twcflorkin asked: just to clarify for the anon, there's a game coming out called dragon's crown that's receiving a bunch of flack for the highly unrealistic, and by some accounts, hypersexualized character models. (the sorceress being extremely top heavy, and the amazoness/warrior wearing very little clothing and having a massive butt and thighs.) it's raised a lot of conversation about sexism and sexualization of women in games.
Thanks for the clarification! I was being lazy, though I just Google’d it. I really don’t have my ear to the ground regarding video games.
First reaction upon seeing the art: I think it’s gorgeous. Then I saw them move and, I kid you not, I was crying with laughter. Those breasts need to calm down.
I think the video game community needs to get laid, honestly. Maybe then people wouldn’t flip their lid over some breasts and thighs. I understand the sensitivities regarding sexism, but it feels like most people are just looking for the next thing to raise their pitchforks at. It was only two months ago that Tomb Raider came out, where Lara got a makeover and completely fell away from the oversexualized heroine she once was. On top of that, the game was great. And it was totally under-celebrated for those achievements.
People don’t want to celebrate, they want to complain. Maybe gaming companies like everyone complaining. Afterall, I now know about a video game I hadn’t heard of before due to controversy alone.
Yet, you never hear complaints when a male is sexualized in video games, do you? But it happens.
The whole ordeal all seems very one-sided.
(This is all coming from someone who has dressed up as one of the most hyper-sexualized video game characters there is, and cracks up when watching Queen’s Blade, so take it with a grain of salt)
EDIT: Also, I am extremely top-heavy and also have a massive butt and thighs. Does that intrinsically make me hyper-sexualized? Or highly unrealistic?