This post was originally published 30/3/2008
Found these here.
Found these here.
I’ll also just note that there is a point where one of the female characters is not feeling well, and it is discovered that she is ‘bleeding.’ This was kind of out of place, and I think something was lost in translation, but essentially the girl is having her first period, and is thus ready to begin her training as duchess. The whole thing is mentioned as some sort of right of passage, and is not meant to be sexual. I still found it to be a strange scene.
Tales of Symphonia
The most disappointing aspect of this game is the plethora of bad language used throughout the game. I stopped counting after one hundred. Some examples are: crap, d---, a--, and b------. There is one character that is characterized as being a womanizer. He makes comments that routinely offend the female characters in the game. One of the most troubling parts of the language in this game is the worshipping of a goddess Martel. Quite often the characters pray to, and ask blessings from Martel. As a Christian I found this extremely offensive.
Angels are shown as the bad guys in this game, as is the Pope, and the church. In order to progress through this game, you are required to rebel against the church, Pope, and Angels. The biases in this game were disgusting.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The game's focus is about the "tri-force" and its powers. There is nothing in this game that suggests believing in this religiously.
Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
There is no nudity in this game, but the main Dark Jedi is a woman named Tavion who wears clothing that accentuates her sexuality.
The Supernatural elements of this game center on the Force. The game, however, does not suggest that the Force is a real religion to be taken seriously in real life.
Your computer can talk to you and take the form of a hologram of a sexy woman.
The Simpsons: Hit and Run
In order to achieve the objectives in this game the player must reject authority figures or laws. In one mission Bart is showing his school principal disrespect and if you run over too many people then you have to outrun the cops. Also just like in the cartoon, some characters are portrayed with stereotypical biases and traditional family values are portrayed as negative. The game also requires that some decisions be made to go against traditional values.
Knights of the Old Republic
The word "damn" is used throughout the game, but God's name is not included with it.