Ringwraith wrote:It's more an issue of the character's apparent ages, as that crosses into legal and ethical minefields, and a mere 'M' won't cover that.
I suppose. Their ages don't matter as much in Japan like I said, where the age of consent is far lower, low enough that fanservice like this can probably be "legally acceptable", i'm not an expert on the matter though so don't take my word for it. But like you said, just because it flies there, doesn't mean it'll fly here.
I mean, imagine being a NIS fan in Japan and hearing your game is being censored for your culture simply to cater to a culture halfway across the globe. You'd be ticked. Censorship like that I believe anybody could find unacceptable.
There is no reason in my mind why CH should be creating their games with the rules of foreign cultures such as what we're seeing here, because that's what companies like NISA are for. And with that in mind, I wonder what NISA will do with Mugen Souls, and that's where we're at. We can't really speculate much further than this until we have more information, which will hopefully be sometime soon.
Can't NISA, at the very least, pull a Record of Agarest War and have a behind-the-counter version of the game? Or, they could pull a Nightclub and have some sort of DLC voucher so that you can see the censored content, but you have to be logged online to do it. IIRC, the Saboteur did exactly this because they were in the same exact situation that NISA is finding themselves in now.
Also, NIS isn't making this game by the way, just so you know.
Oops. well, Mugen Souls was really more of a collaboration so it slipped my mind. I still stand behind my rant.