RATING INFORMATION  

Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel

Platform: PlayStation 3

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Content Descriptors: Fantasy Violence, Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes

Rating Summary:

This is a role-playing game in which players control a character named Aoto, an apprentice who becomes entangled in a three-way war on the fantastical planet of Ar Ciel. Players roam through towns and use swords and magical attacks to engage monsters and human-like enemies in hand-to-hand combat. Battles are accompanied by punches, kicks, colorful light effects, and loud cries of pain; enemies collapse or disappear in brief flashes of light when defeated. Some power moves cause female characters' clothes to vanish in layers; the characters are often depicted holding (covering) their breasts, wearing only underwear, or standing behind strips of light that obscure their genitals. In one cutscene, male characters encourage a woman to strip (e.g., 'Uh . . . do I have to take off even more clothes…?' and 'Quit teasing us and do it already!'); another sequence depicts a male character 'removing' a magical crystal from a female character—this scene is accompanied by suggestive moans and comments (e.g., 'Aoto's putting his hand inside Soma' and 'Fumble around every inch inside of her . . . you will find what you're looking for . . . !'). One brief cutscene depicts a female character's exposed buttocks. The words 'sh*t,' 'a*shole,' and 'b*tch,' appear in the dialogue.