While I was earnestly hoping that this entire nightmare would simply go away, it appears that the readers here will not allow that since I have received over 40 emails to date letting me know that the Hello Kitty MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) has launched. While over 40 emails from readers in itself is extremely disturbing (most with far too much exuberance), even more disturbing was the fact that I received an official press release from Sanrio Digital about this (how completely warped is that? There is something seriously wrong in the world when Sanrio begins sending me press releases…)
As should come as no surprise, the press release shows that the Hello Kitty sticks with her true colors by making money (“The Item Mall allows players to use real money to purchase special items and upgrades for characters”) and creating violence (“Hello Kitty Online has an extensive crafting system with output such as tools & weapons…it has a sophisticated combat system”) key aspects to the game. You actually thought they would stop with Hello Kitty guns and Hello Kitty armoured personnel carriers?
Of course, my wife thinks that this game will somehow endear me to the evil feline since she knows I enjoy online games. “Don’t you just want to play?! Doesn’t it sound like the most fun ever?!” (those are questions that quickly lead to the couch and the Hello Kitty sleeping bag)
I wonder if the game will let you immediately commit suicide because even before being forced to try it out, I already know that is the only thing I’m ever going to want to do while playing it. Once again, Sanrio proves that they can always make my Hello Kitty Hell worse…
Sent in by Sanrio Digital (warning: as is to be expected from all things Hello Kitty related, annoying music will blast from your computer speakers) where all people working deserve to lose their jobs for thinking for one second that 1. creating this game was a good idea and 2. sending me a press release about it so my wife could know about it was in any way, shape or form a smart thing to do…
39 thoughts on “Hello Kitty Online — MMORPG Beta”
So much PINK… ohgod my EYES!
I’m just so glad I’m not so into these kinds of games. If she ever attempts to invade GameHouse, I will hurt someone!
I’m SO going to set that up as my screen saver music and drive my coworrkers NUTS!!!!!
I think I’m going to have to give this as try and see just how annoying it is…will give you an update…once the scratches heal and I can see again 🙂
And MMORPG so rhymes with Borg….How fitting.
I really wish there was sniper mode.
Oh, NOO!!!! Darlene is gonna rip this one apart!
I wonder if there is a Hello Kitty jail for people who don’t pay her blood money- oops, I mean taxes or who don’t worship her properly???
Or if one can pee on the ‘pretty-pretty little flowers’….
Did anyone else catch the screen shots with the ‘person’ wearing a fishhead as a hat???
WTF is that????
No offence, but the these designers have some WEIRD fashion ‘sense’!
Anyone knows if it´s possible to play on a Mac, or if it´s one of those PC-things?
Mhkitty, when was “sense” ever an issue for HK-designers? Or “taste” for that matter… 😉
So the blurb on the link says there WILL be weapons….Mr. HKH I think you’ll like that!
Helene, Well I was going to lump all Japanese as whole in that comment but thought better of it 😉
Sure you can find something about it on one of the many blogs it’s listed in 🙂
Its still in beta testing mode thank god hopefully it will crash and burn
Where is our beloved Darlene?
*misses Darlene* Where’s that crazy bitch when you need a laugh?
She is probably busy playing that thing so she doesn’t have time to comment anymore.
So maybe that mmorpg is a good idea after all, those fanatics will spend all their time on it and won’t have the time to annoy the rest of the world all that much XD
Want me to say something snappy like darlene?
I can try to be bitch enough 🙂
I almost spit soda out my nose in the irony of Sanrio Digital sending you a press release.
This is more than just a little disturbing. Besides the fact that it is a blinding pink fit to burn your retinas until they are no more, it also doesn’t make a lot of sense. One would hope that the target audience (assuming it is young girls) would at least rather spend real money on something in the physical realm and not for useless junk the internet. Then again, gaiaonline and such (along with World of Warcraft) have proven me wrong on this front before.
…still…it is much too pink.
I’m with you there, Georga. I guess they see this blog as advertising. (The horror…)
I LOVE the game! HK 4 EVER!
Alfred, you are a sad sad little man.
Your wife tries to find stuff that you have in common so you can share time together and all you do is complain. You have to respect or appreciation for all she is doing for you. You should be thrilled that she is willing to play these games with you since you like them. If she is willing to go part way, why do you refuse to go half way with Hello Kitty?
People that play online games love Hello Kitty. I read that the game already has 30,000 people signed up for the beta testing. That is more than you’ll ever have reading this pathetic blog and shows that people love Hello Kitty much more than they hate her like you.
Welcome back, Darlene! X]
You know darlene dear, half of those 30k have signed up for comedy value alone to laught their ass of the complete and utter epic fail this game is.
I know I did :p
I didn’t know you could sign up…i went to look for the download but there wasn’t any…:(
seems like a place for creeps to meet little kids.
The funny thing is, as far as it goes about the advertising thing, i no that most of the people leaving comments have already signed up just to watch the stupidity of it all. Wow i guess hk is good at making moneythe clever little bastards
What surprises me was the number of WoW male gamers who applied to be beta testers. I guess some think this is the way to break into game business.
I just love hello kitty if there were a real hello kitty i wood buy her!!!*FAINTS*
Right now the game is in founders Beta, a let down for me is I cannot create furry avatars.
“What surprises me was the number of WoW male gamers who applied to be beta testers. I guess some think this is the way to break into game business.”
Not a great way to get in to the game buisness.
Interviewer: So do you have any previous game experience?
Guy: Uhm, WAW beta testing, COD 4 and uh *mumble* Hello kitty…
Interviewer: Fail! Next
I just got done playing the latest closed beta of Hello Kitty Online. It’s a hell lot different than WOW, but you won’t see many guys playing this.
I got stuck a few times as the server was being a bitch. Once, the GM left for several hours and some of us were stuck for so long. GM did come back on and unstuck us.
They had a new patch installed which caused more problems, but they refused to fix it before beta ended. Now, they’re fixing the current & new issues and it should be ready for open beta.
i gave this game a shot thinking it might be fun..but yeah it sucks!
So just an update for everyone on this…this online game has over 400k facebook likes and a few million members…just letting you know how popular this is. Personally, if I want cute…I will go play MapleStory…much more fun and less….pink?
Wow, I had no idea this ever even existed. I have the hello kitty ds game.. it sort of has stopped working twice now, well not completely just sort of enough for me to have to restart my ds… I bet it’s way easier with this mmorpg that is hello kitty themed. I wonder if it still is there.