Morgan Webb: Adults Won't Be Insulted By Ratchet And Clank
Morgan Webb is a fixture in the video game world, and although we don't agree with everything she says, we will freely admit the girl loves games. And her latest comment may light a fire under the Nintendo fan crowd that despises journalists who say the Wii is "just for kids."
Now that Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time is on store shelves, it's easy to spot the family-friendly appeal this franchise has always boasted. And technically, one can say the game falls into the same genre as something like Super Mario Galaxy; both are age-appropriate platformers (to some extent). Therefore, perhaps it's only natural that Webb would compare the two, although like we said, it's bound to cause some Nintendo/Sony controversy. She issued the following statement on a recent episode of Attach of the Show:
"...and let’s be honest, there are no other action-platformers out there... This is it, this is it... This is the only game out there for people who like action-platformers. I mean, I guess Mario Galaxy, but Mario Galaxy feels like its aimed so much for kids. Whereas this is like for everyone, but you feel like you’re not being insulted when playing it as an adult."
Of course, those on the Nintendo side of things simply refuse to admit that Webb just might be right, although we will certainly acknowledge the fact that adults can have fun with Super Mario Galaxy. The point Webb is trying to make, however, is that more adults will feel Ratchet and Clank is a bit more suited to their tastes, which is perfectly legitimate. Well, that's our take on it. And hey, does anyone know if Webb is married yet? Just wondering.
Related Game(s): Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time
10/28/2009 10:56:43 PM Ben Dutka