Parents' Guide to

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Overt focus on sexual content distracts frantic fight game.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2015
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

Give this series a chance!

Now. I do think that some of the stuff in this game is a bit thrashy but don’t let it discourage you. If you have already given your kid “the talk” and you think that they can handle it, get it for them. There is even a setting to turn off clothing destruction when you are fighting, (In the game the more you get hit the more clothes come flying off, but don’t worry, it shows only bikinis and no actual hardcore nudity) However it is still a bit sexual but it’s not over the top outright crazy like some of the later games in the series (In fact this game is pretty PG-13 in comparison to some of Japan’s other games) Just make sure that you have clothing destruction turned off if you're sensitive about that stuff.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
age 16+

The same with Anime. CSM do not review any more Otaku focused anime games

I do not want Anime and Japanese (especially Anime) games that focus on ecchi (sexual focused but not porn),incest,demon on human rape,tentacle sex,and loli/shota to be reviewed by staff of Common Sense Media because I want to protect Japan's and Anime's (including Anime/Japanese games) reputation from being harmed.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (3):

Sexual themes are a major part of this game. From the bountifully breasted characters to the stripped clothing in battle to the blatantly provocative "Photoshoot" mode, Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is overflowing with innuendo and fan service. That being said, if you can look past the obvious pandering, you might be shocked to find a surprisingly competent beat-'em-up game.

Most missions pit the player against waves of minions before facing down a major character in a classic boss battle. One of the interesting things about these fights is the constantly shifting perspective. One mission might play out like a side-scrolling arcade game, while the next sticks you in an open-arena-style battlefield. Blindly mashing the attack buttons might work at first, but it's not long before you realize you need to rely on precise timing and button combinations to progress. One wrong move and you might find yourself on the receiving end of a seemingly endless beatdown. It's hectic. It's frustrating. It can get repetitive. But somehow it still manages to be kind of fun. It's far from the most polished game on the 3DS, but there's actually a bit of substance to Seran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson. You just have to dig through all the fluff to find it.

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