Rated 12+ in Europe, but Mature in NA? Why?

Coming from someone who's an European, I've noticed that the game is rated 12+ on Windows Store. This is fine with me... though I haven't played the JP version too much, but this game looks like it might have some things that warrants this rating.

However, this game is Mature Rated in NA or at least, outside of Europe. I don't get what makes this game Mature rated, usually if the game is M rated on NA then really high/good chances are it'd be 16+ or 18+ in EU. Which makes me think the rating discrepancy implies this game may have more than I'll be expecting.

Is there any content that makes the rating mature? Besides, of course, the breasts for the perverts, of course. And I'm not going to play as a female, just as a head up.

@Michele you lost me at the breast for perverts part. Way to assume and make generalizations.

@Michele said in Rated 12+ in Europe, but Mature in NA? Why?:

Besides, of course, the breasts for the perverts, of course.

An european wouldnt say or think something like this. Congratulations for the latest troll post, here we go :

@Michele said in Rated 12+ in Europe, but Mature in NA? Why?:

Is there any content that makes the rating mature? Besides, of course, the breasts for the perverts, of course.

real life should be M rated as well just because all women got "breasts for the pervs" ... how stupid is that xD reminds me of all the censorship posts...hey lets censor boobs too cause of all the pervs in game who sexualize women...now let that sink

The game has plenty of "breast for perverts" and pole and chair sexual dance emotes pretty much emulating soft core porn. And the biggest problem is that it's being done in the public lobbies, so even if you don't want to do that stuff yourself, you will still see it quite often. So if that passes as content for a 12 year old in Europe, dunno what to say about whoever reviewed it.

This became the kind of game you have to play alone in your room and not bring relatives in...

@ZorokiHanuke said in Rated 12+ in Europe, but Mature in NA? Why?:

The game has plenty of "breast for perverts" and pole and chair sexual dance emotes pretty much emulating soft core porn. And the biggest problem is that it's being done in the public lobbies, so even if you don't want to do that stuff yourself, you will still see it quite often. So if that passes as content for a 12 year old in Europe, dunno what to say about whoever reviewed it.

This became the kind of game you have to play alone in your room and not bring relatives in...

I mean...you could go to non populated blocks or Franca's. Liking breasts doesnt make you a pervert btw, cause if thats the case every straight male, bi male, bi female and lesbian on earth is a perve. For reference here is what a pervert actually is https://www.google.com/search?q=pervert+definition&oq=pervert+def&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l4.6157j1j9&client=ms-android-cricket-us-revc&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

@Michele said in Rated 12+ in Europe, but Mature in NA? Why?:

Coming from someone who's an European, I've noticed that the game is rated 12+ on Windows Store. This is fine with me... though I haven't played the JP version too much, but this game looks like it might have some things that warrants this rating.

However, this game is Mature Rated in NA or at least, outside of Europe. I don't get what makes this game Mature rated, usually if the game is M rated on NA then really high/good chances are it'd be 16+ or 18+ in EU. Which makes me think the rating discrepancy implies this game may have more than I'll be expecting.

Is there any content that makes the rating mature? Besides, of course, the breasts for the perverts, of course. And I'm not going to play as a female, just as a head up.

The 12+ rating is actually an error, if you actually go to PEGI's website you'll see it listed as 16+.

In Australia we have the opposite situation; Steam lists the game's rating as MA15+ even though the trailers on Steam and the Classification on the rating board's website shows an M rating.

@XenoBladeX37645 As I posted in my newest suggestion thread, my beef is less with the outfits and showing of skin, and more with the animations that make that skin showing 1000% more lewd. So I replied here with what the OP himself called it, as I assumed he wasn't too interested in seeing so much skin.

@Scerms77 said in Rated 12+ in Europe, but Mature in NA? Why?:

@Michele said in Rated 12+ in Europe, but Mature in NA? Why?:

Besides, of course, the breasts for the perverts, of course.

An european wouldnt say or think something like this. Congratulations for the latest troll post, here we go :

My vote is they are some Midwestern early to mid teen who barely got their results back from the 23&Me / Ancestry DNA spit bag and combined all of the EU as a singular nation, race and culture, simply to give themselves some footing in their... interesting complaint, while checking out the ratings across the globe.

Might seem like a lot of effort for a troll post for some, I come from the era where Rainz killed King Britannia just for S&Gs and to troll the devs in UO. So, seemingly some effort might make for some entertainment.

My favorite part is not their "breast for pervs" comment but, they just giving us a heads up that they are not rolling a female character.

@Michele said in Rated 12+ in Europe, but Mature in NA? Why?:

And I'm not going to play as a female, just as a head up.

Yep, cause only pervs roll female characters.

@Viola-Lance hah, thanks for the chuckle.

I think it maybe because of how some of the players put out what can be considered lewd stuff in PSO2, so in order to keep from banning those accounts, they made the rating for Mature. I think that it's stupid, but Microsoft and Steam seem to disagree with me.

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thats from germany as far as i know we are in Europe so i would say rated 12+ is a lie ;oD

PSO2 as listed on the Microsoft Store vs as listed on PEGI's website PSO2_PEGI.png

Opposite situation with PSO2 in Australia: PSO2_OFLC.jpg

My "Ms Store" says "USK 16" second Picture and Steam says the same dunno about Mature or MA 15+ dont know that rating and what age it should sugget then

btw PEGI is only a suggestion for Parrents or who want to Buy the game and USK is a mandatory rating

@TuraelFA Our rating system goes:

(These are 'advisory' rating with no restrictions on who can buy games rated as such)

  • G
  • PG
  • M

(These are 'restricted' ratings)

  • MA15+
  • R18+

Games which are rated "M" by the ESRB are are usually given an MA15+ or R18+ rating though of course this varies from game to game. (For instance... Dead or Alive 3 has a T rating while Dead or Alive Xtreme has an M rating, in Australia Dead or Alive 3 was given a MA15+ rating while Dead or Alive Xtreme (a game with revealing clothing and 'jiggle physics') got a PG rating... which is the same kind of rating that games like Pokemon get)

This is the rating assigned to PSO2 by out rating board: download.jpg

Though ONLY in the Steam page is it listed as "MA15+".