Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

NIS America, Inc.
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Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Fantasy Violence, Language, Mild Blood, Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco
No Interactive Elements
Rating Summary
This is an action role-playing game in which players assume the role of an adventurer on a journey through a fantasy/medieval-themed world. From a third-person perspective, players explore a city, interact with characters, complete mission objectives, and battle enemies in real-time combat. Players use swords to slash at fantastical creatures (e.g., monstrous plants, giant spiders, trolls); battles are highlighted by slashing effects, bursts of lights, and cries of pain. Cutscenes depict additional acts of violence: a man impaled in the chest; a character attempting to slice his neck with a sword. One sequence depicts blood streaking down an injured character's face. The game contains some suggestive material: a character with large portions of exposed buttocks and breasts; dialogue/text such as “Why, none other than a peeping tom, of course” and “Some lecherous degenerate has been leering at the poor defenseless maidens in our baths”; fantasy creatures with exposed breasts, though with no discernible detail. One prolonged cutscene involves characters discussing the positive aspects of cigars; the characters can be seen smoking. The word “sh*t" is heard in the game.

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