Many of us see an ESRB an complain about it. I am only one of many gamers who think’s this system is flawed and not just by the age limits it has. There is other things wrong with it as well and I can’t shake the feeling like someone is pulling wool over my eyes.
Recently I got to think about the ESRB and does it work. In my own world that I play in I would like to say ths system is flawed. How ever ever flaw can be improved with minor tweaks. Yes I am going to go there.
It is just I don’t think who ever the board members are either understand game concepts or the audience it meant for.
The ratings system for me is broken for two ways. The first way is for uniformed parents just looking at the letters E, T, M or R just to guess with. This don’t say if I buy a E game for my four year old daughter she can play it. Just to get home to find out she can’t control this like Fable 2.
So given this perdicament it seems my daughter can play a rated M game out of box, but yet has the ability to play an E game out of box. These letters are supposed to be more then just content in game. Really people that aren’t knowledgable about games depend ont he ESRB to step up and help them make an informed decision regarding there childs playing.
The other way this is flawed is due to no one caring what the ESRB says.
I for one have let my daughter play Fable 2 many occasions while being supervised. Need less to say she has bought every fashionable item there is for her character. She may be four, but loves to dress up her people. Does she know about achievements or the bad stuff in game other then fighting?
No she doesn’t and I plan on keeping it that way. I have seen when Gears of War 2 was released so many parents with there kids waiting in line for a midnight release it wasn’t funny.
So really do you think the ESRB holds any merit in gmaing any more? Do you think it can be improved in any way? Overall what are your thoughts on the ESRB?