The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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

age 10+

Vast adventure with some combat rewards logical thinking.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 59 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 217 reviews

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age 16+

Great Fairy Rape Scene

I'm very surprised no one has mentioned this so far. Granted, it's not the easiest to unlock, but it's been 4 years, so I would've thought someone would mention it by now. People have mentioned that the great fairy characters are oversexualized, which is true. What I haven't seen mentioned on here is what happens when you finishing unlocking all four of the great fairies. This takes quite a few hours to do, and it won't happen unless you go out of your way to do it, but doing so allows you to greatly power up your character's armor, so there is a large incentive to do it in-game. The problem is, the final cutscene of you upgrading your armor very clearly has the oversexualized giant woman ("great fairy") character grabbing the human-sized teenage male protagonist and dragging him underwater into her flower den thing for very clearly implied rape (the protagonist yells, reappears passed out facedown on the ground with the great fairy fixing her hair, the upgrades leading up to it get progressively sexual, etc.). I mean, sure, you don't TECHNICALLY see the forced sex happen, but for all but the smallest kids, it'll be very clear what happens. Further, the upgrade prior to this has her kissing him against his will, so it's also decently implied that this last cutscene is non-consensual. Since this is a role-playing game, this can make the player feel violated, as well. Definitely something parents/kids should be aware of so the kids aren't caught off-guard. Other than that though, the game is absolutely amazing. Just really bothered me that this hasn't been mentioned in the majority of reviews.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
2 people found this helpful.
age 11+

Wonderful game!

The combat is medieval styled, and anything you kill doesn't have blood. They explode into a puff of smoke and disappear. There is mild alcohol, though the player does not drink, he can serve alcohol to others. When Great Fairies upgrade gear, Link makes an obscene sound when picked up by the Fairies. Link has to hunt in game, but as I said, hunted animals turn into smoke, and leave behind raw game. Great game, but if they got rid of the Great Fairy part, and replace it with enchanting, it would be even better.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

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