Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries

Game review by Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Stylish action marred by odd controls, design choices.

Windows 2015

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age 15+

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age 15+

Dark and Dismal

The review for this game is accurate in its description of the quality of the gameplay from a mechanical perspective and it being visually enticing, but from a moral sphere the reviewer justifies the game too much. While the violence depicted in the game is cartoonish, the problem is that the main character, Red, has only one motive for doing anything, which is revenge. This does not paint a good picture of what a heroine should be. She doesn't care about saving the town, but rather just killing her enemy. Everything is very dark and depressing in Red's family history and also the gameplay's entire feel. There is no real light at the end of the tunnel for Red other than what she says throughout the game as, "to have wolf's blood on my hood". In fact most of her sayings, and she talks ALOT, are hateful and wrathful. Unlike what the author says in dismissing her foul language as simply "limited" she definitely uses foul language many times and her attitude is not exemplar to a role model for teenagers. At the end of the game, Red finally “wins” only by using her stored up anger, which she is encouraged to do so by her granny, to destroy Woolfe, who winds up depicted as bloody and mangled after his death. Red can be compared to a reaper who uses an axe and even dark magic to defeat her enemies. There are no positive messages or role models, there is a lot of hateful violence, and there is a problem with the language. While the reviewer has given accurate information, I think that he does not see the real impact that this game could have on the mind of a rebellious teenager. It does not inspire anything other than disrespect for anyone that has hurt another and an unforgiving vengeance upon them.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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