ESRB rates Sonic Lost World E10+ for ‘aggressive language’

The ESRB has finally posted its rating for Sonic Lost World and it decided that the game is rated E 10+, for ‘aggressive language’.  Before you freak out, its not that big of a deal, check out some of the lines they consider ‘aggressive’ below.

Rating Summary: In this action platformer, players control Sonic the Hedgehog as he attempts to stop an evil villain’s plans. As players zoom through fantastical landscapes, they collect items (e.g., gold rings and power-ups), avoid hazards, and use spin attacks to defeat robotic enemies; enemies break apart amid colorful explosions. During gameplay, characters sometimes use aggressive language (e.g., “You’re going home in a box,” ‘I’m going to skin you alive,’ and ‘I long for death’s cold embrace.’). Cutscenes also depict laser fire and explosions, as well as dialogue that references violence (e.g., “I’ll get fat from eating your black hearts,” “One second you’re contemplating genocide,” and “As long as I can still strangle a Zeti, my hands are fine.”).

What are your thoughts?


14 responses to “ESRB rates Sonic Lost World E10+ for ‘aggressive language’

  1. AdamDuffield says:

    “As long as I can still strangle a Zeti, my hands are fine.”
    Okay, Im interest in who says that and what the context is

  2. Kori-Maru says:

    My kind of SEGA game. Dat seriousness!

  3. U-10 says:

    don’t forget the infamous trailer line “Lay down and DIE!”

  4. Ben says:

    lol this almost sounds like a joke.

  5. Will says:

    Makes me hopeful we will get an actual story in a Sonic game. Something we haven’t seen in a while.

    I mean people are waaaay to quick to dismiss those lines as humor. I’m not in the mood to get into a debate about it. Just my opinion.

    • TimmiT says:

      It’d be a bad thing if they’d actually be serious with any of those lines in a Sonic game.

    • TimmiT says:

      *In any game. Half of them sound like jokes anyway and the other half sounds like them trying too hard to be dark and edgy.

  6. Ben says:

    I think it’s great that it’s E10. Means it will hopefully have a slight edge to it.

    And better than Generations’ bland-as-balls storyline.

  7. George says:

    I agree, I can see them ‘as jokes’. I really really wish they would break the 4th wall with these bad guys. I can see them telling Sonic he is going home in a box, then pulling out the game case or something.

    But anyway, we shall see. I agree with Tim, as long as its not serious I’m all for it.

  8. Kevin-N says:

    Sonic 2006 was rated 12+.

  9. LarryTheGonad says:

    As long as I can still strangle a Takashi, my hands are fine.

  10. ryo says:

    A sonic game with “aggressive language” xD

  11. Oyajitchi says:

    “That’s………….. NO GOOD!”

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