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Submitted by LeiAndLove 439d ago | opinion piece

Disney Infinity: No Girls Allowed?

Though Disney Infinity certainly looks promising, the strange lack of female characters and female-oriented properties is really disheartening. Smart When Shouting examines why this is and questions why, for a company known for their Princesses, Disney's new, major game has nothing targeted at girls. (3DS, Disney Infinity, PC, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

jakmckratos  +   439d ago
Pretttty sure saw Mrs. Incredible in there. She's like the cool mom you let into your fort to give you cookies though. Also Jessie and Violet but yeah its strange how like Sally from Nightmare b4 Xmas and Elizabeth Swann arent there...but given the fact this game doesnt shy away from being a cash whore they'll be adon characters/
NBT91  +   439d ago
Pretty much. There are a few female characters, there will be more soon after.
It wouldn't surprise me if, later down the line and success not withstanding, they release say, Disney Princess sets specifically aimed at girls to be honest.
3-4-5  +   439d ago
It's probably already in the works.

There are like 30 princess's to choose from so I'm sure it would be done. It makes sense to get girls at a young age into gaming like more guys were when they were young.

Good marketing.
admiralvic  +   439d ago
Most iconic characters are male, so that's not really surprising. Also I think if we only saw the princesses... what do you want to bet this article would be "Why doesn't Disney Infinity show females in other roles?"
PopRocks359  +   439d ago
What about Rapunzel from Tangled? Or Jasmine from Aladdin? They're both strong and iconic female leads who have at one point or another proven themselves versatile in battle before. Not to mention Merida from Brave. There are many to choose from, they just haven't opted to go there it seems.

Oh we'll, I'm happy about the inclusion of Violet and Vanellope.
LeiAndLove  +   439d ago
If it was another company, you'd have a valid point. But this is DISNEY Infinity, a game named after a company known for their female characters more than just about anything else.
TMRBac  +   439d ago
Um... multiple girls already in just the first wave. Jesse from Toy Story and Rapunzel, at minimum, will surely immediately follow.

http://www.thehdroom.com/ne...
LeiAndLove  +   439d ago
All of this is noted in the article, and Rapunzel has not been confirmed or shown in any marketing so far (also noted). The issue is that, for a company known for having a huge cast of popular female characters, the game hasn't shown or marketed any that are the actual protagonist of their own movie. Mrs. Incredible is the closest we've seen, and even she is labeled in Infinity as a sidekick.
TheComedian  +   439d ago
Yeah since we have seen first hand how well received female characters are in video games. Not by males mind you but by females. Every female character gets torn to pieces on how she conforms to some sexist oversexualized patriarhical ideal even when there is no such thing to be found. The the developers get attacked as sexist bigoted misogynists. Better omit them altogether. Ommision attracts less attention.
LeiAndLove  +   439d ago
The difference is that this is by Disney, a company known for their female characters. And, especially considering how well recieved their recent female characters have been (think Tiana, Rapunzel, and Vanellope), your argument is bunk.
TheComedian  +   439d ago
When they attacked characters like female Shepard or Samus (also well know beloved characters) my argument is anything BUT bunk. I wish not to overanalyze facts over the internet but I'll leave you with something to think about.
In the future there will be a lot less female characters which is sad really.
Blastoise  +   439d ago
What about the old classics? they're really missing out on a huge market by not including ariel, cinderella, snow white, belle, alice ect. I imagine they'll be included at some point though

also, sully from monsters inc looks weird :(
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