While most looked at that We Dare trailer and thought "hey this is pretty silly," some regular haters in the United Kingdom are stepping up to complain about Ubisoft’s adult-themed Wii game. Speaking to the Daily Mail (a regular hater of all things fun), Leicaster East MP Keith Vaz released a statement that was constrained and to the pint: he thinks the rating for the game may be too low. Even pro video game fans might tend to agree with him:
"The new ‘We Dare’ game has clearly been wrongly marked as a 12 plus. As a family friendly console, Wii must ensure that there are proper checks and a full consultation before games are graded for use by children. This game should not be released until these checks are made."
Fair enough. The game does contain mini-games that I wouldn’t want my 12-year-old engaging in.. like spanking another 12-year-old.. But I suppose that’s all up to their parents.
But the Daily Mail solicited comments from several parents. As you might imagine, it shocked them.
"I have a 13-year-old daughter and if I knew she was playing such a highly charged sexual game with boys, I would be appalled," says outspoken mom Laura Pearson.
"No wonder we have problems in society with unsafe sex and under-age sex when kids can get hold of games like this," said outspoken citizen #2 George Hardy.
The game is expected to carry a PEGI rating of 12+ when it is released in Europe.