|"Samus Aran isn't Wearing Enough Clothes. THAT'S SEXIST!"|
|What could possibly be sexist about the series that has the first lady of Gaming?|
But I digress, After establishing Metroid in this way Anita revealed that, in a revelation that shocked many a male gamer at the time, Samus was a woman, and that if you complete the game in under 5 hours she removes her helmet. Okay, no problem yet, but remember this is the "NO FUN" zone and Anita can't help but object to the idea that if you complete the game in less and less time, Samus removes more and more clothing, until at completing the game in under an hour Samus is in just a crudely rendered 8-bit bikini.
|*GASP* She's still wearing her boots!|
|Meryl is without any pants? SEXIST!|
They are intentionally put into the game by the designers, and as a result, indicate the value that the designers themselves place on these female characters. They communicate to players that yes, these women exist for players to exploit or experiment with for their own amusement.Yes, these ARE intentionally put into the game by the designers, and do you know WHY they are put in? It's really simple Anita, though it may be a foreign concept to you, they are there for FUN! Easter Eggs are put into games as a way for the Developers to have fun WITH the players. Fun for the Developers putting in these hidden gems and fun for the players to FIND them. It's because video games are meant to be FUN and these little bits are a way for the medium to have fun with itself. Besides, if having a pantless Meryl says something about Kojima's value on his female characters, then explain to me what a completely naked cartwheeling Raiden says about the role MEN play in these games!?
|Raiden is completely naked? Not sexist.|
Players can then play the entire game as Samus without her space armor. So she ends up exploring a hostile alien world and fighting off deadly monsters in her underwear.And she said this after going through all of the Resident Evil female cast:
As a reward for completing the main game under specific conditions, players gain the ability to shove these female police and special agents into the digital equivalent of those patronizing “sexy” Halloween costumes we see mass produced every year.
|Oddly enough, no mention of Bayonetta.|
“It’s sturdy, but it’s heavy. Walking around with that on tires me out.” -Judith, Tales of VesperiaHere you go Anita. A legitimate REASON for wearing very little. But she presents it as if it just proves what she is talking about... That women are forced in to revealing clothing... by showing a woman who choose to wear revealing clothing... Huh?
|Shulk is wearing a Swimsuit. Your argument is Invalid.|
Alternative costumes for men are rarely objectifying. They’re instead presented as “tough guy” power fantasies for other straight men to identify with. And when men are stripped down to their beachwear it’s most often meant as a lighthearted joke.That's right. If a woman has a bikini alternate costume, it's completely for pandering sexist eye candy and nothing else, BUT if a man has a swim-trunk alternate costume it's just a lighthearted joke. Face meet palm. Seriously Anita, MOST alternate costumes are meant to be either badass or a lighthearted joke, yes even the sexy girl costumes. That you would consider one category offensive while another category completely okay with the only difference between them is the sex of the subject: THAT is sexist. You are creating a double standard that has to apply to female characters but not male characters, and THAT is why no one seriously thinks you are a legitimate critic.
Anyway, there are STILL THREE more instances of woman as "Reward" but it gets even STUPIDER, and this has gone on long enough. When I return we will continue down this rabbit hole of insanity and find out why God of War offense Anita in several different yet same ways.
SOURCE of this travesty: http://feministfrequency.com/2015/08/31/women-as-reward/#more-33484
Until Next Time.