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Well, the other day my friend and I were playing SF:Assault, and he started complaining about the game's "Teen" rating... and the fact that whenever you blast someone in multiplayer how they fly up in the air rather than falling to the ground. Basically how there was really nothing that actually classifies it as a "Teen" game (blood, language, suggestive themes, etc.), and it got me thinking, does the series need to be "darker"? SFAdventures kind of pulled the same thing, though it was a little 'edgier' than Assault was.

Star Fox Command went to a more "cartoony"-look than the last few games in the series, but to me, the plot and characters seemed a lot more mature. The whole relationship with Fox and Krystal, the Anglar Empire... just about everything.

If the series were to get darker, what would you personally like to see change? I bring this up because I am a game designer in-training, and opinions on subjects like this are necessary for me to get a feel for what the public wants.

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This series being a primary Nintendo IP, the darkest thing Nintendo has is the Metroid Prime series; and that isn't that dark.

Given that information, if the Star Fox series gets darker, it would be as dark as the Metroid Prime series.

Nintendo would make it darker if 2 things came of it:

1. It didn't piss any parents off

2. It had potential for good profit.

Thats the hard reality about Nintendo, to most people its all fun times and lollipops, but at the core it's a business that makes money.

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Well that's the whole point of the T rating isn't it? To be the middle ground between less voilent and mature to while not over the top yet more mature themes. Mature doesn't mean buckets of blood, cussin' left and right it means things that young kids may not be able to comprehend. I think it should be changed to something like R but back on topic:

I like the series the way it is, if it was too dark it would lose the whole atmosphere that was built in '93. SF64 wasn't dark and it sold like hotcakes. If anything the series needs to stick to its shooter roots.

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Well, Krystals outfit was a little showing, Large Brest, and not all the way covered at the top, so that could have pushed the ESRB some. I don't know, Maybe it was the ending, the first time I saw it, I really thought it was the end of the series, it was sad and touchey.

But then again

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'Darker'?

Well then,that would mean that Fox would make quite the little nogitsune, don't you think? <_<

*gets strange looks from everyone* Okay, I'll shut up now.

;)

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I wouldn't say the series is getting darker.

I beleive it's becoming more emotional in plot while keeping some innocence and that's a good direction to go in.

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I do not think that making the series darker would make it any better at all. I think the Teen rating is just fine. Adding more violence or  anything else would seem pointless and turn me off to the series all together.

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I would like to see a little more realism in areas such is in the pilot and on-foot sequences.  Maybe a little bit of blood, here and there, but no over-the-top gore like limbs being blown off or anything.  That and a tearing of the uniform to indicate injury or damage, as long as it isn't overly revealing.  Also with the voice acting, allow the limited use of minor cursing in extremely pressing situations, where it would likely be appropriate.  Even with all these additions, I doubt it would be enough to earn a game a "M" rating.

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I would like to see a little more realism in areas such is in the pilot and on-foot sequences.  Maybe a little bit of blood, here and there, but no over-the-top gore like limbs being blown off or anything.  That and a tearing of the uniform to indicate injury or damage, as long as it isn't overly revealing.  Also with the voice acting, allow the limited use of minor cursing in extremely pressing situations, where it would likely be appropriate.  Even with all these additions, I doubt it would be enough to earn a game a "M" rating.

Yeah, that's pretty much how I pictured it, too. I don't know if Nintendo would be down with the whole "swearing" thing, but it'd be nice to get a little more realism out of the dialogue, as well.

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Well, when it comes to the whole swearing thing, just listen to the script in Assault.  There's several places where a substitute for darker language doesn't seem to cut it, especially when the situation is dire.  I mean, think about these things in real-life scenarios.

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I agree with Four Eyed-Vulpine, it needs to have more mature language in it, maybe even the word Damn would work, but no S or F-bombs because that would turn me off to the series, and i am a DIE HARD Star Fox fan. :D

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