Devil Survivor Overclocked Survives An ESRB Analysis With A Teen Rating

By Spencer . June 12, 2011 . 1:30pm

The ESRB just rated Devil Survivor Overclocked this past week, which means it’s the second time they’re perusing the game, in a sense.

Overclocked got a Teen rating just like the original DS game, but for fun, we dug up the older game’s rating to compare the two:

 

Devil Survivor Overclocked

 

This is a strategy role-playing game in which players battle demons that have overrun Tokyo. From a 3/4–overhead perspective, players use guns, swords, and magical spells to engage demons and human characters in turn-based combat (e.g., selecting attacks/weapons from a menu screen); enemies disappear when defeated. During one sequence, a police officer summons a demon to kill a suspected thief (e.g., “I’m sorry . . . but you get the death penalty . . . Die! Die! Die!” and “Did a policeman really just . . . kill that guy . . .?”); the man is briefly depicted lying in a small pool of blood. A handful of other scenes contain similar portrayals of blood and violence. During the course of the game, some female characters are depicted in outfits that expose moderate amounts of cleavage; players can also access a gallery mode in which some creatures appear to be partially nude, though these images contain no discernible details (i.e., nipples or genitalia). The words “d*ck,” “pr*ck,” and “a*s” can be heard in the dialogue.

 

Devil Survivor

 

This is a role-playing game (RPG) in which players battle demons that have overrun Tokyo. The majority of gameplay involves navigating through menus and triggering events that advance the storyline about escaping or stopping the demons. Combat is turn-based, as players select from several attacking, guarding, or defensive moves. In two instances, small pools of blood form around the bodies of fallen citizens. The blood quickly disappears as the storyline continues. During the course of the game, some female demons are depicted wearing outfits that expose deep cleavage; other demons are dressed in fur that barely covers their breasts or pelvic regions. Characters frequently use expletives (e.g., ‘a*s,’ ‘pr*ck,’ ‘damn,’ and ‘hell’) in the dialogue.

 

Devil Survivor Overclocked is due out on August 23rd. Devil Survivor 2 will follow early next year.


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  • http://www.myspace.com/Juan_Rod bluejuan85

    But I like the games (SMT) when they get the M rating. :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Snow/1413496407 Justin Snow

      Just say alot of bad language in your head a picture partial nudity and it’ll be like play an M rated one :D

      • kylehyde

        I just have to say epic comment good sir.

        Seriously you are completaly right about those points, actually this appears the only difference between a M rated game from a T rated.

        I remember when I played SMT: strange journey (the other SMT on DS) and is funny to think how Jimenez covered very well the first point and how many of the demoness covered (or should I say uncovered) the second point. Aside of this, I didn’t see many reasons for the game to get an M rated.

        • http://www.myspace.com/Juan_Rod bluejuan85

          I actually found the M rating on this series as a tradition.

          • Zero_Destiny

            Hm I kinda see what you mean but it’s not really that big of a tradition. The original game had a Teen rating and PERSONA 1 remake on the PSP has a Teen rating. Heck PERSONA 1 on the PSOne had a Kids-to Adults rating. Then there’s DemiKids which had a Everyone rating. SMT games have been all over the board. They’re not all Mature (rating) games.

  • http://www.facebook.com/trevor.nicolaysen Trevor Nicolaysen

    Gallery?  Is that the “compendium” listed (but greyed out) on the website?
    It would probably break the game to be able to grab back demons, so a gallery would work for it.  I still kind of hope it’s a traditional compendium though.  XD

  • amagidyne

     Rated “T” for flagrant defiance of gravity.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

    no EU release? aw :(

  • AnimeRemix

    Amazon.com has Devil Survivor: OVERCLOCKED listed for a February 14th, 2012 release… Hope this doesn’t mean the game is getting pushed back again…

    • OneOkami

      Look at Devil Survivor 2′s release date then imagine you’re an Amazon employee who is tired and not paying close attention to what you’re doing :P. (Of course thats just a guess but hey…)

  • http://profiles.google.com/qetuo91 Victor Estrada

    Pr*ck? Do they mean prick? That’s an expletive? 

    • Enma_Kozato

      I was asking the same thing.

      • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

        Yeah, Im trying to figure out when that was ever an expletive.

        • Yui

          Perhaps it’s just a British thing? Over here it can be used pretty pejoratively. Calling someone a “prick” is a fairly nasty thing to do!

    • Barrylocke89

      And it’s apparently worse than Damn, since they spelled the whole word out for that.

    • Tommy Lee
  • Matthew Emirzian

    Looks like a good game.

  • Shadow_Raskolnik

    Are they adding weapons into the game now?

    The reason I’m asking is because the summery states that you can equip guns and swords as well as select weapons on the battlescreen.

  • PrinceHeir

    can’t wait for this :D

    i wonder if they’re gonna add a “Overclocked” version of the DS2?

  • Zio_Name

    A monospaced font? Atlus, you can do better, technically speaking =/

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/GJD6KMPFMNNIHFKRN6FI76P5KA Allison

    The first time around they managed to miss a police officer murdering a civilian? Maybe I could just offer to do their job with twice the efficiency for one-third the cost.

    • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

      I would say a different group of random raters rated each game. I cant imagine everyone would notice the same thing in a lengthy rpg. (plus the cost is so little anyway)…

  • KeyCross

    Wait…equip guns and blades? I thought this game extended the game 1 day and improved the graphics only.

    The only “weapon” I saw was a hacked Nintendo DS…So yeah, use that “attack” action while imagining hitting monsters with your NDS and save the world…or conquer it…or simply give up and get the worst ending.

    Either way, when I get a 3DS I´ll try to find this game…next year?

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