i found this…entertaining, as i’m sure most of you will. the URL says it all. i put my favorite quotes below.
STAR OCEAN: THE SECOND STORY
The player needs to know that there is one god, the God of the Bible, and that he would never send “bad guys.” He needs to know that magic, in real life, is a sin, and not used like in “Star Ocean”.
FINAL FANTASY X
…you must eventually go against the church. The truth surfaces that the church is actually based on greed, lies, and hypocrisy. At one point, you must actually kill a high ranking religious official…The character Yuna has the power to mystically summon beasts (one of which resembles a devil). …Anyone who sits through this game will also notice that one of the women in the story (Lulu) is quite “well endowed”. Numerous cleavage shots are present. Later in the game there is a boss that wears nothing but a thong and a bra.
LEGEND OF ZELDA: OCARINA OF TIME
This game isn’t as bad as the “Zork” trilogy where the temptation of worldly and spiritual wisdom could really plant a seed of gnosticism in a child. But a child playing this game should be given a little talk. And, comparisons made to spiritual quests should be mentioned by the parent if the parent sees the chance.
FINAL FANTASY VII
“FF7’s” battle system is the usual RPG turn-based system, with a new twist; a timer, which decides who will attack next. This game is the most gripping, exciting game that I have ever played (taking over 50 hours to complete), and is arguably the best RPG to date, with more plot twists than any game I’ve played, movie I’ve watched, or book I’ve read. I…would recommend it only to strong Christians, who would not be influenced by many of the ideas presented.
FINAL FANTASY VIII
Welcome to one of the most extraordinary RPGs of the twentieth century. Sexual references are mild, without the prostitution and homosexuality seen in small parts of “FF7”.
FINAL FANTASY IX
A character in the game, Vivi, is a “black mage,” using “black magic.” Some Christians may think this, as well as other magical themes, make the game occultic. There is very little sexual material, most of it between Zidane and the princess. Later on though, he proves that his care for her is more than an attraction to her body. One objection to this game is an underlying message that duty and obedience to the law are bad things
Sometimes there are games that have slight occultic undertones. However, “Xenogears” is one which throws out the true meaning of the Holy Spirit and creates a religion of it’s own. Not only this, but “Xenogears” seems to attack the Church as well. Squaresoft has been known for some wonderful titles (“Mystic Quest” and “Final Fantasy VII” were some of my favorites). ideas from the bible are twisted to appear evil…you cannot overlook the fact that the plot is utterly disturbing – to kill God.
Adult issues are presented in the game in a variety of ways. Some female characters are drawn in provocative styles with scanty clothing. There are also characters that get drunk and the occasional use of foul language. A player can go into a tavern and order alcohol for himself and others if he wishes and even get drunk himself.
and just for kicks:
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball
From a Christian perspective, there are several issues with gambling and sexuality, especially since the game is likely to attract the attention of teens, regardless of its rating
GRAND THEFT AUTO 3
“Grand Theft Auto 3” is not a game many Christians will be interested in. The third update in a series where crime is the focal point, it is assured a place in infamy thanks to its incredibly immoral gameplay.