What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Warframe is a third-person sci-fi shooter that's played primarily online with up to three other human players. It's an action-heavy game with violence -- shooting and swordplay, primarily -- as well as some superhuman skills such as energy blasts. There's little blood, however, and no gore. This online game does have open chat so players could hear profanity and inappropriate conversations.
What's it about?
Is it any good?
Warframe delivers many hours of engaging and intense combat –- especially when you're teaming up online with up to three others to perform missions together –- though the game is not without its shortcomings. As you hop throughout the solar system and explore huge spaceships, planets, and moons, you’ll complete challenges and earn experience points (XP) used to level-up weapons and armor. Played from a third-person perspective, missions vary from seeking-and-destroying enemy factions and disabling ship generators to retrieving rare artifacts and tackling tougher "boss" villains. You can play against strangers if you prefer, and let the game randomly find people for you to run, shoot, and slice-and-dice with -- or form a clan and work together to research and build custom weapons and sharpen your skills by fighting in your own dojo (Tenno versus Tenno). Along with various modes, Warframe also offers an automatic mission generator to keep things fresh, as well as new content delivered on a monthly basis.
Families can talk about...
The game is clearly a science-fiction game that takes place on various spaceships, planets, and moons in our solar system. Is virtual violence against aliens more acceptable than killing humans in a realistic setting? Is it good that this game has little blood and no gore? What is the impact of media violence?
|Platforms:||PlayStation 4, Windows|
|Subjects:||Science: engineering, electricity|
|Skills:||Self-Direction: achieving goals, time management, work to achieve goals |
Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, investigation, strategy
Collaboration: meeting challenges together, teamwork
Communication: listening, speaking
Creativity: producing new content
|Available online?||Available online|
|Developer:||Digital Extremes Ltd.|
|Release date:||November 15, 2013|
|Topics:||Magic and fantasy, Sports and martial arts, Adventures, Monsters, ghosts, and vampires, Robots, Science and nature, Space and aliens|
|ESRB rating:||T for Violence, Blood |