View Full Version : ESRB Ratings

04-15-2002, 08:31 PM
On video games, we all notice the little white box in the lower left hand corner with the big black letter in it. The rating of a game. But do any of you really pay attention to it? Does it matter to you, or tell you anything of how the game's like? Gimme some opinions.

Mine is that I really could care. It's video gaming, and as graphic as it may get, it's our own decision of what we play.

04-16-2002, 02:20 AM
If I like the game I buy it, no matter some rating which I don't pay attention to, besides even if I should pay attention to it, I can buy every game here since I'm old enough o_o

Kool Ranch
04-16-2002, 09:59 AM
I don't care what the rating says. I own plenty of graphic games, movies, and CD's, and it doesn't bother me at all.

04-16-2002, 11:52 AM
I dont really look

04-16-2002, 12:30 PM
I dont look at the ratings either! they're is'nt a game around that can F**k me up!!!(im joking)

04-17-2002, 08:14 PM
Me being a gamer and a guy that cares (O_o). I do play the games and pay attention to the rating as well. I have a few friends who has little brothers that like to go up to my room and play with my PS2. However, I don't keep the games that I feel shouldn't be played by them. (I would allow Mortal Kombat and Bio F.R.E.A.Ks, I won't allow GTA3... =P)

But otherwise, I would just see if it actually meets up with that rating... so yeah.

04-17-2002, 08:49 PM
Nope as long as the game is good and i will enjoy it very much i don't look unless i'm bring games over to my aunts place where i can only bring games that are not teen or anything that 9 or 10 yr olds can play cause my uncle is so stingy with that. I can't wait until he is like 5 years older then i can bring my good games:Whatever:

04-18-2002, 02:51 AM
I dont care what it says...Ill get it one way or another anyway...:D

04-18-2002, 04:11 PM
Actually, I do pay attention to the ESRB ratings. They are there for a reason, in my opinion. Yes yes, goody goody me...

Bahamut ZERO
04-18-2002, 05:02 PM
I've only once been in a position where my age has caused a problem when I've bought a game. I was trying to get Command and Conquer - Red Alert from a shop, and I was refused it. I sent my Mum in to buy it for me... I didn't know the game was an 18 until I checked the back of it. My Mum didn't seem to mind, as I'm stable enough to be able to tell reality from fantasy.

There are some games that I agree should be monitored for under age people (GTA, being one of them.) However, due to the above reason, I am not in the position to judge people who do buy them underage. It's only a rough guide, and as with videoes and movies and such like, it's up to the majority of the player and the parental judgement.

04-18-2002, 08:49 PM
the ratings are pointless. i hated it when i wanted to get state of emergency, damn blockbuster. so i just went and bought it from a used game shop (they have new games for super cheap).

04-19-2002, 04:22 AM
If i like it, i buy it. Like with FF7, since FF6 was so good, i bought it before i even looked at any mag.

04-20-2002, 06:46 PM
I check ESRB ratings sometimes...If a game has an M rating it makes me want to play the game more.

Crazy Chocobo
04-20-2002, 08:34 PM
I don't care, because I think they rate everything wrong.

(idiotic rant) Perfect Dark does not deserve an M. T is more like it. I didn't really notice the blood, swearing, etc, till I really paid attention.

Half-Life, well... does not deserve an M either. It's not at all scary and the gore is pretty fake. Oh, I'll be scared of a red polygon. If only there was a rating in between.... (/idiotic rant)

04-26-2002, 07:13 AM
i look as if it mattered.

Neo Xzhan
04-29-2002, 04:52 PM
I don't really care but for some ames i make an exception.

04-30-2002, 04:15 PM
I don't care. If I want a game i'll buy it no matter what the ratings are.

Death Knight
04-30-2002, 05:46 PM
Nah, I go by magazines like Gamepro, if it looks good and has a decent story I could get Jax and Daxter or Blood Omen 2. Only groups like "We're outlawying "M" Games to people under 17 care. And ur local game dealer doesnt care either, lol.

04-30-2002, 06:03 PM
I look at it and laugh for a second

Death Knight
04-30-2002, 06:06 PM
lol, i know that feeling, lol