This has just been bugging me so much and I have absolutely nothing to do at the moment besides play Mario Kart. You all know you wouldn't like me even better at that game, now would you?
So, anyway, everyone must have noticed that Nintendo are trying to be more 'girl friendly' with their games, and have somewhat slumped into a casual game spiral of doom, apart from those major releases we're all looking forward to.
If you're in Britain, you should notice on Nintendo's most recent adverts there's a pretty little blonde girl who seems to take her DS everywhere and manages to not get mugged. Then it made me realise, nearly all of the titles are aimed at freaking girls, it's bad enough that there's pink everywhere now, but targeting a specific audience by stereotype is pathetic.
My sister bought a DS for Nintendogs, I forgot what version it was, but like it really matters. I was board to death after I'd ran out of insults to name my tricks, and winning all of those competitions was too easy. In fact, the dogs are too needy as well. I do not get pleasure from washing a dog, I can do that with my own.
You've all bristled across them in the shops, but they're becoming more frequent, the major releases are miles away, but that's what keeps me going. What type of concept is Cooking Mama aaaanyway? I don't know how to cook, clean, wash a freaking dog or do anything domestic, and I don't want to learn with these games that are supposedly aimed at me. I want my Smash Bros!
A really good girl game should only just be considered any normal game. What in your point of view defines a female videogame? Because, hell, I don't really care if I play a male character or not.
I suppose people pick up the cheapest thing they can find to buy for their kids, and they're somehow being brainwashed by all of these crap games. That's not leading your daughter in the right path, start her off with the good games, not the pretty little pink ones. Of course girls are going to suck at games if you start them off on something like that anyway, they won't want to play it again. Most of them are based on movies or TV shows, and that's always going to be bad. Don't we need something a little more original that isn't cute?
You've all gathered, girl games is another way of writing kiddy games. The main focus on this with the advertising is going to lose Nintendo out, big time. There's a reason why 360 games are selling so much better, it's because those parents with their daughters have only bought one game and they'll think it'll keep them happy forever. No, try something with a little skill involved.
Awful boy games are just called bad games... I don't want to be in a category like thaaat... Because we're not all the same;
"Is Paper Mario in today?"
"No, but would you be interested in Cooking Mama?"
It gets annoying when you go buy a game... Gender specific games are just demeaning... Will they ever get rid of them?
I told you Adam, don't leave me alone with freedom of speech.