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Tech Week: Is Assassin’s Creed 3 Appropriate for Teens?

Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please visit Amazon.com to get your own copy of Assassin’s Creed 3, today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day! I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own.

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Okay, okay. I know the rating. M. Mature, as in 17 or older and you have to show your driver’s license just to buy the darn thing.

I also know my son is 13. Well under that mature rating age limit. But, I’m no fool with these games. It took a helluva lot of convincing on his part to get me to buy the game. And a helluva lot of supervision. AND, I may have threatened a Target employee that if my son became a serial killer because of this very video game, he would be held accountable. You know what he told me? That his 13 year-old daughter had it and loved it.

Yes there is killing. Yes there is blood. Yes there is questionable language. BUT there is also strategy, history and a lot of thinking that is going on while playing the game. It’s set in the year 1775. There are many legendary people from American History that come in and out of the game. George Washington, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, all are there to help you in your missions. Hey, my son learned all about the Boston Tea Party and wanted to research it on his own because of this game. Learning for the win!

Enough about the “mom’s” view. How about we hear about the game straight from the punk kid himself.

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Assassin’s Creed III is an action packed, open world, role playing game. In between missions you can do little side quests or just go exploring the world and interacting with it. You can turn the blood and gore off so you don’t see people with a big red stain on their face or clothes. You can customize your character’s weapons and clothes to the way you like or want it to be. The only thing you have to avoid is the language which you can not turn off, but other than that this game is an awesome game for any age above 13.

My favorite part of the game is when Samuel Adams helps with the Boston Tea Party.

Pros: Awesome graphics on PS3, free roam, story line, guns, swords, clothes, side missions.

Cons: Freezes and lags sometimes on PS3.

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If you are looking at getting this for the Holidays, then Amazon has an amazing deal for you!

Today, December 11th, Assassin’s Creed is the Gold Box Deal of the Day! Normally $60, the game today is only $33! 

CleverGirls is also giving away 5 copies of AC3 on December 11th via Twitter to random tweeters who RT the following:

Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day: Assassin’s Creed 3! To buy: http://clvr.li/AC3Gold – RT to enter to win a copy! #AC3Gold

Still not convinced? You don’t have to take my word for it… (said in best Lavar Burton voice). Here are some other reviews of the game:

TechSavvyMama.com

DailyPinch.com

HighImpactMom.com

 

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So now is where, if you only came to say “You shouldn’t let your kids play that violent crap” then I say, “You are right, I am wrong. Thank you for showing me how better of a parent you are than I am.” 😉 Or just buy a copy of the game and play it for yourself. I’d much rather have my kids learning a bit of history amongst the bloodshed, rather than the random sniper-style shooting in some other games.

And… I have 3 boys. There is no hope for me to get to play Sugar Sugar Princess or something like that. It’s kill (on the video game) or be killed (on the video game) out there. Send wine!

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ColoradoMoms.com

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0 COMMENTS

  • Connie Weiss

    I’m glad I don’t have to worry about the M games for a while. 🙂

  • Gretchen

    Ha! I think it’s funny that there’s iffy language in a game set during the Revolutionary War. The historical characters might be accurate, the history might be compelling, but for some reason I can’t picture Ben Franklin dropping F-bombs! LOL.

    (also, I ordered it last weekend for my husband and wish I had known about this deal!)

  • jenny - sugar loco

    I’m with Connie, I think I won’t be making these decisions for a while either. He’s only 2, though he does talk about guns a lot.

  • Brian Johnson

    I think this game is still way better than GTA series for your kids. At least, they learn something in this game. But parents should always guard their kids when playing Assassin’s Creed game, there are some serious silent-kill scenes that might trigger their curiosity. 🙂

  • brandon ac repair

    I wanted to thank you for this good read!! I absolutely loved every little bit of it.
    I’ve got you book-marked to look at new things you post…

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