According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Strong Lyrics, Violence
Parents should be very concerned. This game is extremely violent and is scored to an exceptionally foul-mouthed soundtrack. It should be noted, though, that the foul language is restricted entirely to the soundtrack, and the actual in-game characters are surprisingly reserved in their mode of speech. Interestingly, despite all the violence and foul language, Icon may represent the first time that the videogame version of a real life conflict is actually less violent and obscene than the real world.
Fighting game fans should take advantage of modern videogame systems' reverse-compatibility feature and just buy the earlier games in the series. They'll doubtless find them infinitely more satisfying and just as rappy as this one.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers will be in trouble with this one. As I mentioned in the review, a key element of the game is using the beats of a song to know when and how to beat an opponent. Without the sound all of the game's interactive hazards will prove frustratingly difficult to use—especially when the computer is able to detect exactly when they're going to strike.
Nothing relevant to this conversation, that's for sure! Because we're here to talk about (sorry, write and read about, respectively) GC_Danny, who's updating this profile for the first time in thirteen years!
So let's take a gander back at that time and see what's happened! In addition to writing hundreds of video game reviews, Dan produced a book that can be legally purchased by almost anyone! He also wrote two short films, two episodes of television, and two movies! Although, sadly, and through much fault of his own, the movies have yet to be released.
In addition to general game reviewing, he's also dabbled in more long-form work, writing some of the longest and most comprehensive game reviews of all time. Then there's his non-GameCritics blogging, where he's famous as the world's foremost expert on the TV show Criminal Minds, as well as the co-host of a weekly podcast - he's even working on a new videogame/critical experiment, which you can find out more about here!
If all that wasn't enough, just a few months ago he rebranded himself as 'The Hidden Object Guru', hoping to stake another claim of ultimate expertise, this time over a genre of casual games! Will he be successful? Only time will tell, but you're free to join the thrilling ride at his YouTube channel!