Common Sense doesn't do this game Justice
My 14 year old recently came begging to me and my wife to let him play New Vegas. We're a religious family with some moderate rules, so we went exploring our options. We found this website to gain some insight, and it gave a quite a scare. We told him no, but he begged us to just give it a chance. We reluctantly agreed, saying he could play only with us there. As I watched for a little while, i started playing for myself. I soon realized "Common sense" doesn't do New Vegas a bit of justice. They complain mainly about the violence, language, and drug/alcohol usage. The language opinion was fair- it says "h*ll, d*mn, and *ss", with the occasional "f*ck and sh*t." Nothing more than a PG-13 movie. However, it was the complaints of violence and addiction that bother me. Violence can be turned off along with the kill cam. Besides that, some blood can be seen in the background and some disturbing elements in the environment. The game does involve substances like alcohol and "chems", but it also involves these hopeless poor chem addicts who serve as the lowest class in the game. They have druggies, yes, but they are NOT glorified. If you get addicted to chems your performance is hindered to the point where it's dramatically not worth it. It's a lesson in itself. Im still playing this game 3 months later, and I'm only back to this website to defend a title that was clearly misrepresented. As long as your kid understands the difference between reality and fantasy, its a fun game for anyone 14-64.