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Why is this title particularly insulting, though? Because it's aimed at girls? It's really no different than a Dragonball Z or One Piece or Transformers game.

 

I think we tend to give the shovelware games at our demographic (young males) a passover, and relentless mock the shovelware for other demographics (Barbie games, Hannah Montana, this game).

The worst, however, is that we somehow manage to relentless mock the good games aimed at these other demographics (The Sims got tons of flack back in the day, Nintendogs still does, and Wii Fit, if it turns out to be as good as I expect). 



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in all honest these little guys are big--i had to watch a little girls one time with my wife and we took 2 hours naming a few dozen of these things



 

Bodhesatva said:

Why is this title particularly insulting, though? Because it's aimed at girls? It's really no different than a Dragonball Z or One Piece or Transformers game.

 

I think we tend to give the shovelware games at our demographic (young males) a passover, and relentless mock the shovelware for other demographics (Barbie games, Hannah Montana, this game).

The worst, however, is that we somehow manage to relentless mock the good games aimed at these other demographics (The Sims got tons of flack back in the day, Nintendogs still does, and Wii Fit, if it turns out to be as good as I expect).


 I will make fun of The Sims all day, even though it is quality, simply because of the people I know who play it.

Nintendogs actually looks fun to me.  Wii Fit looks like it could be pretty cool too.  Those games at least have some more stringent quality assurance standards.



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This is why Nintendo needs to put restrictions on quality. Some quality control to prevent shit loads of shovel ware from bogging down an otherwise great system. Stop the flood of shovel ware Nintendo put an end to it!



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Joelcool7 said:
This is why Nintendo needs to put restrictions on quality. Some quality control to prevent shit loads of shovel ware from bogging down an otherwise great system. Stop the flood of shovel ware Nintendo put an end to it!

How exactly does shovel ware hurt a platform? If that was the case, PCs would have stopped selling decades ago.

 



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Joelcool7 said:
This is why Nintendo needs to put restrictions on quality. Some quality control to prevent shit loads of shovel ware from bogging down an otherwise great system. Stop the flood of shovel ware Nintendo put an end to it!

Just like Sony did the last 2 generations?

What do you care if there are a MILLION crappy games? You just don't buy them! 




akuma587 said:
brute said:
well thats what happens to all the winning consoles they get alot of shovelware

Shovelware does help, undoubtedly, particularly with attracting younger people/people who don't play often. Getting these kind of titles will definitely help the Wii in the long run. I just don't think it is what most of you are looking for.


 You're right, this isn't what most of us here are looking for.

 Thanks for your concern though, it's touching.



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Joelcool7 said:
This is why Nintendo needs to put restrictions on quality. Some quality control to prevent shit loads of shovel ware from bogging down an otherwise great system. Stop the flood of shovel ware Nintendo put an end to it!

You mean, like Nintendo did with the N64? Because that strategy worked out SO WELL back then!



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