According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Violence

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Parents might want to warn their children away from this one. For a mature-rated game, it's not especially big on brutal or excessive violence, and it really seems to be the Nazi-themed setting that earned it the M. Besides a risqué costume and the presence of Jack the Ripper in a heroic role, there's nothing even borderline inappropriate here, unless your children are sticklers for historical accuracy.

Strategy RPG fans will find a few neat twists to their beloved genre, with the slightly more realistic setting and speed-based turns. Of course, the way those twists screw up the late-game difficulty curve may have you wondering why they fixed something that wasn't broken.

History buffs might want to give this one a pass. While the game certainly features the guns, tanks, and settings that WWII obsessives love, the werewolf/vampire twist might try their patience even more than the gameplay issues.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers should be fine. Seeing as this is a strategy game, there's no need to respond quickly to audio cues, and all key information is helpfully offered up in onscreen text and a helpful mini-map. The only thing you'll be missing out on are the fun fake accents.

Daniel Weissenberger

Daniel Weissenberger

What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died?

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!
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