"Kiddie Games"

I can’t HANDLE IT ANYMORE. Working retail, I get the biggest idiots in the fucking planet on a daily basis. The thing I’m MOST sick of (other than the fact that most of them speak Spanish and I can’t understand a word their saying), is how many of them REFUSE to play good games because they think they’re “kiddie games.” The following is a list of excellent games that have been branded as such:

Kingdom Hearts
Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Earthbound
Nintendo Gamecube
Pikmin
Sly Cooper and the Theivius Raccoonus
Any Mario Game
Any 2-D Sonic Game
Gameboy Advance
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Pokémon

Of these, maybe Pokémon might deserve that label, as it does kind of talk down to it’s audience. Now, understandably, there are kiddy games, such as Spongebob Squarepants for PC, or Spy Kids or Rocket Power games. That doesn’t mean they’re neccesarily bad, they’re just directed toward children. However, the list I presented was NOT directed toward children, and are not kiddie games. I’m just fucking sick and tired of kids who are maybe 13 anyway coming into my store and saying that they don’t like FFIX because it’s “kiddie.” Well, you know what kid? I’m much more of an adult than YOU are, and I LOVE FFIX, OKAY?!!?!

Sorry, just a little pissed off. Worked 70+ hours this week.

<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> Just tell them that it has blood and violent rape scenes in it.

BAh. Too many dumbasses are enchanted by pretty screens , tits and Ass, and blood and gore to recognize a good game when they see one. Jsut because the rating is too old for then.

Dumbshits. If I ever oopen a game store, I’m keeping a mallet to beat them with, or I’m kicking them out.

I would seriously laugh my ass off if I heard someone call the GBA kiddie.

(on a side note, did you get a new job working in a game store? If so then congrats ^^)

My father calls all my games ‘baby games’, even the RPG’s I made with RPGMaker.

Originally posted by Gilgamesh
My father calls all my games ‘baby games’, even the RPG’s I made with RPGMaker.

wait until you’re 18, buy GTA: vice city and murder a hooker while he watches. That oughta change his mind

Attn: Mr. Saturn, and others.

I love you.

Kiddy != Bad.

Originally posted by Neb
wait until you’re 18, buy GTA: vice city and murder a hooker while he watches. That oughta change his mind

He’s already bought Vice City. I completed it for him.

Originally posted by Ryanbomber
[b]Attn: Mr. Saturn, and others.

I love you.

Kiddy != Bad. [/b]

Are you stupid or did you miss the point of this thread completely? The point is that kiddy games aren’t bad games. I’m legally considered an adult and I own many “kiddy” games. FF9 was not a kiddy game by any means. Square was ust trying to appeal to die-hard fans of the old-school games that were directed at kids.

Actually by saying ‘Kiddie != Bad’ means that Kiddie games AREN’T bad. the != means ‘not equal’. Ping =The More you Know=

At any rate, yeah, I understand Sat. My folks, like so many people, are under the impression that anything animated is for kids as well. So they have never been able to understand why I like anime.

Must be something inherent in North American culture, an obsession with being grown up, people always want to look older and be treated older. So they shun anything that would be ‘kiddie’, and thus keep themselves away from a lot of good things. And instead, often turn to smoking, alcohol, and other worse, destructive, things to make themselves look older to other people.

But that’s just what I think…

My friend calls my NeoGeo CD a kids system because the buttons are colored…

But him, and everyone else who thinks like that, are the types of people who play violent games with no plot…i guess they need to feel manly so much, that they even have to play “manly” games…

But then there are guys who really are manly. Like my friend mark who is captain of the football team, wrestles, and plays baseball. But he also loves anime, and plays games like FF 7 8 9…

i think the people who call games “kiddie” dont deserve the pleasure of playing them…

Originally posted by SpoonyBard
[b]
Must be something inherent in North American culture, an obsession with being grown up, people always want to look older and be treated older.

But that’s just what I think… [/b]

I thought everyone wanted to be younger

I must comment on some of those:

Kingdom Hearts - So it has Disney characters in it. I’ve heard people call it a kiddie game, and all I have to say is: BIG FUCKING DEAL. Just because it has Disney characters or it’s lighthearted doesn’t mean it’s kiddie.

Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker - Okay, whoever thinks this is a kiddie game should be burned.

GameCube and GBA - Five bucks says that people are only biased against Nintendo. It’s just a hunch.

Any Mario Game and any 2-D Sonic Game - I’m very curious to know why some people define this as “kiddie” because it does not contain profuse gore.

As for the rest of those games, people probably just have a lame excuse as to why they define it as a kiddie game, such as “It’s so stupid”. You need not worry, Sat. :stuck_out_tongue:

Yes…thoese people…are starting to get on my nerves especially when the school you go to all are Xbox fanboys and says anything made by nintendo is a kiddie game:fungah:

I suppose what I meant to say, is that young people want to be older. True though that older people want to be younger, physically at least. But I mean the things that go along with it, people see cartoons and videogames as being ‘childish’, and people who play and watch them are usually classified as not being ‘grown up’.

Sat, why isin’t Rhapsody : A Musical Adventure in that list ? :stuck_out_tongue:

If that ain’t “kiddy”, I don’t know WHAT is :stuck_out_tongue:

Yes…thoese people…are starting to get on my nerves especially when the school you go to all are Xbox fanboys and says anything made by nintendo is a kiddie game

actually…the people who are the worst are-

“FINAL FANTASY 7 IS TEH BEST RPG EVER!”

because thats the only one they’ve played…i hate them…

Originally posted by Devillion
[b]actually…the people who are the worst are-

“FINAL FANTASY 7 IS TEH BEST RPG EVER!”

because thats the only one they’ve played…i hate them… [/b]

I’ve played all the others. FF7 is the best.

Originally posted by SpoonyBard
Actually by saying ‘Kiddie != Bad’ means that Kiddie games AREN’T bad. the != means ‘not equal’.

True that. It should be “Kiddie <> Bad”. Oh well. (<> == “different from”)

And I agree; People branding FF IX as “kiddie” deserves a good spanking. =P

Originally posted by Flintedge
(on a side note, did you get a new job working in a game store? If so then congrats ^^)

You didn’t know? Sat opened his own game store a while ago.