So, you may understand my predicament now: I have no first hand experience on which to approve - or disapprove - of the games the children request for their various electronics. Last night for example, Toad and I were at EB Games... now thankfully, the staff was quite helpful, and unlike me, the gentleman behind the counter seems to have first-hand experience with just about every game there. So, we discussed the age of my child, the game in question, compared it to movies I was familiar with and I was able to make a decision (we did buy it).
But, it got me thinking - this is only going to come up more and more. Therefore, when I read this article on PBS Kids' parent section (great resource in itself) I was delighted to find this site: www.commonsensemedia.org. On it, you can scroll through reviews based on age level, or type in the name of the game you have questions about. There, I discovered that the "crude humour" listed on the game's rating was due to ... ahem... fart jokes, and not sexually inappropriate material as I had feared (note here that the EB Games fellow had indicated the same!).....
Is it a substitute for your own judgement, research and other considerations? ..... No. Obviously. But it is a start, or even a second opinion!