History WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids / VideoGames

21st Jan '18 2:30:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''MagicalStarsign'' starts as a cute, fluffy game but once the second act starts things swiftly go downhill. There's too much horrible stuff going on here to list it all without taking up pages, but to sum it up: [[spoiler:The main plot is about bringing mages to a planet where just being there turns them into into gummy-like inanimate blobs to be used as fuel for a space worm]].

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* ''MagicalStarsign'' ''VideoGame/MagicalStarsign'' starts as a cute, fluffy game but once the second act starts things swiftly go downhill. There's too much horrible stuff going on here to list it all without taking up pages, but to sum it up: [[spoiler:The main plot is about bringing mages to a planet where just being there turns them into into gummy-like inanimate blobs to be used as fuel for a space worm]].
31st Dec '17 1:21:45 PM JAG01
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* If you go through the toys section of any major retail outlet, you will find figures and toys based on the animatronics in ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. In case you haven't heard, ''Five Nights'' is a ''horror'' franchise. The games' story arc centers around children being murdered in the back of a SuckECheeses by a serial killer. Those cartoonish animatronics spend every game trying to murder you in increasingly brutal and gruesome ways. For kids!
30th Dec '17 7:55:11 PM JAG01
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* If you go through the toys section of any major retail outlet, you will find figures and toys based on the animatronics in ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. In case you haven't heard, ''Five Nights'' is a ''horror'' franchise about those cartoonish animatronic characters trying to ''murder'' you in increasingly brutal and gruesome ways, with the main story arc centered around children being murdered. For kids!

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* If you go through the toys section of any major retail outlet, you will find figures and toys based on the animatronics in ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. In case you haven't heard, ''Five Nights'' is a ''horror'' franchise about those franchise. The games' story arc centers around children being murdered in the back of a SuckECheeses by a serial killer. Those cartoonish animatronic characters animatronics spend every game trying to ''murder'' murder you in increasingly brutal and gruesome ways, with the main story arc centered around children being murdered.ways. For kids!
30th Dec '17 7:45:04 PM JAG01
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* If you go through the toys section of any major retail outlet, you will find figures and toys based on the animatronics in ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. In case you haven't heard, ''Five Nights'' is a ''horror'' franchise about those cartoonish animatronic characters trying to ''murder'' you in increasingly brutal and gruesome ways, with the main story arc centered around children being murdered. For kids!
20th Dec '17 6:26:02 PM 4444jdm
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* The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series features several Disney characters and allows the opportunity to explore worlds based on Disney films. However, several characters die in the series, not to mention a depiction of murder in "birth by sleep". There are also themes of depression and some depictions of blood. WordOfGod via Tetsuya Nomura has stated that Kingdom Hearts was not originally created with kids in mind but the decision to include Disney characters has inevitably got the attention of children. The first game was rated E but the rest were rated E10.

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* The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series features several Disney characters and allows the opportunity to explore worlds based on Disney films. However, several characters die in the series, not to mention a depiction of murder in "birth by sleep". There are also themes of depression and some depictions of blood. WordOfGod via Tetsuya Nomura has stated that Kingdom Hearts was [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids not originally created with kids in mind mind]] but the decision to include Disney characters has inevitably got the attention of children. The first game was rated E but the rest were rated E10.
2nd Dec '17 8:02:26 PM Angeldeb82
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* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'': With constant references to tobacco and alcohol and rather disturbing imagery, as well as ''the Devil himself'' along with a few mentions of Hell, would you believe that this game is rated E by the ESRB? It's almost as if they're applying the ValuesDissonance of the time period this game is paying homage to.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'': With constant references to tobacco and alcohol tobacco, alcohol, gambling, and rather disturbing imagery, as well as ''the Devil himself'' along with a few mentions of Hell, would you believe that this game is rated E by the ESRB? It's almost as if they're applying the ValuesDissonance of the time period this game is paying homage to.
26th Nov '17 10:26:49 AM nombretomado
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* Some attribute the commercial failure of ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' to this, among other factors. ''Shantae'''s cutesy, colorful graphics, goofy humor, being on the kid-friendly GameBoyColor leading to the assumption that it's a kid's game. The problem is, it's also strangely... [[ParentService sexy]] for something aimed at kids, and also more difficult than your average kid's game.

