Here is a statement from NIMF- the National Institute on Media and Family about the AO rating and delay of shipment.
"Take-Two's decision to temporarily suspend distribution of Manhunt 2 is a victory for parents and children," the statement reads. "Because of the their thoughtful decision to give Manhunt 2 its strongest rating, 'Adults Only,' the ESRB has sent a strong message to Take-Two and other game makers that they no longer can push the envelope on gratuitous violence in videogames. The ESRB showed real leadership in assigning this rating and further evidence it is making significant progress in keeping extremely violent and graphic materials out of children's hands."
I have a problem with this statement for 2 reasons....First of all, a victory for parents and children. Isnt that what M ratings are also meant to do: kept out of children's hands too??? For those who dont read the small print M games are for "content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older". AO games "have content that should only be played by persons 18 years and older" So M game is 17+ and AO is 18+.....whats the difference????? The NIMF is excited because this is staying out of kids hands, but M ratings are basically the same, except one is 17+ and one 18+.
Second thing I dont like is that NIMF has not even played the game and based it off the trailer. FOr those who dont rememebr the trailer didnt have much gameplay footage and wasnt any more violent than some games trailers.. I find that hipocritical since they havent even looked a tthe game and are ripping it a new ass.
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