Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Bloody, sexually charged RPG with an oddly touching story.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Simply awful beware!

Blood, gore, death, violence. Cursing to the max. Perverse outfits. Just stay away. Horrible disturbing ending. Anyone would be better off not playing this.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 17+

Lovely in its own way

While it's bloody, cursey, and features a scantily clad characters, teens will find meaty themes regarding circles of violence and revenge, the inherent othering of different cultures, and how the best motives can lead to ruinous consequences. It is wise and sad and funny, with a dynamite cast of weird losers who you will come to love, even as they become increasingly morally compromised. It doesn't glorify sex or violence, it's just an ok game, but it's a heck of a story.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release date: April 27, 2010
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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