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Old July 25 2009, 03:27 AM   #1
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women and videogames

You know what I've just noticed? Chicks in videogames nowadays are mostly little more than chicks who say stuff but all that reaches your ears is "look at my boobs". Ever since playing Final Fantasy 6 I've been going "ugh... not ANOTHER scantily-clad female lead!" What ever happened to games like Command & Conquer, that focused on story and didn't shove a pixelated babe into a skimpy outfit and have her fight monsters? Don't get me wrong- I like my videogame chicks. But are they overdoing it now?
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Old July 25 2009, 03:30 AM   #2
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I don't agree with you on Final Fantasy VI. Terra and Celes were both very strong female characters.
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Old July 25 2009, 03:51 AM   #3
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That's mostly true, but there are notable exceptions ... such as:

-Prince of Persia (2008)
-Mass Effect
-Max Payne 2
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Old July 25 2009, 04:03 AM   #4
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Chun Li is the greatest female character ever.
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Old July 25 2009, 04:06 AM   #5
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Re: women and videogames

I can think of a few more exceptions.

Half-Life 2 + Expansions
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Beyond Good & Evil
Legend of Zelda Series
Metroid Series
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Old July 25 2009, 04:07 AM   #6
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Kirk's_Tights wrote: View Post
Chun Li is the greatest female character ever.
Alys Brangwin and Samus would like to have a word with you.
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Old July 25 2009, 04:22 AM   #7
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Kelthaz wrote: View Post
I can think of a few more exceptions.

Half-Life 2 + Expansions
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Beyond Good & Evil
Legend of Zelda Series
Metroid Series
Weird. I always thought Alex was just an overdressed piece of T/A for the gamers to drool over. She never seemed to have enough of a role to be in the game other than to be looked at.
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Old July 25 2009, 04:39 AM   #8
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oh Nova, i miss you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVsTrLW_04U

oh Queen of Blades, i hope to see you soon:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSjRX...eature=related
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Old July 25 2009, 09:26 AM   #9
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Perhaps I mis-stated my opinion a bit. Terra and Celes were both good characters. And Jill Valentine, and Samus (although she very rarely spoke in Fusion, the only metroid game I own, lol). But still, when I was younger I was more afraid that mom wouldn't like Kitana's little outfit than the fact she just brutally decapitated Kung Lao.
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Old July 25 2009, 09:31 AM   #10
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I think there are a few characters who aren't just there for the T and A. Yuna from FFX being an example as well as the female characters from the Resident Evil series (well, Shiva may be an exception there)
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Old July 25 2009, 09:34 AM   #11
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itisnotlogical wrote: View Post
You know what I've just noticed? Chicks in videogames nowadays are mostly little more than chicks who say stuff but all that reaches your ears is "look at my boobs". Ever since playing Final Fantasy 6 I've been going "ugh... not ANOTHER scantily-clad female lead!" What ever happened to games like Command & Conquer, that focused on story and didn't shove a pixelated babe into a skimpy outfit and have her fight monsters? Don't get me wrong- I like my videogame chicks. But are they overdoing it now?
Have you played Red Alert 3 ?

Seriously though - Alyx Vance. Look no further. In fact, Valve does a good job with female characters - Zoey from Left 4 Dead is another good one.

I've never felt more a part of a proper team when working with an AI character than I did with Alyx.
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Old July 25 2009, 10:23 AM   #12
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The Longest Jounrey and Dreamfall have attractive female leads who are dressed in a sensible fashion.
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Old July 25 2009, 10:54 AM   #13
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itisnotlogical wrote: View Post
Chicks in videogames nowadays are mostly little more than chicks who say stuff but all that reaches your ears is "look at my boobs".
Women IRL are all "look at my boobs" too, you know.
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Old July 25 2009, 12:58 PM   #14
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Alexandra Munroe in EF1? Telsia Murphy in both EF1 and 2? Juliet Jurot in EF1 and 2...

Jan Ors in Jedi Knight 2?
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Old July 25 2009, 07:02 PM   #15
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Hermiod wrote: View Post
Seriously though - Alyx Vance. Look no further. In fact, Valve does a good job with female characters - Zoey from Left 4 Dead is another good one.
Don't forget the Pyro.
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