Originally Posted by CrowSS
You can disable it on "Local" if you disable graphic content as Steve said. But as soon as you go on XBL for multiplayer Zombies, you get unfiltered dialogue. Only way to stop it, is to turn down the volume.
Yeah, I told my kids that they would have to play it with the volume off, but my son was saying that it's almost impossible to play it that way, because you have no idea which direction the zombies are coming without having the sound of them coming.
I really hope with the next-gen consoles coming up, that maybe Sony and Microsoft will think of some type of system wide way of handling curse words and blood, and allowing for some way for that to be toned down. They would have to require developers to flag all the profanities in some way in which the system could automatically turn those voices off if a parent wants to set it up that way. It's too bad that games like Gears of War 2 don't get more credit for having that kind of feature. There are so many games that I'd love to let my kids play if only I could remove just a a few of the more violent scenes and graphic language. Basically, if every Mature game had a Gears of War 2 mode automatically baked in at the system level.
I know it's asking a lot, but I'm sure there are tons of other parents that would appreciate the effort. I know that most people will say, "What the heck are you doing letting your kids play these games anyways?" My first response to that is, "Do you have kids?". Usually it's people without kids, thinking that I'm a horrible parent for letting my kids play such things. The thing is, these games are really just a modern day version of playing "cowboys and Indians" or "cops and robbers". It's almost like a sport, or playing tag. I would only allow them to play Teen games, if only there were actually some decent teen shooters, but there really isn't. All their friends play these games, and their parents don't pay it any mind. We held out for a long time, not allowing them to play any Mature game but Halo. (Halo doesn't seem to have as much blood and cursing as most of the other M rated games). Unfortunately for my kids, all of their friends stopped playing Halo. They had nobody to play with. All their friends moved over to COD. I sat down with them, and watched them play the multiplayer to see just how bad it is, and it's not the kind of thing that I would prefer them to be playing, but it's not exactly the worst thing in the world either. I don't like the violence and blood, but my kids understand that it's just a game and it's all fake. As long as they keep their grades up, I allow them to play, but it's just all this cussing that it going on in the zombies game is a bit on the extreme side. I just wish there was a way to tone it down a bit.