We do pretty good reviews around here but there are always some questions left un-answered. What is the occult/supernatural level of content in the game? How much sexual or illeagle content is there? Is a game like Quake III wholesome enough? All of these questions and no answers in sight! Until now that is. Al Menconi Ministries has all the reviews you need to guage the important aspects of gaming.
Here are a couple delicious quotes from some the reviews:
Starcraft: If you buy into the premise that it is the human’s manifest destiny to control the universe, then it is okay to slaughter the aliens who oppose you. If, however, you believe in the aliens right to defend their homelands, the humans are the aggressors. In that case this game is teaching a very harmful attitude.
Max Payne: This game is insidious. Besides making killing fun, Max Payne also makes doing this seem cool. This game is incredibly addicting and it makes you want to sit down and play it the whole way through. Each area you pass adds another piece to the story’s puzzle and this makes you want to play it until it is complete. The game itself is relatively short, only taking about seven hours to complete. He never feels guilty for killing the hundreds of people he does. The only good thing about Max is that he doesn’t kill women and children, or any fellow police officers, with the exception of his corrupt partner. Still, he is not a good role model for anyone.
I never realized Max Payne "made" you play like that.
Most of the reviews are written by one "JC Long" who obviously enjoys playing the games while rating them for occult, illegal and sexual content for concerned parents. It may sound like I'm mocking them but I actually feel a site like this is great for parents who really have no clue about what their kids are playing. The religious slant will throw some people off I'm sure but it's nice to see someone who reviews games based on gameplay AND the stuff parents need to know. Not just one or the other.
Thanks to Hat for pointing the site out for me.- Certis