DRM.

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    • Ceyber, The Metal Rabbit

      January 19, 2015 at 11:17

      Thanks for this logical statement (except the DRM part) ๐Ÿ˜›

      Seriously though, well-said. Not sure how to feel about the date-rape implications but the rest I’m absolutely fine with.

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 19, 2015 at 11:22

      Hahaha to the first!

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    • Mandom (Umar)

      January 19, 2015 at 11:23

      I’m still a kid ๐Ÿ˜€

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      • RinceThis

        January 19, 2015 at 11:26

        I can vouch for that!

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        • Kensei Seraph

          January 19, 2015 at 11:35

          Reading your comment after reading @Admiral_Chief:disqus really makes it seem so much weirder.

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          • Admiral Chief

            January 19, 2015 at 11:36

            Haha

      • Admiral Chief

        January 19, 2015 at 11:31

        Indeed, since we all know what weird things you like to play…

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  3. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 19, 2015 at 11:12

    Oh cool, LG is one of the enemies in the game. “blobs” ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • RinceThis

      January 19, 2015 at 11:17

      0_O

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        January 19, 2015 at 11:17

        DON’T YOU LOOK AT ME WITH DISAPPROVAL, MISTER CENSOR MAN!

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        • RinceThis

          January 19, 2015 at 11:18

          I will block you!

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          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 19, 2015 at 11:18

            That’s what she said!

          • RinceThis

            January 19, 2015 at 11:22

            HAHAHAH

          • ToshZA

            January 19, 2015 at 11:35

            LOL!

  4. RinceThis

    January 19, 2015 at 11:17

    Mmm, this is new…

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    • Mandom (Umar)

      January 19, 2015 at 11:24

      Good new right? Nothing overly convoluted like Fal’cie and stuff

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  5. RinceThis

    January 19, 2015 at 11:22

    Is the Typo-o for the blood type? Japanese believe a lot about that!

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  6. Hammersteyn

    January 19, 2015 at 11:25

    “it is implied that some of these acts may be of a sexual nature.” A Japanese student in a schoolgirl uniform. You don’t say… Irregardless, still gonna buy this. Blood in a FF game? Be still my beating heart.

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