Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is definitely one of those games that you are either really interested in or can’t be bothered with. If you’re one of those in the first camp you’ll be interested to know that the game has been rated ‘T for Teen’ due to crude humour, drug references, mild language, partial nudity, sexual themes, and violence. Here’s the full rating summary from the ESRB.
This is a side-scrolling fighting game in which players assume the role of Shaq (Shaquille O’Neil), as he rids the world of demons disguised as celebrities. As players travel from China to Hollywood, they fight thugs, demons, and boss characters in melee combat. Characters mostly punch and kick each other, and some enemies use weapons (e.g., whips, swords) or fire blasts to defeat opponents. Combat is highlighted by impact sounds, cries of pain, and occasional explosions. Some segments of the game contain sexual material: a character viewing a woman’s buttocks as the camera zooms in; horns sprouting from a female character’s breasts; song lyrics referencing sexuality (e.g., “Why don’t you just smile and bl*w me”; “Scr*wing like a horny little squirrel”). The game also includes instances of crude humor: a demonic, disembodied buttocks that emits green gas clouds; dialogue/text referencing bathroom humor (e.g., a man in a toilet stall saying, “Close the door you bastard, I’m trying to lay a cable!”; “Better wipe it clean, cause I’m about to put my foot in you’re a*s.”). During the course of the game, players can break apart boxes labeled “steroids” in order to gain an energy boost; drugs are also referenced in lyrics (e.g., “I like to get real drunk and high”; “Position with no brain/Possession of cocaine”).
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