any option for the strong language? it doesn't make sense to me that they would go through the trouble of putting in a gore filter and yet leave the other element that makes the game so 'mature' without an option to tone down a bit. I'm just curious, so please don't bash me about it. just asking
The game is not focused on gore, it's there but it has just enough to make you realize the state of the world in Tlou. Now, if you get killed there are some pretty gruesome scenes that show you die, but nothing any worse to the ones back in the day of Resident Evil 2.
As far as dealing with your oppoents in game, you can go in guns blazing (provided you've saved ammo and are not on survivor) which is obviously going to be violent, if you shoot someone, blood does hit the wall and all that. You can sneak kill them, which in my opinion, isn't that gruesome in terms of visuals, you kill them with a shank and can barely see anything, besides it happens so fast there isnt much time to see anything (other than the amazing facial expressions of struggle )
Would I let a five to ten year old play this game? No. But maybe go rent it and you'll see the story is so great that everything else just takes a back seat.
Oh and if you're a total badass, I'm sure you could avoid 95% of enemies in the game completely through stealth.
You can turm the gore off though.
There is a gore toggle, but I'm pretty sure that strong language will not be affected when it is turned on.
There are ways to completely avoid combat by taking the stealth route, but there are going to be sections where you will be forced to fight people.
Also, I'm almost positive that cutscenes will NOT be censored by the gore toggle, so watch out for that.
But a real good example is Pulp Fiction.