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The story line touches on the need for responsible government, making family a priority, and taking care of the environment.
Violence & Scariness
The player does not engage in killing but the game has some disturbing scenes of violence including bodies hanging from the ceiling and a dead body face-down on the floor, surrounded by a pool of blood.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
While the ESRB warns of "Strong Sexual Content," the developer took out a sex scene in the game. Some minor spoken innuendo remains.
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While not pushing the envelope, gamers might hear words such as "s--t," "hell," "damn," and "bastard."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the violence in this game is seen in surreal flashback/dream sequences and it's quite brief. The puzzle and dialogue-based game-play is appropriate for most teenagers. While the ESRB rated the game as having "strong sexual content," after that rating, the publisher, Strategy First, decided to take that content out of the game. The game has some technical instability which requires you to download patches.
Is It Any Good?
A minor issue with the game is its technical instability. At the time of this writing, no fewer than three patches (downloadable updates) are available, which fix odd bugs, freezes and crashes. But the fleshed-out story separates "Culpa Innata," which means "original sin," from other computer games of its kind. The Istanbul, Turkey-based developer did a terrific job in providing a fictitious historical timeline leading to the middle of the 21st century, offering plenty of meaningful dialogue, great facial animations, and adding a few "wow" gadgets and special effects to match the futuristic theme. The music is also well done, if not a bit repetitive.
Culpa Innata offers a deep and immersive experience that rewards players for unraveling a complex story, interacting with interesting characters, and solving intelligent puzzles. The game might not single-handedly resurrect the ailing PC adventure genre, but it should serve as a reminder that these once-popular games are still alive and well.
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