LIAM 12 asks: Hello Gamer Dad I am 12 years old and i want to get Halo Reach when it comes out but my parents won’t let me have anything above my age group. I have Halo 3 so do you think it would be ok to get Halo Reach?
GAMERDAD: I see your point. Truth is, as far as I can tell, Halo Reach isn’t that different in tone or content than Halo 3. So we’ve caught your parents in a little bit of inconsistency. What can we do about it?
Next to nothing really. It’s their call, always their call and parents aren’t in any way bound by law to be consistent.
So, I’ll leave it this:
Hey, Liam’s mom and dad! From what I’ve seen, Halo Reach isn’t different from Halo 3. So maybe the cow is already out the barn door. I recommend renting it and before that, when it’s released, visit ESRB.org. They don’t have their detailed review up, but will soon.
I’ll sign off by thanking Liam. You should great initiative in your question and clearly you’re ready to hear the word “No.” Instead of betraying his parents by sneaking it in, instead of having a tantrum, Liam here calmly and politely asked for my opinion.
And that opinion is that Halo Reach will probably be okay. Also note, I haven’t played this one yet (I’m not even sure the title is correct) and you should check outside sources once the games hits the streets. Also I’m famously known for my belief that rating the Halo series M is absurd and that the game is best for 14+.
The ESRB and WhatTheyPlay is a good start!