I don't get it. I really don't. There has to be others out there like me. ( Cue Twilight Zone music )
Sports? Nah. FPS? Nah. RPG? Nah. MYST? Nah. I've tried. I've tried to like these games. I have purchased them with an open mind thinking... ' Since they make SO many of them, I must be missing something.'
So what games do I like? Pretty ones. Fun ones. Games that I can take my time on. Games where I am excited to solve a problem or puzzle because I know I'm going to the next place on my journey and see how beautiful it is.
Call it fluff. Call them 'girly'. Call them whatever you want... just make more! I keep hearing all about the number of women gamers multiplying. I know there are different kinds of women that enjoy different kinds of games. Plenty of women love shooters and RPG's and sports games. Plenty of us like beautiful adventure games also that are not centered around horror. I like a good scary game as much as the next person. I also LOVED 'Dreamfall' and 'Ugly Prince Duckling'. I, like many, MANY women also have control of the checkbook. My finger itches to 'add to cart' but there aren't many games for me to add.
'TLJ' and 'Dreamfall' were huge hits. Now, I have no idea how much profit they brought in, maybe not much. I'm wondering why there haven't been many games made since then that are comparible. I can't count how many clones MYST has had. I know people will chime in with 'Syberia', which was fine.. but not exactly what I'm talking about. It seems that most upcoming games are based around horror. I'm still excited for them.. and will preorder as soon as it's possible to do so, but I'm still waiting for more games catered to more of what I enjoy.
I really enjoyed Noone Lives Forever 1 & 2. How come no games out like that recently? That had a great mix of adventure AND action to the point that I didn't mind.. and really kind of enjoyed.. shooting crazy enemies. ( Even if Austin Powers was living in my head during that entire game )
Anyhoo... not a rant. not a gripe. Just wondering why if there are more women gamers today than ever.. why are there no woman games? I've read posts where women are hopping mad that they are 'stereotyped' into some 'pink' catagory and offended that we as women can't enjoy a little Rainbow Six action. Well... I'll take that catagory. I'll admit to wanting the fluffy game. I'll end this with a little plea... As more and more women join the gaming community.. don't forget THIS woman that willingly places herself in the 'girly game' catagory.
' I have Children, therefore I drink. '