God of War Ragnarok Has Been Rated “Mature 17+” by the ESRB
God of War Ragnarok Received Mature 17+ Rating From the ESRB
God of War Ragnarok is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio and will be published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is a sequel to God of War 2018 and is expected to be released worldwide on November 9, 2022, for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
In this new iteration of the series, Kratos and his son will go on a new journey to face the impending Ragnarok – the legendary Norse version of an apocalypse. They will face the enemies they made in God of War for example Freya and Thor.
Today, God of War Ragnarok has been rated “Mature 17+” by the ESRB. The first reason is an excessive expression of violence. Players use realistic weapons like knives and axes during the battle. Players can perform finishing attacks, that range from close-range piercing shots with bladed and hand-held weapons, to severe head-breaking shots with an axe repeatedly attacking the enemy. As a result, there are massive blood spray effects and some disturbing graphics.
Secondly, there is excessive vulgarity and the usage of obscene language. Few of the characters from the game can be seen cursing quite a lot. It should not be forgotten that 2018’s God of War was also flagged for “Strong Language” by the ESRB.
Furthermore, there is a direct drug expression and expression of characters drinking in the taverns. Players will witness characters “drinking alcohol in pubs.” This means there will be consumption of alcohol, as opposed to just the presence.
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