While I'm not a parent myself, I have 3 nieces and nephews, and they're starting to show interest in video games.
Their parents do not know much about games, especially about the way they are currently heavily monetized, wich can (and have) caused trouble with young children.
A few years back, I would have looked at the rating for the game, and that would have been how I would have made a choice whether the game is suitable or not. But today this just is not a good indication anymore.
An example of such a game, where the rating is meaningless, would be Fifa, due to the heavy monetization in this game's online mode, there have been several reported case of children spending hundred, even thousands on the game without really understanding. The publisher themselves basically admitted that the game was not suitable for children by stating that children should not be allowed to play this game without heavy surveillance.
Now this is a situation I would like to avoid for my nieces and nephews, but short of playing the game, or spending a few hours in researching a game's content and possible monetization, I don't know how their parent could make sure a game is suitable or not.
So my question is this : Is there a quick way, for a parent without much knowledge in video games, to check if a game's content (including monetization) is actually suitable for children ?