According to ESRB, this game contains: Strong Language, Violence, Blood, Drug References
For Parents, Way of the Samurai 2 is a mixed bag. On one hand, the game will have your child make numerous decisions and have them deal with the consequences of those actions, good or bad. There are moral and social lessons that can be taught here. On the other hand, almost all the games problems are resolved through violence. Much blood will be shed in the name of the samurai code. Ultimately, if you don't want your child seeing red, no matter the justification, this isn't your game.
Fans of Kurosawa and other samurai films will adore this, since Way of the Samurai 2 is more or less an interactive version of the genre.
Fans of fighting games won't be disappointed because the core fighting engine is wonderfully intuitive, yet challenging, and there are tons of swords and techniques to unlock. Just keep in the mind that the game is not non-stop action and requires a bit of adventure style role-playing before one can draw a sword. If you only desire straight-up action, look elsewhere.
Fans of old-school PC "Quest" gamesmay like this game for its experimental choose-your-own-adventure gameplay and branching storylines.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers will be spared the sub-par voice-acting in the game and not have to worry as the in-game dialogue is handled with text word balloons and the cut-scenes have subtitles. There aren't any significant audio cues that don't have on-screen indicators.