Original post by digitaldirt
btw: "Chick-Flick" is just another ignorant guy term. Say a new movie is a love story, like "Serendipity"... oh no... another chick flick. Its not marketed as a chick flick. thats kinda just a slang term that has appeared by beer drinkin, football watching, guys... (I must point, those 2 examples are also stereotypes..)
ignorant guy term? my sisters, mother, girlfriend, and several female friends all use the term (like when i ask how some movie was, they tell me it was a chick-flick, and i know not to bother renting it). it is just a fact of life that some movies appeal only to women (not all women, but enough) and guys who are about to get some action because they took their girlfriend with them and are (pretending to be?) sensitive. so, i think it is ignorant to discredit a perfectly valid term just because you don''t like it. what do you call those types of movies?
Space Quest and Kings Quest were even fun and they were both on the opposite ends of the RPG genre. excellent games though.
they''re adventure games, not RPGs... but yes, those were great games (it sucks because i own them all, but on 5-1/4" diskettes so i can''t install them)...
on a separate note, why do people like to throw around the phrase "so-and-so genre of games are DEAD"? i can see if you mean "commercially unviable", but then you should say it that way. not everyone loves quake or the newest RTS... and no matter how excited about it you are, there are still other people out there that would rather play pong or metroid or space quest.
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