What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Witch and the Hundred Knight is an action RPG game that has plenty of violence (such as the destruction of hundreds of fantasy characters), blood, partial nudity (exposed breasts), sexually charged dialogue, and moderate profanity (from "s--t" to "t-ts"). Although clearly fantasy-based, the material in this game might upset or offend some parents, and the overt focus on combat and violence may be of concern, because the characters' only reasons for fighting are to gain more power and destroy enemies.
What's it about?
THE WITCH AND THE HUNDRED KNIGHT is from the makers of the cult hit Disgaea and is an action-heavy RPG. It stars a swamp witch named Metallia, who forges a pact with the legendary Hundred Knight to help her dominate the land of Meda by expanding her reach and disposing of those who stand in her way. The duo travels across vast lands and dungeons to defeat enemies big and small -- including other witches and the mighty Forest Knight, who won't take Metallia's might lying down. With action and humor, gamers will traverse the lands, increase their strength and abilities, and use swords and magic to reign supreme.
Is it any good?
Gamers who like quirky Japanese RPGs such as Disgaea might enjoy the gameplay, graphics, and atmosphere of NIS America's The Witch and the Hundred Knight. The gameplay is accessible, lighthearted, and expansive, but it really doesn't break any new ground for the genre. Plus, combat gets repetitive after a while, and the dialogue sequences border on silly and offensive. The developer didn't try to make the story understandable to those unfamiliar with its brand of humor, which could alienate some players from even trying the game. And, although there are many areas to explore, there isn't any replayability after you finish the single-player adventure. This game might be best picked up at a discount in the bargain bins.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the mature themes in The Witch and the Hundred Knight. How does the content impact whom it's appropriate for? Do you believe that companies use these themes to promote and sell games such as these to kids, even though many parents wouldn't approve?
Some dialogue and content could be considered offensive. What's the rationale for including this kind of material in a game?
|Available online?||Not available online|
|Release date:||April 29, 2014|
|Topics:||Magic and fantasy, Adventures, Monsters, ghosts, and vampires|
|ESRB rating:||T for Blood, Crude Humor, Fantasy Violence, Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes (PlayStation 3) |