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Tits, Asses And Bare Chested Dwarfs…Give Me More

Torrence Davis of STFUandPlay writes, "As an old school gamer and a huge fan of 2D brawlers, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Dragon’s Crown for PS3 and VITA. Vanillaware fills a void in todays game industry. Not only do they respect the mechanics of retro style video games, but they also have a knack for some very unique and beautiful art design. Recently, an article was posted on Kotaku disrespecting Vanillaware’s president and artist, George Kamitani. This article was posted in response to the over-sexualized character art presented in the game. The tone of the article was harsh, childish and unprofessional. It was written by Jason Schreier, from the upcoming White Knight Chronicles III. "

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Snookies121121d ago (Edited 1121d ago )

"Recently, an article was posted on Kotaku disrespecting Vanillaware’s president and artist, George Kamitani. This article was posted in response to the over-sexualized character art presented in the game. The tone of the article was harsh, childish and unprofessional."

To be fair, the title of this article is a little childish as well... Also, I believe it would be Dwarves, not Dwarfs.

Other than that, I'm really looking forward to this game though. I don't care for over sexualised characters, but the gameplay itself looks really great. Seems like it would be a lot of fun with friends.

zerocrossing1121d ago

I still think that for games to be accepted as a legitimate art form a certain level of creative freedom is vital, the over sexualisation of certain female characters may not be "necessary" but I fail to see how people view it as a detriment, especially when most movies that flaunt sex and violence are held in high regard.

dirigiblebill1121d ago

I think the Vanillaware stuff is playful, exaggerated (to the point of being somewhat grotesque) and thus inoffensive, but I also think it exists in a world where female games enthusiasts are at best cooed at and patronised, at worst insulted and threatened by a significant proportion of male enthusiasts - players who appear to have derived their understanding of the female sex from Dead or Alive. I don't think it's damaging, but I'm not sure it helps.

Either way, I think we can all agree that it's a complicated topic, and that knee-jerk assertions/dismissals get us nowhere.

SilentNegotiator1121d ago (Edited 1121d ago )

Video games are a legitimate art form. People whine about anything exaggerated like that. It's just a hot topic right now because morons like Adam Sessler and Kotaku writers have started going after the topic with COMPLETELY the wrong "instances" (seriously, it still floors me how that simpleton made such issue over a trophy name).

Considering that they have other female characters NOT like that, it isn't like the game is saying "women are bags of tits and only 4 teh sex" as some people seem to allow themselves to imagine one character means.

Just ignore the foolish white knights and insecure women when they go after something like this, an absolute and total non-issue.

NukaCola1121d ago

Why is this getting so much attention? This is one of the least offensive of many games that have come out. Game looks fun right out regardless of her look.

sonic9891121d ago InappropriateShow
WildArmed1121d ago NotAReplyShow
digitaleraser1120d ago

No, most movies that flaunt sex are considered trash by critics, with a few exceptions where the sex existed in the movie as a commentary on sex in movies. Movies are considered an artform in spite of trashy movies, not because of.

Also, no one is suggesting taking away anyone's creative freedom, they're simply mocking art that has an extremely immature and adolescent appearance. The ability to mock bad art is also a freedom, and if you say people should stop doing so, you're trying to censor their freedom of speech.

Knushwood Butt1120d ago

Agree.

All of the characters are caricatures, including the male characters.

Get over it.

zerocrossing1120d ago

@digitaleraser

People can complain if they think they have reason but they shouldn't insult the artist or those who are looking forward to Dragons crown, I would say if you are offended then just don't buy the game, the fact that such a huge issue has been made out of this by feminists and white knights seems very petty IMO, the game is obviously fantasy and art style for "every" character is over the top and exaggerated.

Honestly this whole debacle has come about because some people chose to see offence were none was intended...

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SaiyanFury1121d ago

Honestly, in my own personal opinion (and ONLY my opinion) Kamitani-san should not only retract his apology about the art in Dragon's Crown offending people, he should tell those in the PC-police to shove off. How sensitive have people become when really large breasts are called "sexist"? Really? It's not like he designed a large breasted woman and relegated her to the kitchen or anything. She's a powerful Sorceress designed to kick major enemy arse. Doesn't seem like such a bad thing to me. I just think society's become too damned sensitive to every little thing. Political correctness = always having to say you're sorry.

TheTwelve1121d ago

Remember, even the male characters have exaggerated features.

DarkBlood1121d ago

pepperidge farm remembers

cr33ping_death1121d ago

@ Darkblood.... "remember when certain folks weren't allowed on on golf courses?" :-) good ol Futurama

joab7771121d ago

This entire argument is absurd. Do we live in a communist hemisphere in which every game must be the same? This is his art style and if ppl don't like it, they don't have to buy it. And gearbox's artist responded? Seriously. And I am sure that none of these guys watch porn either...or at least they don't tell their wives or misttesses. Give me a break. So, no one can ever make a game that would appeal to young men ever again because there a girl may be offended. This is the world we live in in which if one person is offended by something, it must be removed. So their beliefs and ideals are protected as free speech and expression but his is intolerant and hateful. Ok?

digitaleraser1120d ago

No one is saying the artist is intolerant or hateful, just immature and adolescent.

And no one is suggesting taking away anyone's creative freedom, they're just mocking bad art, which is also a freedom. And if you say people should stop doing so, you're trying to censor their freedom of speech.

GribbleGrunger1121d ago (Edited 1121d ago )

Only a pervert would click on a headline like this ...

DarkBlood1121d ago

NO MINI ME NO *squirts water bottle*

cyguration1121d ago

So how many times did you click?

raymantalk11121d ago

ROFLMAO @cyguration reply

i bet he clicked it loads gribblegrunger sounds like a pervert judging by his past comment history :)

Panther071121d ago

You can use dwarves or dwarfs.

FamilyGuy1121d ago

"Jason Schreier, from the upcoming White Knight Chronicles III"

Whaaaaaat, there is no white knight chronicles 3 in the works. Where did he hear this? o.O

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Myst1121d ago (Edited 1121d ago )

First thing I thought of when I saw that title -- http://youtu.be/DQhCEuqze3Q

cleft51121d ago

Good article and I completely agree. It is insane to say that showing a sexy female character in a game encourages sexism in real life. And it is no different than saying violence in games create violence in the real world. The writer makes a lot of great points.

Chapter111121d ago

This article is trash and was obviously written by a 15 year old.

Arai1121d ago ImmatureShow
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