The more I see game descriptions by the ESRB, the ratings board for North America, the more I think the person who writes the descriptions is either high or drunk on the job. They really do go into full detail into things that ordinary people would look over. Of course, it’s for legal reasons so the legal side will be able to provide adequate warning on sexual content in games, but when a description such as the one for Dante’s Inferno appears, I can’t help but laugh.
“The game also contains some sexual content and depictions of nudity. During one sequence, a distraught demon-like creature seizes Dante’s right hand and slowly guides it across her bare chest; during another, “shade minions” in high heels moan lustfully — in the Lust level — as tentacles protrude fromtheir stomachs, their lower regions. As for the nudity: a tapestry-style (hand-drawn) image of a topless woman embracing a man; the same art-style depicting a slave woman — breasts exposed — lying on the floor withthe guilt-ridden; a naked womanon a stone slab levitating in the air (only her breasts are fully defined); the aforementioned topless Cleopatra; and a bluish devil/demon in boss-battle mode — its penis visible during the flying and fire-spewing, the standing around (there are equivalent physics applied to female/male body parts).”
I have no idea what “the flying and fire-spewing” is related to and nor do I really want to, but I can see just from reading the above that Dante’s Inferno is going to cause a riot in the press. The thing is, would this use of nudity be considered in good taste or is it just used for laughs? Leave a comment below with what you think.