- Nov 2, 2010
Flippincrazy said:Personally, I don't find the issue of gender an issue here. In fact, I'd probably be more inclined to buy it if it was a male zombie torso - I somehow imagine it'd take less explaining to anyone who stumbles across it, and people would probably judge me slightly less gravely, as indicated by the outrage the female model has caused.Susan Arendt said:Ok, I have a question for you folks:
Would you buy this? And if so, would you still buy it if it were a male torso?
I'm not judging anyone, I'm genuinely curious.
That said, as someone who put an unhealthy amount of time into this game, and enjoyed it hugely, the model being female and dismembered probably provides a more accurate representation of the game itself. The whole being mauled by bikini-clad and arguably sexualised female zombies was a dominant feature of the gameplay, and the accuracy of dismemberment was one of the key features of the game that they emphasized on their website during the build-up to the game's release.
What matters to me is what was going through the developer's head when they created this.
The cynical part of me thinks this is some sort of advertising ploy, as anyone intelligent enough to be trusted with the creation and release of this Collector's Edition would have some understanding of the outcry it would create. The hopeful, perhaps naive, part of me thinks this could just be a deliberate and self-aware joke about the game and its core content. I simply do not think they would be silly enough to follow the reasoning 'Hur hur, zombie tits will totally sell to our target audience'.
Overall however, I think that this model was just a lighthearted representation of their game with slight ulterior motives of drawing attention to their game that got out-of-hand.
When it comes down to it, Dead Island was a ridiculous game that shouldn't be taken seriously at all, it takes all the B-Movie zombie flick cliches and builds an enjoyable game out of them depending on your tastes - the model should be looked at it in the same light.
...Evidently, this won't happen.
Not really but thats because im cheap. If I had the money to blow? nope. But I stand by there decision I got a friend or two who would love that damn thing.
Tismo "I can't believe people are actually bitching about this. It's a statue from a fucking zombie game. What do you expect?
I for one like it and think it fits the theme very well.
P.S. Fuck all the people that think it shouldn't exist just because they don't like it."
The green ranger said it and as such is INCONTESTABLE!!!!