Atlus’ Conception II Is Rated ‘M’ By ESRB

Games about baby-making are usually pretty hard to come by outside of Japan, and there are rarely any actual babies involved (thankfully). Atlus’ Conception II isn’t really a simulator for perverts, though, but rather a legitimate RPG with legitimate RPG mechanics. With that said, I wasn’t really expecting an RPG about making babies to get an ‘E’ for everyone, but an ‘M’ seems a bit harsh considering the ridiculous summary that accompanied the ESRB rating. Clearly, this game is not going for realism.

“This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of a young student trying to rid the world of monsters. While exploring dungeons, players engage in turn-based battles with a variety of human and fantastical enemies (e.g., ogres, demons). Human characters occasionally use guns to shoot the player’s characters; other fighters use hammers, swords, or blasts of energy to deplete opponents’ health meters. A handful of scenes depict a character covered in blood across the chest and upper arm. The game includes some suggestive dialogue (e.g., “You have giant boobs!” “I think your breasts are very lovely . . . Um, well…Their shape is…I think boys would like them.”). During the course of the game, players are able to engage in a Classmating system, in which two characters interact to create a Star Child; these brief sequences do not depict sexual acts, though the female characters shown are often partially nude and placed in suggestive poses (e.g., on their hands and knees). Female characters are also depicted with jiggling breasts, and camera angles often zoom-in on cleavage and buttocks. The words “sh*t” and ‘a*shole’ appear in the dialogue.”

For those of you that don’t know, Conception II: Children of the Stars is about managing relationships with multiple companions, and using them to create “Star Children” to help achieve your ultimate goal. After all, you’re some sort of gift from God. Conception II is due sometime in spring 2014, and will be available for $39.99 — much cheaper than a real baby.