DS #1605: Barbie as The Island Princess (USA)

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by shaunj66, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
  2. JacobReaper

    JacobReaper I Love You....

    Jun 5, 2007
    United States
    YES!!!!!!! so putting this on my R4!!! *my life is now complete* i wonder if they will create a sequal with Holly Hobby in it, oh, and Wi-Fi [​IMG]
  3. Pigwooly

    Pigwooly GBAtemp Fan

    May 1, 2007
    United States
    I blame the original Barbie NES game for making most girls of my generation hate videogames. (Growing up, I didn't know a single girl who liked them, but pretty much every single boy did.) Barbie was a horribly made platformer that was absolutely no fun.

    I bet a lot of girls who expressed interest in video games were bought that by their parents or grandparents. Anyone who had that game as their first videogame experience would clearly never want to play another game again. Now that girls are finally starting to play games Barbie is back to turn girls away from them. [​IMG]
  4. shinmai

    shinmai Member

    Nov 16, 2006
    I was going to post something like "Yes, been waiting for this for ages..", but saw your post and found myself in there.
    As video-game-loving male, who's been "with computer" (::"with child") since the age of 3, I've always detested these kinds of happy-pappy girly crap being pushed down would-be-female-gamers' throats. Why not create female-friendly content in "regular" games, instead, and get the girls and boys playing together?
    This area of game design has seen some improvement lately, but still way too many chick-games are released. It wouldn't be that bad, if these girl-games would be properly made, finished products; but they're not. 90% of the time, they're quick, half-assed and seem unfinished. I think nothing's going to turn a blooming female-gamer off gaming like a bad license-title.
    I'm not saying there shouldn't be barbie-happy-pappy-marshmallow-joy-joy-fun-pink-trallalallalaa games made for girls. I'm saying they should be created with the same quality standard that are expected from other (non-DSI) games.

    All that being said,
    YES! I've been waiting for this for ages, SO going on my R4! [​IMG]
  5. Akusoft

    Akusoft Member

    Apr 20, 2007
    I agree with the previous posters... I'm a girl, and I haven't played a Barbie videogame in my life (or any other "girls-oriented" game, for that mather...). That's probably why I DO play videogames... [​IMG]
  6. Sir VG

    Sir VG GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 26, 2004
    United States
    Sadly, this lameness was put on two different platforms.

    Man, Activision used to be cool. Shame on them.
  7. dib

    dib GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    May 1, 2004
    United States
    You know, some people who own consoles and handhelds do have little kids. It's clearly not intended toward an audience of older gbatemp browsers, so what's the deal with even taking issue with a game like this? If you had a daughter who was somewhere around five years old, they love this stuff and it's great that it exists for them. But since you don't, it's no wonder you can't understand the relationship and why they'd rather play this than Sonic or whatever the hell _you_ play.