Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Game review by David Chapman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Epic, slightly flawed tale has lots of bloodless combat.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 16 reviews

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age 8+

Great Adventure Game with Odd Quirks

This game is fun and vibrant with lots of vast and colourful lands to explore, fight, and collect your way through, and a gripping and thought-provoking story ties it all together. The combat system is the biggest worry for young kids as it's extremely complex and tutorials are brief and hard to follow. But while combat can brutally difficult, there is an "Easy" mode you can switch to at any time if you're willing to take a blow to your dignity for the sake of getting through a tough area. The CSM review does not fully cover the extent of sexual content in this game, which surprised me as it looks fairly innocent on the surface. I will list notable instances below. Bear in mknd that most of this would go over the heads of young children, and it's nothing a responsible conversation can't get through. - Within the first ten minutes you meet the provocatively-dressed "dancing girls" employed by a wealthy chairman - Most female "blades" are half-naked, with no exception for the ones who look way underage - A character has an unsettling relationship with the sentient child robot he built (for combat purposes). She looks to be around 11 years old but he has programmed her with disturbing "settings" in which she acts flirtatiously. He also has fetishistic outfits for her to wear (the player does not see these). The whole thing is played for laughs and the other characters clearly find this behaviour worrying. It is not presented as acceptable - There are many innuendos which are fairly harmless, such as "I will attend to your every need...at least for fighting" SPOILER - It is implied that the main character ends up in a polygamous relationship with two girls. They are shown holding hands with him in middle and a scene depicts them living together as a fairly normal family. This is depicted as the "happy ending". I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that as all three of them seem happy with this, but it might trigger some delicate questions. END OF SPOILERS But, honestly, your kids will survive all that. The only problem I had with this game is the sexism. Now don't get me wrong, it's full of fantastic female characters who show boldness, strength, and leadership qualities. It is also full of blushing, half-naked ones who sometimes cook for you. There are a lot of awesome "girl power" moments, but also a lot of moments that will make you cringe and silently scream. Kudos for allowing male characters to cry without ridicule, though.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much sex
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age 13+

The Characters are Too sexy that you are attracted to them. Psychologically it causes sex drive and arousal.

This is the game of too much sex it's very attractive In some characters breasts are expanded at the sexy level and girls are scantily dressed up It's attractive even without nudity when seen in smash Bros but not that much xenoblade chronicled is so much sexually attractive to boys Dahlia's breast in "unbelievably" big. they are too disgusting we all hate this design. Forget about it It's STRICTLY for girls so boys, don't play this If teen girls can manage they can play.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.

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