We’ve just spoken to a representative from Ubisoft, who has confirmed that We Dare, the ‘controversial’ game from Ubisoft has retained its PG rating. According to the Classification Board, the “overall impact… does not exceed mild”.
A statement from the Classification Board claimed that this decision was a unanimous one.
A three-member panel of the Classification Review Board (the Review Board) has by unanimous decision determined that the computer game We Dare is classified PG (Parental Guidance) with the consumer advice ‘mild sexual references’.
Material classified PG may contain material which some children find confusing or upsetting, and may require the guidance of parents or guardians. For this reason, PG games are not recommended for viewing or playing by persons under 15 without guidance from parents or guardians. Consumer advice is additional information about the main content of the game which is intended to help consumers decide if they want to view of play this type of material.
It seems as though the trailer released by Ubisoft itself was far more titillating than any content featured in the game itself, which just goes to show that the mainstream media won’t let the facts get in the way of a halfway decent, moral panic stoking yarn.
The statement from the Classification Board confirmed that the game, for the most part, is harmless.
This game contains a series of mini games which provide a single player (or a multiple of players up to four) with a variety of tasks. These mini games, which are randomly available to players based on a choice of ‘moods’, include dance moves and activities, which may require interaction with other players. There are no sexual references in actual game play. Text boxes, which contain miscellaneous facts about gender differences and interactions, randomly appear whilst a mini game is loading. Some of those text boxes contain mild sexual references. The text boxes contain no interactive elements.