A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that while this is one of the better fighting games, it is a game where you can shock and burn characters in addition to killing them with swords and guns. Female breasts bop around provocatively and there are occasional untoward comments about the female characters. You’ll also hear swear words.
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What's it about?
BLAZBLUE: CALAMITY TRIGGER is a fighting game with a story mode. Here, you must save the world from destruction by the horrible Black Beast. You choose from 10 different combatants, as you play through this 2D, side-scrolling fighting game. Each combatant has their own back story and special attacks.
Is it any good?
Game developers often say that the difference between a mediocre game and a great game is time. From the opening of story mode to the perfectly rendering backgrounds to the end of online play, it’s clear that the makers of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger added time, love, and care to their game. Beyond these pros, the game balances the single player, multiplayer and online modes so that none suffers from neglect. Each offers a robust, powerful experience that will keep players coming back for more. Talk about replay value!
Online interaction: It's easy to get online via Xbox Live and to find competitors. However, be wary of experience people who are just sitting there waiting to get you. It's better to play with your pals online.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the depth of the game. There’s so much to do. Do you like playing online or offline better?
Who is your favorite character, the beautiful female vampire, the clam-like creature, or the handsome male heroes? Why? Were any sterotypes?
Which of the game modes do you find most challenging and why? Was it difficult to learn the more challenging moves?
Was there any method of violence used that made you uncomfortable?
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