- Jan 7, 2009
I find it rediculous that you would consider Metro "appauling".erttheking said:Metro Last Light. I love that game...I really freaking do, but it's portrayal of women is fucking APPALLING! They have three flavors. Domestic caretakers, strippers who show off their boobies, and victims. The sole exception is the lone soldier Anna, who helps you twice in combat, once in a starting piss easy battle and the other was a boss fight where I don't recall her doing much, then she gets kidnapped, rescued by the main character she had mockingly called rabbit at the start of the game, has sex with him despite their lack of chemistry or anything resembling a romantic relationship, then drops off the face of the Earth and doesn't go to the final battle, and is only seen in one of the endings after that, taking care of the main character's baby. So she dips into all three of the archtypes that Metro can seem to have about women.CannibalCorpses said:I'm going to answer your question with another question...can you tell me some games that are definately sexist/racist etc-ist? For all the crap i've been reading here recently i haven't heard of a single one. Sure, they use tropes *shudders at the pathetic word and it's connotations* but i'd be more amused if a game left the princess to die in the tower because the PC crew think men shouldn't help women in games because it makes them look weak...in their respective imaginary, pure fantasy, not-based-on-life-fiction worlds. Let's make some games that are pure fact so we can dispel the madness...we could have classics like 'avoid the catholic priest pacman', 'rape of a teenager 2 - back for more', 'human trafficking saga' and 'exploitation of white girls - street grooming' just to name a few.
Of course i'm taking the piss...
But to answer your question about games that aren't blah blah blah-ist i've got to say every game i have ever played.
I love that game, I freaking do, but it just makes me want to break something every time I see an otherwise brilliant game delve into such uninspired cliches
Its a story about humanies survival, specically a community forced into hiding and on the brink of extinction.
It makes no sense that you would put women, the only people who can continue your species survival, in any sort of danger. If anything, the game is actually fairly lenient in how it treats women.
You also said having strippers is sexist, again, this is offence to actual strippers, and makes sense in the context of the story. It keeps up the morale of the men, who do all the dangerous stuff. Unless you think the WW2 shows of chorus girls for the soldiers were also sexist?
You're pushing your modern day society ideals onto a world that is in no way related to ours. The circumstances of Artyom's society are far harsher and brutal than ours, and unfortunatly, feminism has no place in a society where theres only a few thousand people left l, and going outside can kill you in a few minutes if you aren't immediatly attacked by a flying mutant with bulletproof skin.