Using your pic!ToastiestZombie said:What irks me is that all the other characters designs are being ignored because of one OTT female character in a game filled with OTT characters. Here's a picture of all the characters:
The other two female characters are a pretty, but relatively un-sexualized archer and a MASSIVE amazonian woman.
Another thing that irks me is the fact that because of this one character the game hasn't had any other discussion about it, and to be honest it doesn't even look that good anyway.
This really is way, way beyond "over sexualized". See my above post, the goal of over-sexualization should be to make a character that is at least appealing and beautiful to look at.Stryc9 said:There is enough room in the industry for reasonably designed female characters right next to the over sexualized three eye patch held together with dental floss characters.
You know, just because it was intentionally done doesn't make it immune to criticism. You criticize things if you don't like them, especially if they're out on the mass market. This game is not immune. And I'm pretty sure people have criticized Madworld for being too violent, and very few ran of Gears of War when it was being criticized for being over the top with massive muscle bound men that looked like they abused steroids on a regular basis. It was done intentionally, but people criticized it because they didn't like it.Tanis said:This is just another 'non-issue' being brought up by people who feel the need to 'white knight' for the ladies.
Looks...ALL THE CHARACTERS ARE EXAGGERATIONS.
I know it's hard for some of you to 'get this', but that's kind of the style of the game.
It's like bitching about Madworld being 'too violent', when that WAS THE POINT.
Getting more pissed off about how some characters breasts bounce, while ignoring real issues like the racism in the CoD series, makes you look foolish.
If her specials attacks involved 'boob slap' and 'death by handjob', ya might have a case.
But, as it stands, not really 'feeling it'...bro.
Yuuki said:This really is way, way beyond "over sexualized". See my above post, the goal of over-sexualization should be to make a character that is at least appealing and beautiful to look at.Stryc9 said:There is enough room in the industry for reasonably designed female characters right next to the over sexualized three eye patch held together with dental floss characters.
But this creature looks like she escaped from the depths of art hell and is the polar opposite of "beautiful". Well, everything below her neck at least.
We're pretty much saying the same thing on the subject of Dragon's Crown but there is an overall issue here where every so often a game comes out that has characters that aren't as disgusting to look at as some these but are still considered to be "over sexualized" and certain portions of the community get all worked up and scream about how the artists are all sexists that do nothing but sit around and objectify women all day. Whether or not that's the case I can't really say because I don't work with these people but I seriously doubt it's what goes on.Stryc9 said:I could really only stand to look at a couple of them before closing the tab not because "OMG SEXIST OBJECTIFICATION OF WIMMINZ!" but because the designs are horribly disproportionate and kind of disgusting to look at least in my opinion.
That's funny, because there is another female character IN THIS EVERY GAME who looks entirely different. So it seems that it IS the fact that even ONE exists that's twisting people panties or noodles respectively.The problem isn't, and has never been, that The Sorceress (or Ivy, or Cammy, or Lara, or Daphne, or whomever else) look like they do... it's that everything looks like they do.