The ESRB has detailed it’s M rating for God of War 3. Needless to say, it details the extreme violence, as well as the usual sex mini game. As far as the violence goes, it talks of blood staining the ground, walls, and Kratos’ body; and even depicts what happens in some of the fights against bosses (though, it doesn’t say who or what they are). The violence bit, for those who would like to read it, are contained in the spoiler block:
[spoiler intro=”Spoiler Alert” title=”God if War 3 ESRB Violence Description”] It also depicts exaggerated acts of violence and frequent killing. Using double-chained blades and arrows, players hack-and-slash skeleton soldiers, rabid dogs, a centaur, a cyclops, fire-breathing creatures, and other monsters. This combat is both bloody and fantastical. Large sprays of red blood occur when enemies are hit. Blood often stains the ground, surrounding walls, and sometimes on Kratos’ body. When defeated, enemies drop magical, glowing orbs that boost health and experience. The most intense depictions of violence occur during boss battles with the gods. Players engage in close-up and extended battles that are completed by pressing button sequences corresponding to on-screen prompts. One god will be thrown repeatedly into rocks and walls; another god’s eyes will be gauged out by thumbs. A god may get pummeled into the ground or have its legs sliced off, its head torn off. In one sequence, blood will stain the screen after each of Kratos’ blows, building up to the point of complete saturation. Immediately after “dying,” the defeated gods often have fantastical endings such as transforming into a swarm of mitelike insects or a cascade of plummeting water. [/spoiler]
If you’re only interested on getting your rocks off on virtual sex, here’s the description of the mini game:
[spoiler intro=”Spoiler Alert” title=”God if War 3 ESRB ‘Sex Scene’ Description”]The game contains a sex mini-game. Players will encounter a goddess and her two hand maidens, all topless, all holding and caressing each other. If players wish to, they may join the goddess (and only the goddess) in bed. Actual sex is never depicted as the camera drifts, then fixes on the two maidens, who watch from a distance. As players respond to the on-screen prompts with button presses, the topless maidens will continue to watch, and sometimes caress. Moaning sounds from the bed can be heard throughout the sequence.[/spoiler]
And for good measure and to close the deal:
The game includes some behind-the-scenes footage that contains a few instances of profanity (e.g., “f**k” and “sh*t”).
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