This game is SO GOOD that I wanted my seven year old son to play it with me or to at least see how the game evolves. But, my wife, along with the recommendations from Common Sense Media, made me ponder on that situation.
First there is a problem in how parents say that the violence is just "mild". Mild? Violence happens through out the whole entire game. There is a WHOLE lot of shooting in this game.
Looney tunes is a show that does not show gore or bloody scenes yet, we can't say that the vilonce in this show is just "mild". It has more violence and cruelty than a young child should be exposed to.
Now, back to the game. When you're not solving puzzles, and not exploring, you're shooting the lights out of bad guys. Now, don't get me wrong, this game is AWESOME,just not for young children. I think that letting 10 year- olds play this is not appropriate.
Think about this, letting them play first person shooters like this....how can we say no to grand theft auto and call of duty at thirteen when they are already being allowed to play these kind of games?
I almost fell into letting my child play this because I really thought that it had many positive things to it: use of maps, plenty of reading, good story behind it, puzzle solving, but then realized soon after that all these great things can be found in Super mario 64 for the Ds, and above all, is age appropriate.
The experts keep on warning that our children are seeing too much violence, but we don't seem to heed their advice. Our children are constantly witnessing acts of violence EVERYWHERE!!! Could it really be that just another game with "mild" violence won't hurt anyone? If they are allowed to play this, are we ABSOLUTELY sure that is the only source of violence they are being exposed to?
I hardly think so.