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Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk

Platform: PlayStation 3

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Content Descriptors: Fantasy Violence, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco

Rating Summary: This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of Ayesha, a young girl attempting to save her sister by learning alchemy. Players control and encounter characters, explore various landscapes, and battle numerous fantastical enemies (e.g., rock monsters, lizards). Players use swords, magic attacks, crossbows, and occasional firearms in turn-based battles (i.e., selecting attack moves from a menu screen). During the course of the game, a handful of cutscenes include suggestive material: two female characters accidentally groping each other in a dark cave; a female character discussing being touched by men (e.g., “Whenever something happened, some guys would always touch my butt in the midst of the confusion”); two female characters taking a bath together (deep cleavage is depicted). One scene briefly depicts the central character passing out after drinking alcohol; dialogue also refers to intoxication (e.g., “I guess I'll start with the hard liquor! Give me one that's got a high proof!” and “If anything, there's so little alcohol, even a kid might not get drunk off of it.”). One character occasionally smokes cigarettes in the game.