Move over GTAIV, Fat Princess the Next Controversial Game
The next big controversial game to have special interest groups up in arms is none other than PSN title Fat Princess. It seems that some feminists have taken offense to the cute little capture-the-flag-style game and are vehemently condemning it.
Melissa McEwan sends a message to Sony on her the Shakesville blog, saying she’s “positively thrilled to see such unyielding dedication to creating a new generation of fat-hating, heteronormative [jerks].”
“Mighty Ponygirl” of The Feminist Gamers blog at least has a constructive suggestion for an alternative strategy to the game.
“Instead of running out into the forest to find cake to fatten up the princess with, why not go out and find gold (which is a lot heavier than cake) to stuff into a treasure chest. The more gold in the chest, the heavier it would be, and the harder it would be to carry.” She went on to say, “Oh, but that’s not as ‘cute’ as cake and fat chicks. Right.”
Not all females are taking extreme stances on Fat Princess. Abby McVay defends the game on the SlashGear technology blog arguing that the feminist bloggers are overreacting.
“It couldn’t possibly be that it’s just an innocent game and you women are just looking for the latest and greatest thing to [complain] about.”
Considering I have a house full of females at my disposal, I polled them to see if the idea behind Fat Princess got their knickers in a twist. Aside from my sister-in-law’s snickering, “My first thought was that they were fattening her up to eat her for dinner ala ‘To Serve Man’,” the general consensus is that it sounds like a fun little game. By the way, not one of them was shocked that eating too much cake could make you fat.
If you want to see for yourself what all the fuss is about check out the original Fat Princess article on Gaming Today.
via Finding Dulcinea