The Entertainment Software Rating Board has been measuring up to be quite the leaker lately. The latest entry in its domain is .hack//G.U. Last Recode, which is a PlayStation 4 and PC exclusive that launched back in 2017. Last Recode comprises four titles of the .hack//G.U. series, including Rebirth, Reminisce, Redemption, and Reconnection. The bundle of these action MMORPG games had been remastered for Sony’s current-gen console and PC since all of them had come out for the PlayStation 2 back in the day.
On the official ESRB page, Last Recode has been given a rating of “Teen” which paves the way to Alcohol Reference, Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, Mild Language, and Suggestive Themes. Moreover, the platform section of the rating page clearly states “Nintendo Switch,” so there you have a notion of proof.
The rating summary for the title reads, “This is a collection of four role-playing games in which players assume the role of a participant in a fictional game called The World. From a third-person perspective, players explore towns and dungeons, interact with characters, and battle various enemies (e.g., monsters, human rivals, robots). Characters use swords, scythes, magic attacks, and guns to defeat enemies in melee combat. One cutscene depicts words written in blood on a hospital wall. Some female characters wear outfits that expose large amounts of cleavage; cutscenes also depict male characters ogling women’s breasts and buttocks. Characters make several references to alcohol in the dialogue (e.g., “…[H]urry up with the booze”; “…in order to fog their minds with drink”; “…the legendary drunkard”; “Liquor! More liquor!”). The words “b*tch” and “a*s” appear in the game.”
This is a spoiler-free description of .hack//G.U. Last Recode that lets players or concerned parents know the contents of the game – customary of ESRB. A rating appearance for a specific game on this platform is the closest thing you get to an unofficial announcement. However, let’s see if .hack//G.U. Last Recode follows suit.
People are hoping that the developers will fix some issues related to the PlayStation 4 version of Last Recode. For one, the gameplay could use a bit of streamlining, along with other general balancing. Let’s hope that Nintendo Switch port addresses the problem people have previously had with the game.
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