If you are a hardcore Final Fantasy fan, you may have seen a stupid controversy about changes for a Final Fantasy 7 Remake character design. Tifa, some worried fans say, now has less breasts. Why is this? Well, there is an ongoing conversation about Japanese games, with some fearing that titles will be "censored" in America, especially after a report claimed that Sony tightened its rules on sexual content in the West.
I'm not here to tell you that worry about Tifa's breast size is a good discussion, because they are not – if Mortal Kombat 1
Curious to say that the translation that is flowing around right now mentions that an ethics department decided to "limit" Tifa's chest was made to make sure she did not see "unnatural" during battle sequences. Without context, this probably sounds absurd; There is a section of Square Enix that determines which breasts should look like?
A representative from Square Enix made Polygon aware that the department is there to ensure that gambling complies with certain standards.
"In the Square Enix Japan Studios, the department is actually a group within the company that evaluates the game content to make sure it is tailored to the expected age limit standards worldwide (CERO, ESRB, PEGI, etc)," said the representative.
"In this case, we want a new generation of players to experience the Final Fantasy VII Remake and work very closely with the company's internal experts to ensure that all the game's content is appropriate."
It is unclear whether Tifa breasts can really have tipped the waves in terms of the game's score.
The ESRB rating for the resurgence of the original Final Fantasy 7 says that it is T for Teen thanks to the introduction of blood, fantasy levels, languages and gentle suggestive themes. The ESRB website notes: "During the game, a goddess-like character is dressed in a small rock that shows moderate cleavages."
Tifa is not the only one to change in remake: Each character has a number of tweaks and added blossoms.