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Submitted by Gekko 560d ago | opinion piece

Is Wreck-It Ralph Bad For Gamers? – Reader’s Feature

GameCentral Reader: ''Recently I took my son to see Wreck-It Ralph. As a huge Sonic fan he was eager to see it just for the hedgehog, while I had been following the film for a while and had been charmed by the trailers and their litany of game references. Neither of us were disappointed and we were almost skipping with glee as we exited the cinema.

The film is fantastic, it has to be said. If you (like me) were an arcade goer and/or console gamer in the ‘80s and ‘90s your heart will melt during certain scenes. This tends to be in line with popular opinion too, with critics giving the film positive reviews, some calling it Toy Story for video games.

But will the film do for games what Toy Story did for action figures?

Though the film is mostly successful and respectful to the source material (Zangief as a bad guy aside) it’s depiction of gamers is less than flattering. When Mr Litwak opens his arcade a horde of children and teenagers swarm in. And therein lies the problem; there is still a perception that only children play video games.'' (Culture, Wreck-It-Ralph)

Pozzle  +   560d ago
"When Mr Litwak opens his arcade a horde of children and teenagers swarm in. And therein lies the problem; there is still a perception that only children play video games."

That's actually a really good point. I live near an arcade and whenever I walk past, I'd say about 90% of the people in there are above the age of 18. Not children or young teens.

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