Oh. I didnt realize the date was actually announced. =D
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@Archetype-Luna You are mistaken; im not talking about legal or illegal; im talking about a 'legal team' as in a team of people that work with ratings boards and other legal matters. Its not strictly "illegal" per se; but trying to get this sort of content past a ratings board would be very difficult as it would confer a heavy fine or a higher-than-desirable rating on your game.
I use the word 'legal' only as a reference to the general arm of a company that handles legal matters (not specifically if something is legal or illegal; it houses lots of other functions past just that simple term)
Likewise video game ratings board are very different than say anime / television ratings boards; so idk what you're trying to equate here. Kinda apples vs oranges.
@YagyuChan Ive worked for a few gaming companies over the years and I can at least confirm for you (while I was not part of the legal team) that legal would have absolutely never allowed something like this (even depicted as just 'art on a card' for instance); because it would have been an absolute nightmare to actually get through ratings
tbqh its probably less a vindictive NA localization team and more following NA laws / guidelines. Im not entirely up to date but I have to imagine the NA ratings boards wouldnt allow even 'digital' underage / teen nudity without either heavy fines or getting some pornographic rating slapped on the game.
To that end, the word 'slave' within context to just the 'name' of a weapon probably doesnt even ping on the NA rating board. Because context is key as far as these things go.
Until you actually change american laws / regulations; you will likely always see this sort of change within the gaming industry specifically.
That being said; its also horrifically heteronormative in how the ratings are done too. Notice how we have 90000 different skimpy-nipple-paste-and-thong outfits for female models etc (because that is their main target demographic / what sells). Justifying that on a child-like model (or one that is canonically supposed to be "underage") is likely what they are trying to avoid
I think my issue with the fight is that its poorly balanced depending on your class / setup. I finally beat it as Summoner / Fighter but I cant fathom how like... tech / force would possibly be able to do this fight. Even if you time your dodges on those classes and use the 'shortened dodge ring'; she attacks with such frequency in phase 2 that ~7 minutes wouldnt be long enough to actually take her down even if you didnt make any mistakes.
My problem is not being able to do enough damage in phase 2 with having to constantly dodge and heal a pet (Jinga still works nicely); I can push her to phase 2 at about 4-5 minutes left mark; but then Phase 2 is basically never ending attacking with absurdly high damage (one hit from her and im dead).
I dont mind dark souls mechanics as I love those games too; but this isnt really dark souls =[