Games: Super Smash Brothers Brawl

Super Smash Brothers Brawl! The pinnacle of wii games! One of the top ever! The BEST!

Spirituality: Huh? This is a fighting game. The story mode in Subspace Emissary is pretty much the only thing that could contain spiritual content, but it doesn’t. 😛

Sex: Quite complicatedly, this game is only as sexualized as you make it. What I mean by that is there’s a in-game camera that lets you survey the battlefield and scope out everything from every angle while the game is paused.  The obvious downside to this is that you can see characters from every angle, like the camera intended. But as long as it isn’t used incorrectly, your great power will carry its responsibility well. There is one curvy character boasting a skintight suit, but you can simply choose not to play as that character, and she won’t appear in battles.

Language: No language here! I don’t think there’s even any euphemisms….

Drugs/Drinking: None of that! I think there might be a few food items you can quaff and munch during fights, but they only consist of things like grapes, ice cream, root beer and…stuff like that! (honestly, there’s dozens of food items, but you can’t really see them unless you use the camera…)

Violence:
Kapow! Fwoosh! Fwip! Flames fly, punches land, and swords clash! This game is all about fighting, and loves it! I thoroughly enjoy it because the violence is realistic enough to not be ridiculous, and non-realistic enough for it to be appropriate for my 6-year-old brother. It’s actually very difficult to explain, so I’ll just post a video. Suffice to say, there’s exploding and punching and slashing smacking, but no character actually physically shows damage. They get knocked over, flash a few times, then get up again. Here’s the official trailer for the game, so everything you see here will be included in the game.

Misc. other harmful elements:
Mild crude humor elements are involved, although they aren’t necessary. It mostly involves the character Wario, resulting in gassy expulsions of….gas. -_____- Yeah. Parents might not like the fact that you can play online, but believe me, it’s much much safer with nintendo than any other system. The only contact the player will have with other players if they choose to play online with them is seeing which character they choose. All the matching of opponents online is done randomly, however, and unless you’ve exchanged your in-game 12 digit friend code with another Brawler, then there’s no way you can be sure of fighting them again. If you exchange friend codes with another person, then you can see their online names and their custom taunts they can make out of text. But otherwise, no real contact. If you can get their friend code, it’s probably okay to brawl them. If you need any more reassurance or have questions about Wi-Fi play, go ahead and ask me! I won’t mind!

Good elements:
There isn’t any speaking in the Subspace Emissary (the story backbone of the game) but such elements like heroism, sacrifice, and AWESOME are displayed. Here’s some awesome:

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Rating:
5/5
Clean fun? Yes please. Multiplayer? Yes please. Tons of unlockables that last nearly two years? On one disc? How much IS this game!? Well, when it first came out, it was $50. Now the prices have dropped to a reasonable price for how consistently it works to around $25 to $40. The game is incredible, and a blast to pick up and play. I’ve been playing it since 2008, so I’ve been brawling for 5 years…O_O but anyhoo, it’s for any type of gamer, young or old. Dad and Mom, sister and brother, there’s a little bit in it for everyone. I highly recommend you buy it for any kid looking for a good game 8 years and up.

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