July 28th, 2008

Oh, hooray, it’s been a while since we’ve had a proper controversy. At least two week.

So it seems a number of fellow feminist games bloggers are up in arms over Sony’s new downloadable title Fat Princess, which makes a joke of the damsel in distress cliché by turning that damsel into a giant, overfed paperweight whom her rescuers will eventually have to figure out how to carry back across the battlefield.

The obvious reason why people are pissed: she’s fat and helpless, and gamers think that’s funny. Wait, did I say people were pissed? I meant really pissed. Personally though, I actually have to back the “meh” crowd on this one. And luckily there are a few other level-headed women who see things my way:

Lesbian Gamers says, “Yes it’s annoying she’s fat, but would it be any less annoying if the princess were svelte, perfect and large breasted?… Is Fat Princess just a game, an innocent game that actually – dread to say it – looks pretty cute?”

Sexy Videogameland says, “I’m thinking while I write this that I’ve actually no memory of ever having seen a fat woman in a video game that wasn’t a monster (Queen Brahne?), and that the fat princess is awful cute, and it’s a funny convention in terms of game mechanics for her weight to make the rescuing difficult.”

Seeing as how I kind of want to give this pudgy lady a hug–and then feed her an adorable cake–I’m going to have to agree.

Tags: controversy, new games

3 Responses to “OMG ‘Fat Princess’? For Once I Agree: Chillax”

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