Ok so there I am standing in a Games store ready to buy a decent game for my son with a few conditions.
- the cerificate rating should be appropriate to his age
- no shooting games
Not asking for much am? Well apparently so, because unfortunatley there are no games on the market that fit such a criteria. So I was ready to comprimise, ‘Lets go with action hero games’, I told the shop assistant. Off he went to find me appropriate games, like spiderman (16). ‘Spiderman!’, like hello, why on earth would any organisation produce a game with such a certificate rating?
I started to vent and tell the shop assistant it was rather dissapointing as I want to be a responsible parent and do the right thing by buying my son an age appropriate game. However the selection in the store clearly puts parents on a guilt trip when they realise the games that are age appropriate are so boring even the parent wouldn’t play with it.
So what to do?