You might not expect what appears to be a cutesy JRPG to boast a heavy "M"-Mature rating. But you know, sometimes there's a whole lot of innuendo beneath that "cutesy" setting.
Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel is supposed to be the final entry in the series and it'll hit the PlayStation 3 in March. It'll probably include a mix of traditional role-playing elements and unique features, which the fans likely expect. But according to the ESRB , there's something else to consider…and it's best if you read their description:
"Some power moves cause female characters' clothes to vanish in layers. The characters are often depicted holding (covering) their breasts, wearing only underwear, or standing behind strips of light that obscure their genitals."
Really? There are even parts where a male character asks a woman to strip, and there are several "suggestive moans and comments" throughout. If you're wondering what the ESRB's definition of "suggestive" is, consider the following quotes from the game- "Aoto's putting his hand inside Soma" and "Fumble around every inch inside of her…you will find what you're looking for… !" Well then. Guess we discovered the reasons behind the rating, now didn't we?
For JRPG fans, the last Ar Tonelico installment may be high on the priority list.
Related Game(s): Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel