Yesterday, my mom called me attention to an article in USA Today about the new Spyro game. Poor Spyro hasn’t had a good game in years. Yet they refuse to give up on the little dragon. I was having trouble reading the article, as I was little stuck on the picture of Spyro.
As I was in the car with the long drive home, I had time to think about it. I mean, Spyro has failed for so long, I guess anything is fair game to try to revive the franchise. I even envisioned myself having a conversation with the developers.
“We want Spyro to appeal to an older age group. So we want him to look tougher.”
“*double take* Wait! You’re a girl! You’re not even the market who’s suppose to be interest in this game. Go away!”
“Well before you guys got a hold of it, Spyro was gender-netural!”
I’m very aware that as more girls get into gaming, there are a population of males very uncomfortable with girls playing video games. Game companies are attempting to try to make a game that’s essentially a ‘Boy’s Only Clubhouse’ where boys are free from icky girls. It’s never going to happen, although if it did, it’d be a cash cow. Call of Duty was definitely a more masculine game, and manly games are what they’re good at. It seems they’re taking what they’re know is tried and true, and pumping Spyro full of
I think I’m going to just keep playing the PS1 games, kthxbai.