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Castlevania: Lords of the Shadow 2 rated 'not for kids'

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If you were born in 1980, you would have been 7 years old by the Christmas tree unwrapping a Nintendo with the Super Mario Brothers game that came with it, and the additional game cartridge, “Castlevania” when it came out in the U.S in 1987. Many in that generation never knew that the Japanese game translated directly to “Devil’s Castle Dracula.” The game takes place in the year 1691 where players control Simon Belmont who is tasked with defeating the vampire Dracula.

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The newest Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 in three words is sex, blood and demons.

USGamer said “Yes, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Did Make Me Feel Uncomfortable.” They said this because of the strongly suggested “rape” scene in the game for the sake of the “shock” factor describes Cox. Where there are vampires, you will find yourself waist deep in torrents of unregulated O positive blood borne pathogens.

Have I played the game? No. Will I play the game? No. Why review it if you are not going to play it? Parents and youth alike should exercise discretion before investing their money in media. Sadly we cannot sample the cantaloupe before we buy it but you can do a little research when it comes to media choices. Media is culture and culture packages ideologies that you may not agree with.

Not everyone is the same. Christians were raised to believe that demons & devils are our enemies. That is because of a battle between good and evil they are very familiar with that dates back to the beginning of time. So for them, it is not a game.

There are those who were not raised with Christian ideology. These dark beings are fantasy that rank easily with other imaginary characters like Santa, Superman and Moby Dick.

No matter what circles you come from, common sense is an ideology we can all agree on. Walking in front of a moving car, blowdrying your hair in the shower and sharing needles is not common sense. If you entertain with sex, violence and demons enough, it will affect your behavior.

According to the trailer, the game play looks fun. The characters are creative and well constructed. The artwork is flawless. The one winged angel face cinder block mass held together by the blood running through its cracks like veins is awesome. This is where retraining begins. Just because it is an awesome game and its Saturday night, and you are bored, you still have the responsibility to critically consider what you or your kids consume.

Take a look at the trailer and write down everything you recognize in your own culture. Share them in the comments below or leave a message after the beep at 316.778.0260. The response you leave will be used on the show "RealSpeak.”


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