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* Some attribute the commercial failure of ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' to this, among other factors. ''Shantae'''s cutesy, colorful graphics, goofy humor, being on the kid-friendly GameBoyColor UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor leading to the assumption that it's a kid's game. The problem is, it's also strangely... [[ParentService sexy]] for something aimed at kids, and also more difficult than your average kid's game.
18th Nov '17 7:08:05 AM Midna
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* ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'' may have very cutesy cartoony looking graphics like it's predecessors, and with a prequel as lighthearted as ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'', and how kid oriented it looks on the surface, most people don't expect a game like this to have things such as [[spoiler:Multiple incidents of FamilyUnfriendlyDeath, characters going through realistic emotional issues and very deep rooted psychological trauma as a result, a scene where a 12 year old boy and his friends (MushroomSamba) go on a terrifying hallucinogenic drug trip]], a villain who represents [[AllegoricalCharacter the sins of humanity]] and also runs what is basically a dictatorship over the protagonists' home, animal abuse with an electric collar, [[spoiler: a child committing suicide by electrocuting himself due to the psychological trauma he's experienced]], etc.

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* ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'' may have very cutesy cartoony looking cartoony-looking graphics like it's its predecessors, and with a prequel as lighthearted as ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'', and how kid oriented kid-oriented it looks on the surface, most people don't expect a game like this to have things such as [[spoiler:Multiple [[spoiler:multiple incidents of FamilyUnfriendlyDeath, characters going through realistic emotional issues and very deep rooted psychological trauma as a result, a scene where a 12 year old 12-year-old boy and his friends (MushroomSamba) [[MushroomSamba go on a terrifying hallucinogenic drug trip]], a villain who represents [[AllegoricalCharacter the sins of humanity]] and also runs what is basically a dictatorship over the protagonists' home, animal abuse with an electric collar, [[spoiler: a child committing suicide by electrocuting himself due to the psychological trauma he's experienced]], etc.



* Some attribute the commercial failure of ''{{Shantae}}'' to this, among other factors. ''Shantae'''s cutesy, colorful graphics, goofy humor, being on the kid-friendly GameBoyColor leading to the assumption that it's a kid's game. The problem is, it's also strangely... [[ParentService sexy]] for something aimed at kids, and also more difficult than your average kid's game.

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* Some attribute the commercial failure of ''{{Shantae}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' to this, among other factors. ''Shantae'''s cutesy, colorful graphics, goofy humor, being on the kid-friendly GameBoyColor leading to the assumption that it's a kid's game. The problem is, it's also strangely... [[ParentService sexy]] for something aimed at kids, and also more difficult than your average kid's game.



** ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' features very dark dialogue such as "I long for death's cold embrace", "First you're contemplating genocide" and talk of skinning alive, and Amy and Knuckles get the ''life sucked out of them''.
** ''VideoGame/SonicForces'' has [[TheBadGuyWins Eggman]] [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the whole entire world]], SceneryGorn, a merciless villain, Sonic mentioned to have been tortured for 6 months, innocent cartoon animals being KilledOffscreen.

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** ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' features very dark dialogue such as "I long for death's cold embrace", "First you're contemplating genocide" and talk of skinning alive, and Amy and Knuckles get the ''life sucked out of them''. \n (They get better.)
** ''VideoGame/SonicForces'' has [[TheBadGuyWins Eggman]] [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the whole entire world]], SceneryGorn, a merciless villain, Sonic mentioned to have been tortured for 6 months, innocent cartoon animals being KilledOffscreen.KilledOffscreen... ([[RuleOfThree They get better.]])



* Terranigma was rated PEGI 3 and OFLC G upon it's SNES release.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has a Nightmare Fuel page large enough to rival some countries, and not without reason. It also touches on some fairly heavy themes, including morality, death and the death of children in particular, depression, and even suicide. Take VideoGameCrueltyPotential to its logical extension, and the comedic trappings of the game completely disappear, replaced by a grim, disturbing slog as the player murders their way from one lovable character to the next. All said, it's a game that's able to scare and/or move many ''adults'', let alone kids! Despite this, the game is rated E10+ and Toby Fox has implied or directly stated on multiple occasions that he considers it to be a family game and has no quarrel with children playing it.
14th Nov '17 5:44:08 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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** ''VideoGame/SonicForces'' has Eggman taking over the whole entire world, SceneryGorn, a merciless villain, and innocent cartoon animals being KilledOffscreen.

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** ''VideoGame/SonicForces'' has Eggman [[TheBadGuyWins Eggman]] [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the whole entire world, world]], SceneryGorn, a merciless villain, and Sonic mentioned to have been tortured for 6 months, innocent cartoon animals being KilledOffscreen.
12th Nov '17 7:50:43 PM Angeldeb82
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* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'': With constant references to tobacco and alcohol and rather disturbing imagery, as well as ''the Devil himself'' along with a few mentions of Hell, would you believe that this game is rated E by the ESRB? It's almost as if they're applying the ValuesDissonance of the time period this game is paying homage to.
** And while nobody is saying that [[ViewersAreMorons kids can't enjoy difficult games]], the [[SurpriseDifficulty cutesy cartoon look of the game belies]] a ''[[NintendoHard wickedly difficult]]'' RunAndGun game, which might catch both kids and parents off guard.
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