There are not a bunch of big new releases this week. Here are 3 to keep an eye on.
The Walking Dead Season Two (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Vita – Retail) – Metascore (for PC as of 10/21/2014) = 77 – Rated M for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco – Last week saw the release of season one of this series on PS4 and Xbox One. The second season comes out for all the consoles today.
The content for this game is similar to that of the first. The gameplay can be pretty intense. You will want to steer clear of this one if you do not want your gamer playing horror games.
Bayonetta 2 (Wii U on October 24th) – Metascore (as of 10/21/2014) = 91 – Rated M for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes – This is the sequel to Bayonetta, which was released in January of 2010. It is a 3rd person action game.
The content of this game is extremely over-the-top. The first level has the player fighting while riding on top of a fighter jet flying through New York. You can get an idea of just how over-the-top from this trailer.
The one area of concern you should have with this game is its sexuality. The protagonist is a woman in skin-tight clothing. There are scenes where the camera pans up or down her body. I wanted to embed the trailer to make it easier for you to see but the thumbnail was one of those shots. There are also instances where she is covered only by her hair when doing a big attack. This is something you will want to keep in mind when deciding on it for your gamer.
Civilization: Beyond Earth (PC on October 24th) – Metascore (as of 10/21/2014) = No Score Yet – Rated E10 for Alcohol Reference, Fantasy Violence, Language – This is the next game in the Civilization franchise. It is a turn-based strategy game. A single game can take quite a while. This is a game where you may want to give your gamer several hours on one night instead of one hour every night.
The content of this game is pretty tame, thus the E10 rating. This is equivalent to a PG movie rating.