World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
Macintosh, Windows PC
Blood and Gore, Crude Humor, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol, Violence
Other: Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB (Macintosh, Windows PC)
This is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) role-playing game set in the imaginary world of Azeroth. Players can explore open-world environments, form alliances, and complete quests to “level up” their character, gaining additional powers and improved weaponry along the way. Quest objectives sometimes involve using magic and/or hand-to-hand combat to kill various creatures (e.g., giant monsters, ogres, trolls, woodland animals). Players are sometimes tasked with killing non-adversary characters, including human-like villagers. Damage is indicated by slashing sounds, gunfire, explosions, and depleted life meters; some attacks result in splashes of blood and/or creatures bursting into small red chunks. During the course of the game, players' character can consume wine, mead, and other alcoholic beverages; drinking too much results in erratic movements and blurred screen effects. Some of the dialogue includes suggestive remarks/innuendo (e.g., a “flirt” command prompting the response, “Is that a mana wyrm in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?” from a female character). A handful of quests depict animal droppings or involve searching for lost items in a creature's excrement. The words “a*s,” “b*tch,” and “bastard” occasionally appear in dialogue.