A couple days later my son and I were playing it and really bonding. I've had the game for a while now, and I've never been searching for players. Play the game completely normally. If you think your son can handle simulated murder, disdain for the law and profanity, these games can make for some interesting and instructive father-son time. It has a fairly healthy population. If I might add one, humble suggestion, not from my experience as a father, but from my experience as a son: play video games with your boy.
I can grant that it has great graphics and of course a huge map. Even if they don't know and buy it anyway, is it really going to be a life-altering event? As I mentioned before, the violence is unrewarded, and the true fun in the game comes from discovering and exploring the amazing city, climbing mountains, riding bikes, parachuting, buying shares in the stock market, flying planes and so much more. Eventually I came up with a plan, I was going to let him get the game with his own money and then I would see how bad it really was. Plus, to do so adds legitimacy to the bullshit claim that playing Grand Theft Auto is somehow dangerous, potentially corruptive or inappropriate for children at large. The game is a masterpiece, though. If you have a preteen or teenager, you can get pretty deep. My 13 yr old son came to me and asked if he could get the new grand theft auto V game.
. So, with all that said, what would you all do? He hopes they change their mind in a couple of years and in one final last-ditch effort declares his love again. There is things to be concerned about in this game like the controversy and the drugs but if you trust your 12+ child to not do them things it will be fine : First off yes, there is all the violence, sex and swearing and i was sure that i was not letting my thirteen year old son get the game with grand theft auto's bad reputation for pushing the boundaries with their games but my son was set on getting this game and would try to convince me that grand theft auto was not as bad as everyone says it is and finally after watching gameplay of it and researching it I finally got the game for him but I told him that if i got it for him I would have to watch the first mission with him playing it and i didn't see any problems and whenever i see him play it he is never doing something he isn't supposed to. You must emphasize, if you have not already, that video games and real life are two very different things. My dad played video games with me all the time growing up, and being able to talk about them with him strengthened our relationship in a way that I still cherish today.
As per usual, only half of the true story is told by these review websites, much like common sense media. Bad places can easily be avoided and the violence is no worse that what is seen on the news and the language isn't as bad as what can be heard in school! Originally posted by Darkwhip11: I want to know these four things. As a parent I know what you are thinking. As for your son like I said I wouldn't let him fully play it till he's older, but that's me. Your son probably just wants to fly around in airplanes or drive a tank.
The classic video of two kids going absolutely nuts after is perhaps the best known. Just think about the most graphic dialogue you can, and know that it's in this game! Same with most of the cussing, drugs, and alcohol. However, this is not the case. Some say that it has an educational value in the form of a stock market. From: College Student with prior experience.
If his parents say they'll think about it things suddenly get creepy. This was not the kind of game she wanted her son playing. At level 100 with max hp, you only have half the health of the Single Player Protaganist. As someone who successfully convinced his mother to buy him Grand Theft Auto: Vice City at the age of 12 I do sympathise with Bobby's plight however. Your character is able to commit pretty much every felony, misdemeanor, and petty crime humanly possible. Grand Theft Auto V is a beautifully designed, engaging, and immersive game. People like to talk about the violence or the sexual content or the drug use in the game as reasons why it's not acceptable for children.
He just wants his own copy, because his buddy is bogarting the controller and won't let him have a turn. I may not be that old, but I sympathize with parents that want to share gaming with children, but are afraid of the consequences. There's one intense scene where you choose different instruments to sadistically torture a man. Firstly the mini game in the strip club isn't always on, and there's no mission which makes them go there, so you should be able to trust them enough not to go there. Players seem mostly civil and rational.
This is really no problem if your son knows the right from wrong and the reality to the virtual world. Just Cause 2 is a lot more fun and it's cleaner. That one is great to have a laugh while doing absolute nonsense ingame. The mother walked quickly ahead, the two got in the car and left. What geopolitical forces cause people to steal? This is nothing new for Grand Theft Auto Games. The violence in this game is the equivalent to your Call of Duty shooter little blood spurts when you shoot someone,but never really any gore ,but there is however a torture cut-scene which is impossible to skip, In this one sequence, players are directed to use various instruments and means e.