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RDR 2, just how bad is it for older kids?

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by ttreaders, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. ttreaders

    Hitman

    Joined: May 28, 2007

    Posts: 651

    Hey,

    I was hoping to get my hands on the Spiderman PS4 bundle but it had sold out everywhere, I've ended up with the RDR 2 bundle instead. I was planning on telling him that he can trade it at the local game shop and choose something else as he's 12 but after reading online, it doesn't sound all that bad - very little sex/nudity if any which was my main concern. It sounds like it has it's fair share of swearing but that's not an issue.

    Any thoughts from people here that have played it a fair bit?

    Cheers
     
  2. McBain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 20,177

    Location: Lancs/London

    Some fairly graphic kills but probably nothing he hasn't seen before. It's not too bad Imo, probably the language and the references to racism and inbreeding being the biggest concern for kids!
     
  3. ricky1981

    Mobster

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    Location: New Zealand

    There's been very little nudity but it is very violent and pretty dark in places. There's some racism but it's painted in a negative light so I wouldn't worry too much about that side but I'd certainly check youtube for some of the slow-mo kill shots. There are also hangings, headshots, etc as well as plenty of swearing.

    Personally I'd probably hold off a year or two but it very much depends what your kid is like and your own parenting. I took my 7 year old to see the recent Star Wars films and she loved them so there'll be no judgement from me either way :)
     
  4. Boge

    Hitman

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    Swearing? I'm 150 hours in and I honestly can't remember hearing any "swear words"

    The graphic gutting and skinning of animals and the animation of a clean head shot to a bad guy would cause me more concern, if I was a parent (not wanting them to grow up thinking it was like, normal )
     
  5. ttreaders

    Hitman

    Joined: May 28, 2007

    Posts: 651

    Thanks for the all replies, doesn't sound too bad then. I originally assumed it was going to be similar to GTA, surprising that they've made it a fair bit tamer.
     
  6. mid_gen

    Sgarrista

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    I wouldn't say it's tamer. It's still essentially a crime simulator, just like GTA. The point of the game is to gallop around and murder people.

    It's a little less crass and in your face, but still, hookers, graphic violence, excessive drinking, bad language. Same old stuff, just in a different setting.
     
  7. ricky1981

    Mobster

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    Yeah, it isn't tame by any stretch and some characters meet pretty unpleasant ends.
     
  8. Kenai

    Capodecina

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    You can turn off the graphic kill shots I think?
     
  9. ZXSpectrum

    Sgarrista

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    Am I missing something? Hookers??? I know you can have an assisted bath but that's about all I got. :eek:
     
  10. mid_gen

    Sgarrista

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    Right at the beginning of the game (for me anyway) you take a wagon of women into town, where it's then made clear they're hookers and you play out a quest that has you busting into a hotel room and beating up the john.
     
  11. adam cool dude

    Soldato

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    Recently completed Dead space 3 with my 11 year old daughter. I think I jumped more than she did!
     
  12. ZXSpectrum

    Sgarrista

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    LOL I never got that mission.. The only one remotely like that is the Braithwait mission with the suffragette. I know there are bits where you hear things like some random woman saying "oooh I would like to spend a night with that"...

    And there is the bit with the woman whos husband you rough up for the loan money and then she goes on a downward spiral

    But none really that you can "Interact" with..
     
  13. signs

    Wise Guy

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    its not right to let primary school children play 18 certificate games
     
  14. WhiteHawk77

    Gangster

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    There’s no way you never got that mission, it’s the nearest story mission when you first take control at the first camp I think, you take Uncle and the girls sing on the way to Valentine, and you ride after Jimmy Brooks when he recognises Arthur from Blackwater. It’s the mission that can cause the bug where some of the characters disappear from the camp till chapter 4 if you fail the mission and reload from the checkpoint instead of the beginning of the mission.
     
  15. antijoke

    Caporegime

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    There’s a mission where you literally walk in on two people shagging, it’s with beer goggles on and pretty brief but it’s there

    Not sure how you feel about your 12 old playing that.
     
  16. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

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    you say it isn't tamer. but in GTA you get to bang the hookers.

    whereas in this one you get to help them out of messy situations.

    i would call that tamer but what do i know?

    the game is definitely 100% tamer than GTA. i can't mow down 100 people within 15 seconds using a supercar. i cant also mow 100 down people using an automatic machine gun within 2 minutes either.

    it's a lot tamer than saints row as well IMO.
     
  17. ZXSpectrum

    Sgarrista

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    I did the serial killer bit last night.. His hideout is REALLY graphic.. :o
     
  18. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

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    games aren't to blame for anything. it's poor education and parenting in most cases.

    most kids these days have mobile phones, tablets, laptops with access to the internet. so they have been exposed to much worse than what is in an 18 video game
     
  19. signs

    Wise Guy

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    that's what parental setting are for , but you not having children might not know that ?
     
  20. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

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    it's also what the law is there for to stop under age drinking / smoking. but it still doesn't stop it from happening. since you aren't a police officer you might not know that?