According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Mature Humor, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs and Alcohol
Parents, do I need to even say anything? Look at that list after the M rating, or scroll back up to the review. This is not one for the kids.
Fans of the original might want to check out this new version for the multiplayer or the updated graphics, but honestly, there's not all that much different from the original. Couple this with the fact that the multiplayer can be brutally unforgiving and it becomes all the more obvious that you're probably better served by just pulling out the original.
Casual gamers may be drawn in by what looks like a simple platformer/collectathon, but believe me, this game is not that. There are some genuinely difficult moments in the game and many more casual players aren't going to be willing to keep repeating the same missions over and over until they finally succeed. The story is funny, the humor is good, but getting through some of the missions to see the next cutscene can be a real pain.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers will be pleased to know that the game features full subtitles. That way, no one has to miss out on a squirrel saying things like "poop."
A film critic by trade, specializing in Euro-horror, cult exploitation, and Asian action cinema, Mike has written reviews for a diverse group of print and online publications. He covers horror news, movies, books, and games at TheHorrorGeek.com and Horrorsquad.com and spent two seasons as The Horror Geek on Comedy Central's pop-culture game show, Beat the Geeks.
Mike's childhood was spent playing videogames any time he got a chance. His parents had a Pong console and his grandmother had an Atari 2600, where Mike cultivated his skills by playing hour upon hour of games like Space Invaders, Berserk, and Asteroids. From those early experiences Mike learned one thing: he loved games.
In 1999, Mike became a staff reviewer at Cinescape Magazine's website where he spent a year learning the craft of game criticism. After internal changes led to Mike leaving Cinescape in late 2000, he joined up with RPGFan in 2001 and spent several years writing reviews for them. Happy, but looking for an opportunity to expound on a wider variety of titles, Mike joined GameCritics.com and hopes to help Chi, Dale, and the rest of the GC staff bring a higher level of respect to the field of game criticism.