ESRB Describes "Creepy Voyeurism" And "Dental Floss Thongs"

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Tecmo is bringing its girly beach volleyball, gambling and picture taking game to the PSP with Dead or Alive: Paradise. How does the ESRB describe it?


The Entertainment Software Rating Board is responsible for rating titles in the U.S. market and is a source for often unintentionally wonderful descriptions of games. Check out the blurb on Dead or Alive: Paradise:

This is a video game in which users watch grown women dressed in G-string bikinis jiggle their breasts while on a two-week vacation. Women's breasts and butts will sway while playing volleyball, while hopping across cushions, while pole dancing, while posing on the ground, by the pool, on the beach, in front of the camera. There are other activities: Users can gamble inside a casino to win credits for shopping; they can purchase bathing suits, sunglasses, hats, clothing at an island shop; they can "gift" these items to eight other women in hopes of winning their friendship, in hopes of playing more volleyball. And as relationships blossom from the gift-giving and volleyball, users may get closer to the women, having earned their trust and confidence: users will then be prompted to zoom-in on their friends' nearly-naked bodies, snap dozens of photos, and view them in the hotel later that night.

Parents and consumers should know that the game contains a fair amount of "cheesy," and at times, creepy voyeurism-especially when users have complete rotate-pan-zoom control; but the game also contains bizarre, misguided notions of what women really want (if given two weeks, paid vacation, island resort)-Paradise cannot mean straddling felled tree trunks in dental-floss thongs.

Paradise cannot mean straddling felled tree trunks in dental-floss thongs. Oh?

The ESRB has given Dead or Alive: Paradise a Mature rating.

Update: The ESRB has updated the description to be a tad less... subjective.

Dead or Alive Paradise Has "Creepy Voyeurism", Says The ESRB [Siliconera]



I noticed they used the word 'users' instead of 'players'; making it sound like it's not a game, but a tool... =.=