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Do you think GTA should be rated as "Adults Only" (AO)

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Poll: Do you think GTA should be rated as "Adults Only" (AO) (43 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you think GTA should be rated as "Adults Only" (AO)

  1. Yes. (21 votes [48.84%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 48.84%

  2. No. (22 votes [51.16%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 51.16%

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Brian_O_Malley
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#31

Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by Brian_O_Malley, 3 weeks ago.

a little Off Topic, but i don't understand why GTA can't ramp up its violence while avoiding the dreaded AO rating.

While i go around los santos headshooting people like this

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I can do much worse in the Commonwealth of Fallout

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and while the general setting in Fallout is a fantasy world, and killing gouls and mutants isn't a big deal, you can still blow innocent people's limbs and eat their flesh in an almost normal-looking place like a farm or bar... this isn't really a light and fantasy subject.
But fallout isn't AO, as far as i know.

So why GTA would risk an AO with more violence?

 

Because they done it before
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And apparently they were testing it out in the beta stages of V

Fallout is a great series as well, Pretty f*cked up though, Did you know you could kill children and become a porn actor in the old games? in 1 or 2 i think

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#32

Posted 2 weeks ago

I only played GTA 3 Vice City and san Andreas and the GTA don't contain an extreme violence ; you can't cut people in 2 with a chainsaw, you won't find skinned corpses hanged by the the feet or impaled, you can't explode the corpses like in Half-Life so in my opinion an adult only rating would a bit exaggerated.


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#33

Posted 2 weeks ago

a little Off Topic, but i don't understand why GTA can't ramp up its violence while avoiding the dreaded AO rating.

While i go around los santos headshooting people like this

I can do much worse in the Commonwealth of Fallout

and while the general setting in Fallout is a fantasy world, and killing gouls and mutants isn't a big deal, you can still blow innocent people's limbs and eat their flesh in an almost normal-looking place like a farm or bar... this isn't really a light and fantasy subject.
But fallout isn't AO, as far as i know.

So why GTA would risk an AO with more violence?


The setting changes everything. GTA world, no matter what year the story takes place in, always appear closer to the world we are living in, unlike Fallout.

I'm no psychologist so I can't explain. But I do feel more 'sorry' when I blow up GTA3 peds to pieces, compared to blowing innocent NPC over Fallout 4 to chunks even though FO4 gore has more detail than GTA3.

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#34

Posted 2 weeks ago

Many of those who voted 'yes' probably started playing the series since they were 12 years old. 


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#35

Posted 2 weeks ago Edited by mzt, 2 weeks ago.

Many of those who voted 'yes' probably started playing the series since they were 12 years old.

 
In my case, yes; first played San Andreas when i was 12 because i had to listen to my friends talking about Vice City and San Andreas at the school lunch table for three years and couldn't say anything. I think it would be true of 80%+ of everyone on this forum who have been playing before IV came out, that they started playing before they were old enough to buy the game themselves. It does't make it right, and it's no reason for Rockstar to crib their content to appeal to younger players. Now adult gamers are on the internet which has no restrictions on advertising and discussing AO-rated games.
 
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The wording on the ESRB website concerning AO is: "Content suitable only for adults ages 18 and up. May include prolonged scenes of intense violence, graphic sexual content and/or gambling with real currency." -- And M may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language.
 
Then if you look up the rating description for Manhunt 2 on PC, it's: "Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs" which is the exact same description as the M-rated versions, showing that the ESRB cannot be trusted to write good descriptions.  :pp  What seems to have got Manhunt 2 was especially graphic and visceral depictions of violence (described in this link, not pictured) which were cut out in the M-rated version; much more than blowing off chunks of mutant flesh or severing the limbs of pedestrians.


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#36

Posted 2 weeks ago

Nah, I'm fine with the way it is, in fact, I fail to see the point of that.

Though I would support the change if we had more visceral and gore violence, I'm talking about REAL entry/exit bullet hole wounds and dismemberment.

I find it quite egregious to blast at point-blank with a 12-gauge and only see some blood pond on the sidewalk and some katchup on their bodies, almost immersion breaking if you ask me.
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#37

Posted 2 weeks ago

It already is 'Adults Only' is it not?  It's 18+ anywhere I can think of at least.  Or do you mean, off shelves and you need to go asking where it's kept?  Wouldn't make uch of a difference I don't think.


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#38

Posted 2 weeks ago Edited by Brian_O_Malley, 2 weeks ago.

Many of those who voted 'yes' probably started playing the series since they were 12 years old. 

 

And i say most people who voted 'no' are still underage, Or fans of V


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#39

Posted 2 weeks ago Edited by jaljax, 2 weeks ago.

Coming from realistic violence it kinda looked that way in Gta III with the limbs falling off from explosion's & shooting's

 

Other then that i'd like them to step up the rating, but if anyone think's that's going to stop children's parent's from buying AO rating game's for they're kid's you'd be mistaken lol just saying ... 





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