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the_dengle said:

If you disagree, you should take it up with the ESRB. They're the ones who give all the games M ratings for "blood, language, violence," and let's not forget the "online features that may expose players to unrated user-generated content." The M-rating meaning "don't sell this game to customers under 17."

http://www.esrb.org/ratings/synopsis.jsp?Certificate=32424&Title=Halo%204  [minor spoilers]

Without the spoilerish bit:

This is a first-person shooter in which players control futuristic super-soldiers who engage in military campaigns against alien forces. Players use pistols, scoped rifles, machine guns, grenade launchers, and futuristic weaponry to kill enemies in ranged combat; battles are highlighted by cries of pain, realistic gunfire, and large explosions. Stealth moves (i.e., “assassinations”) can also be used to attack enemies from behind (e.g., snapping their necks or stabbing/impaling them with bladed weapons).

That does sound a little excessive for a nine year old, but a 13-14 year old? Would you really need to be 17 to be emotionally capable of handling what the ESRB describes in that synopsis?



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