MWEB GameZone takes a gander at Anita Sarkeesian's second episode of Tropes vs Women and finds the serious wanting.
I'm going to be honest with ya. I've watched both episodes and most of the games used in her videos are not really the kind of games I play, which I find rather surprising. I'm just saying that there are probably millions of people like me out there that know what games to pick that suit their preference. I was never a fan of God of War, so I never came around playing it. My problem with her videos is that she generalizes that this scheme is commonly used by developers, but I still don't really quite see the point she is trying to make. If there's one thing I would complain about is the over abundance of shooters. There are far more problems we need to concern ourselves on where the industry is heading and I don't think her views on video game is that important.
I get what you're saying. But using your God of War example, you can't deny that that game is very popular, so the trope she's complaining about does get a lot of exposure just from GOW alone.
I also notice how she uses her TED lecture video, which kinda reminds me of another ambitious designer that came in to talk about his book "Cradle to Cradle." Honestly, one of the things I notice is that these people tend to loose their admirers right after the TED lecture, which happened to me a few times even up till the point I loose total respect for them.
Must say, I am a bit disappointed, as a celeb she could really pack a punch with this, now she just comes over as someone perhaps using gaming to get publicity
In all honesty, I do see her point, but at the same time, there is actually no point to what she's doing because she's just whining about it and not providing any actual solutions. Also, 25 minutes worth of that is just plain narcissism.
Its difficult to pass judgement from my side as this was the first time I had seen her work. But it does offer a difference of opinion, especially from ppl here.
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