I love John Travoltas line at the start of the movie “Be Cool” - he is explaining that in order to keep under an R rating in 'murica that the F bomb can only be used once. - then states ‘Eff that- I’m out’; the movie is a comedy and my 12 year old laughed at this joke. (understanding what was being done).
My twelve year old has been taught that swearing is using a generic word to express oneself at times of hurt were we would most likely wish to represent our thoughts better than with a generic term/word.
She sees swearing as a failure.
its cute cause until about three weeks ago she would always ask permission to swear (with us both on the understanding that by doing so the swear is being used with cognitive aweareness).
The game is generally to express ourselves better.
Ihave no problems with her hearing swear words. But violence I like to cover up.
She loves the movie American Beauty (she used to be terrified of seeing blood, but could see the peace and poetry as given in this movie).
Ihave let her watch my ‘fathers cut’ of fight club.
(we have to cover eyes during a few scenes), but she loves psychological thrillers, and can enjoy the skeleton of the story (and the basis that men serve less fulfilling purpose in a world post industrial revolution).
What qualifies a movie / work of art /book etc for a given classification is very different across the globe.
Wanting to share ‘the number 23’ with her; the parental guide on IMDB suggested many and varied ratings for this title. (I think Malaysia even had a PG cut).
Whilst I might choose to shield my daughter from many things; KCD is not one of them!
even with its R rating, so long as Ihave played further and know what is coming up in the game… Iam happy to give her free license to walk the wilders.
When this thread started back in 2015- it might have been possible to vote for a profanity filter…
Once voice acting is done, and the scripting has set where those voices might be used (eg swearing in a random encounter is always unavaoidable), without a BEEP covering the words… there isn’t any practical way to censor profanity.
Ihave more issue with my 12 year old experiencing violence than Ido with swearing,… but this really comes down to our personal households view on the topic and the educative stance Ihave taken, personally, with my child.
TO each their own… sure…
Igave away GTA5 on release month as Iwouldn’t have that title in my house. (same with a few call of dutys).
When Igot the order 1886 on ps4 Icouldnt even drown the guy in the opening scene.
Idunked his head in the water for about fourty minutes before Igot bored and turned the title off.
Ijust don’t want to experience some things.
an R rating can mean many things.
in Aliens video games; extreme violence (both to and from xenomorphs) is alright in my eyes.
Most other R rating games are for all the wrong reasons (either poor story/writing and a wish to seem more ‘adult’)
KCDis a relative history lesson. dirt and all!