The game is excellent for children 12 and older, provided they are not easily scared or suffer from epilepsy. The game has simple mechanics, a good atmosphere, and provides just enough tension for kids to enjoy the scares. The jumpscares are definitely not fit for younger audiences, but then again, even if younger kids were to play the game, so long as they are not easily frightened, it can still be enjoyable to play. I believe the main issues parents are having pertaining to this game are the facts that their younger kids are incapable of distinguishing fact from fiction, and often suffer more as a result of the scares than an older kid would. That aside, parents are horrified at the backstory of the game. Something worth noting is that there are no clear in-game hints pertaining to the actual backstory of the game aside from a single poster that can easily be overlooked due to how rarely it ever pops up- and it will be overlooked by younger audiences because kids just don’t pick up on those sorts of things. The only way for younger kids to know about the plot is if they’re watching videos of others describing it, in which case, the game has nothing to do with that. That’s completely on the kids for doing their own research. All that aside, the game is gore-free and easily palatable for audiences of all ages, but like so many things, lies up to the individuals and the threshold of their own personal comfort and fears.