Scarface: The World Is Yours has a swear-on-demand feature that allows you to, well, swear on demand. Some journalists have actually complained that the swearing in this game is so profuse that the words lose all meaning very early in the storyline.
To be fair, though, by the time your kid is old enough to understand what's being said, his friends will have already worn out all of the good swears.
I'm probably not going to tell you anything you don't already know about the GTA series. The gameplay elements in Grand Theft Auto read like a check-list of corruption for neurotic mothers across the country. Robbery? Check. Murder? Check. Prostitution? Check. Cop Killing? Double Check.
We may not be able to link violent behavior to video games, but we sure as hell can link video games to nightmares.
I've killed hundreds of zombies in L4D and I still get freaked out every time I come across one of those weeping witches. So, if an exquisite specimen of manliness such as myself gets creeped out, it's probably safe to assume that your hypothetical child's terror will be exponentially worse. And if they're not scared, I'd like to recruit them into my zombie-killing squad.
Adding Leisure Suit Larry to this list almost feels redundant. I mean, no one on earth comes home from work and sits down with his kids to play soft-core porn adventure game, right?
Actually, that might be the only thing that could possibly make a Leisure Suit Larry fan more unlikable.
In a lot of ways, Saints Row makes Grand Theft Auto look like it was developed by a conservative religious group. Obviously, the developers are trying to ramp up the depravity as a tongue-in-cheek gimmick to become king of the open world genre. And, while it's incredibly entertaining to give a policeman a beatdown with an oversized sex toy, it's probably not the type of Kodak moment that you want your children to experience.
Date: April 3, 2012
*The views expressed within this article are solely the opinion of the author and do not express the views held by Cheat Code Central.*