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If your child is mentally capable of playing the game, there is nothing emotionally hazardous to be feared. Of course you will want to discuss things like violence and death and how these things are different in a video game than they are in reality. With good parenting though, this is an excellent game with a good story and lots of visual entertainment.
All that said, yes it's safe to you to let your kid grind mobs for you.
Good topic. Yes its a wonderful story for a kid to watch. The objectional parts is that the characters are sometimes in danger and their are some spooky parts. It's totally kid friendly, and even more adult friendly.
Most of the talk I'm seeing among adult gamers is if the game is too "kiddy" or childish for their tastes, but my question goes the opposite direction. The game is rated E10+, I'm wondering if it's maybe too intense to play with my 3 (almost 4) year old son. We like playing video games together and I've had my eye on this for his upcoming birthday. I know the mother dies at the beginning, though, and I'm wondering how emotional or intense that sequence is, or if there are other difficult scenes in the game. (Try to keep the spoilers to a minimum, if you can.)
If my boy were 6 or 7, I probably wouldn't think twice, but just turning 4, I'm just not sure.
I know there are generations of children that have survived Bambi and The Lion King, I'm not trying to raise an emotionally sheltered child, but the rating is E10+ and I take that seriously. So I'm looking to gather opinions from people who have actually played it, or if there are other parents who are playing this with their kids.
Get him Mortal Kombat and teach him that violence is ONLY acceptable in games,
I played violent games at 5 and even saw a porno at 3 (huge fail by a video rental store putting the wrong VHS in the box, mam thought she was getting Garfield The Cat, instead it was Fritz The Cat) and I'm so anti violence it's unbeliveable and I don't mistreat Women.
4 years old is too young to be playing this or any video game.
a recent study suggests that to aid development its best to keep them off games until they are 5-6. tbh I think 4 is far far too young, give him/her a colouring book and a set of felt tips. happy for hours :)
I believe that study revolved around games that didn't consist of 1000 pages of text to ummm, you know...READ!!
To TC: This game will be great for your 4 year old. The violence is less graphic than in bugs bunny. The story isn't too adult that a child couldn't relate while at the same time offering some possibility for emotional growth.
In fact if you really enforce reading what every NPC says then this game could be a great reading and problem solving tool.
Well as long as you put it on easy mode I think it would be fine since there is a marker on the map to show where to go next, you'd just have to teach him how to play a bit. The mother dying isn't graphic.