According to the ESRB, this game contains: Comic Mischief, Mild Violence
Parents have very little to worry about with Rave Master: Special Attack Force! Although the game involves fighters brawling, its violence is cartoonish and not gory in the least. Nor does it have the sexual innuendo that's in the GameCube version of Rave Master. In fact, the most offensive thing in the entire game is a gang of "Big Butt Bandits" who appear and fart whenever time runs out.
Rave Master fans are definitely the target audience for this game. Those unfamiliar with the anime or manga will probably drown in the title's strange logic.
Deaf and hard of hearing gamers should have no problems playing this game. While the fighters often shout as they attack, the sound and movement occur simultaneously. The story is also told in text.
But then a friend introduced her to the seedy underworld of the Mario brothers and she spent her saved-up birthday and Christmas money to buy a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Her mom didn't like the Nintendo at first, but The Legend of Zelda changed her mind. (When Tera got Zelda II: The Adventure of Link one Christmas, she suspected it was as much for her mother as for her).
Though she graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2002 and recently learned how to find the movie theater restroom by herself, Tera still loves video games. Far from being a brain-rotting waste of time, they've helped her practice spatial skills and discover new passions. Her love of games like Kid Icarus and The Battle of Olympus led to a degree in Classical Languages and Literatures. She thinks games have a place in discussions on disability and other cultural issues, and is excited to work with the like-minded staff at GameCritics.com.