I loved this game! If you liked the Souls games, you'll like this one even more, and it even improves on the Souls games by having a much more obvious story, so if you like more story oriented games, you'll have no trouble enjoying this game (though you have to look a little for the full story). Now that you know I like this game, it does bear saying that yes, this is an extremely violent, quite scary game, where one attack lets you shove your hand through enemies bodie to deal huge damage. Iffy for 12 to 14, but above that you should be fine. Be prepared to die, as with all from software games, and also know that this game is much more tense than other souls games. A lot of the time, I was afraid to start playing, knowing how it would affect me, but I also have a weak stomach, so, yeah. Also you should know that while the blood is bad, it's also unrealistic, I mean, I've looked it up, and just slashing someone with a sword, even a saw on a stick, wouldn't create such a huge waterfall of blood, so if that helps you, there it is. Sorry for the long, maybe rambly review, again, I highly reccomend this game.