A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Large community with many message boards available. Because the game supports open chat, that chat can be unpredictable and can carry inherent dangers.
Violence & Scariness
Cartoon violence with graphic balloons for words like "Critical Hit." No blood and no corpses litter the ground, but you do kill monsters (they merely fall over and disappear quickly.) Dueling other online players is also part of the game mechanic.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
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Open chat but a "curse" word filter is available. This can be unpredictable.
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Products & Purchases
Free to play, but microtransactions -- small monetary purchases -- of cosmetic and consumable items (such as potions) are in game. This business model is known as a "velvet rope" because it entices kids to play for free, but then ropes them into making purchases. Game cards to make these purchases are sold at major retailers including Target, Best Buy, and Toys R Us.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while this massively multiplayer online game is offered for free, many of the items kids might want to use in the game need to be purchased. This title is not rated by the ERSB, but parents need to know that the game does contain violence in terms of fighting and killing monsters. This game will have broad appeal to younger kids because of its 3-D cartoon graphics, but because of the violence, free chat, and complicated gameplay, it is most appropriate for kids ages 12 and up. Cash cards are sold at in many retailers to buy in-game consumables.
Is It Any Good?
Because this online game has been around since 2005, the game is mature and has the advantage of always having high level players that can cast various spells of protection on the lower level player to give him or her more strength, health, and etc. – all character stats that will assist the new player in killing creatures and gaining experience. A negative in the game play mechanic is that kids will have to grind through repetitive activities to achieve a desired goal.
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