Should I be allowed to play C.O.R.E.?

My dad will not let me play C.O.R.E. on my new DSi. I’m 11 years
old and i will be 12 next month. It only says Blood Gore and Language
my Dad says “No because it is rated “M”) But yet he bought me
inFAMOUS for my PS3 and that has Blood Gore Drugs Alchohol EXCESSIVE
swearing and more violence than you could imagine. I have played
games like starcraft which are just as bad if not worse. I also am
allowed to watch any PG-13 movies. Do you think i should be allowed to play C.O.R.E?


But not for any particular reason other than that your dad said no.  I always side with the parent in these cases because I’m not here to convince parents it’s okay to let their kid play any game really.  I know I’m famous for giving the Halo series the “ok” but even there I’m mainly just giving parents the info and letting them decide. I support almost any decision short of letting little kids (or most teens) from playing Grand Theft Auto. And even then I don’t really care either way. It’s none of my business. I don’t moralize.

C.O.R.E. is a game I haven’t played. The ESRB says ‘Blood & Gore’ and it seems that you’re killing aliens here. It’s also on the DS, which means the graphics and sound are nothing compared to the PS3.  InFAMOUS is a pretty harsh game, and I feel safe in saying that C.O.R.E. is probably less harsh than that – so if you’re asking “is my dad being inconsistent here?” I’d say – YES. But that’s the lovely power trip of being a parent.  It might not be fair, but “because I said so” is a totally valid reason.

Even if you find it frustrating.  Also, be careful kid. A parent is just as likely to take the argument “But this game you let me play is WORSE!” as an excuse to take that InFAMOUS (another game I’m admittedly not all that familiar with personally) away from you. Again though, that’s up to him.

Oh and, talk like a pirate day is today, innit?

Okay then:  “Aargh, shiver me timbers!”

No Responses to “Should I be allowed to play C.O.R.E.?”

  1. Talk like a pirate day is tomorrow 🙂

    And C.O.R.E. is scoring pretty low reviews, so the Dad may just be saving the son from a poor experience. For a similar type game, there’s always Metroid for the DS as well as Moon.

  2. In reality, isn’t every day “talk like a pirate day”?
    Or is that just in my world… matey?

  3. Infamous?
    Excessive swearing?!

  4. Hmmm? Uh….
    ESRB says: Blood, Drug Reference, Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence

    Like I mentioned, I didn’t get round to this one personally. But Blood + Violence sounds like gore – or at least gorish – and Language excessivity is subjective.

  5. Technically, the ESRB defines blood as, well… blood and gore as mutilated body parts.

  6. Thanks GamerDad!

  7. Did he seriously just use StarCraft as an example of a intense game?

  8. esrb rates stuff to should be allowed to play that game if you think that you can handle it.

  9. i agree with wampa king. and infamous does not have gore

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