Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Willst Thou Get The Girl...Or Sweep All The Controversy Under The Carpet?

Its interesting to see Nintendo return to their original 'Willst Thou...' campaign for Zelda: Ocarina Of Time 3D on the 3DS, as its use in the original marketing caused quite the little storm of controversy back in 1998, something that Nintendo have been quick to sweep under the carpet over the intervening years. Afterall no one wants to associate the most critically acclaimed video game of all time with a scandal do they? The original campaign was spear headed by the slogan: 'Willst Thou Get The Girl...Or Play Like One?' something which was met by opposition from female gamers of the time for being openly sexist and down right rude, and rightly so. Perhaps this new campaign tips its hat to that minor hiccup all those years ago by way of a little apology. I'd like to think so. For the curious: step into the Temple Of Time and experience the original campaign from all those moons ago.

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