There is a character design doing the rounds from the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5 which has got a lot of tongues wagging with the industry veterans.
Has Kojima pushed it too far with this design for Quiet?
Hate this double standard the media have. If it was a shirtless man nobody would care. Personally I think giving a certain sex a certain status over another is sexist.
this is better http://images4.wikia.nocook...
Dude, you gonna call him?
Exactly. There's topless men about too that all have the most muscular bodies. So what if when you create a video game character they have a great body and show it. Loads of movie stars are either Brad Pit or Lindsay Lohan, so what? Why is it sexist to have a character that is hot, has a great body when she's actually modeled after a real human as well. Quiet looks like you don't want to mess with her, she's not helpless, and so what if she was. Did no-one play MGS 4? I had Snake tight arse in my face for about 20 hours. So what? Is it sexist that Snake runs around in tight spandex all day showing off his perfect abs?
How can it be sexist when the media give attention to people like jordan (aka katie price) etc... Totally illogical when woman themselves pose nude in magazines you only have to be 16 to purchase from a corner shop.
Thank you, that's what I was saying. My only problem is that you would think with all the backlash Miley Cyrus is getting for not having enough booty to twerk, Kojima would at least throw in a little jelly to show off the new fox engine.
So if shes ugly its ok right?
topless man is not the same, lets put snake in borat strings and lets see if anyone has a problem with it :DDDD
oh no not again, after the sorceress from dragons crown... now its MGS V!? 0_o
it's always been in MGS http://images4.wikia.nocook...
I think they were implying the whole 'Is this sexist/misogynist/objectifying ' thing that happened to Dragon's Crown is happening to MGSV now, not that sexuality is happening to the MGS franchise.
Blame the white-knights in the media for thinking they are jumping on to some sort of brand new altruistic motive when in reality it's all double-standard and hypocrisy.
I really REALLY hate it when people bring up this sh*tty subject about sexuality and sexism against women. Who says this is sexist in any means !? so sexism is implied because of the way she dresses or how her body is shaped ?? WTH seriously you disrupted idiots in journalism ! :|
yeah, and it never ends.... sigh every game with a female dressed like that or sexy proportions will always gets the attention of this kind of journalists and write more useless articles like this that contributes nothing to gaming
Kojima, please don't listen to these morons over twitter and the internet. Just do your thing. Meh, more whining from idiots over the internet. Won't affect my trust in Kojima.
He comes across to me as a bit of a pervert with weird fetishes!
Like that's a bad thing ;)
it was inevitable for an idiotic white knight article to show up, i guess... story quality? WTF? like this website? no. edit: please stop approving this garbage.
White knight..... "Is the content of ziggurcat's comment in MGS5 thread overly racist?" ;)
I see what you did there... :)
Her clothing is.....impractical,but i wouldn't say sexist,lol
yea cause shes really gonna look bada** wearing a turtle neck sweater and sweat pants...
Turtle neck and chainz yo
one chain.. or 2 chainz? d:
Doesn't matter, so long as you're sippin on a light beer.
What is this your resume for a position at Kotaku?
Yes and I love it!
It's pretty sexualised, but I wouldn't say sexist.
Here we go again, that didn't take long. Sexy=/=Sexist. Her clothing does not say "I belong in the kitchen because I'm female" or "I can't be as good as a dude due to being a woman". If anything having revealing clothing usually implies confidence.
It does say "as a female, I'd obviously make my wardrobe choices over sexiness than practicality, in combat" Sexy=/sexist But, it's kinda sexist to make your female character (a soldier) have being sexy such a top priority. I can't remember the last time I saw a skimpy dresses MALE assassin. I can't remember a male assassin ever wearing a speedo. Oh, that's right, only female prefer to dress skimpy and sexy... Oh wait, that's sexist.
Can't believe I'm saying this but yes. It's too much. Sniper Wolf, Meryl, Fortune and the B&B unit were all sexy without crossing this ridiculous line. IMO
It's SEXY not SEXIST...geez, so no we're lumping the two into the same category? Does this new wave of moralist game journalists actually know what "sexist" means?
I don't see nothing wrong. Their's worst but this isn't close.
I fail to see the problem here. In fact it makes me more interested in the game.
Is she a sniper or a slut? Can't really see... damn those japanese perverts and their sexist.
Oh give me a break dude.
The exact same comment(plus an extra line)? C'mon, man. Some people don't seem to understand that there's a difference between sexy and sexist. Something that's sexy is attractive. Male, female, doesn't matter. It turns someone on. It's generally a physical trait, but it can also be things like intelligence- or so the ladies tell me. Sexism is intentional objectification of either gender for the sake of degrading those of that gender. It's discrimination against one gender. And it happens to both. This goofball I'm responding to is evidence of a sexist remark, as he assumes that a certain attire is the sign of a slut. It's a sickening mentality, but THIS is sexism, not Quiet's outfit.
Ok then why isn't solid walking around with no clothes? why not him with only a underwear, but this woman here? that's sexist. You need to see the obvious and stop thinking too deep.
We SERIOUSLY in need of an "idiot" bubble for the kinds of HeylmBen11.
@HeyImBen11 "Is she a sniper or a slut? Can't really see... damn those japanese perverts and their sexist." ------- Get off the internet you sick airhead,your poisonous words are filling the air with filth. You're not just a sexist,you're a racist and a moron as well,what a combo !
Kojima says that there is a logical reason for her to be dressed the way she is here. If everyone looks at the E3 trailer again they will see that Quiet is being tortured and that could be we her clothing gets torn and maybe they rip her shirt off. Kojima tweeted pictures of Stephanie Joosten which is the motion capture model for Quiet and she is wearing full on military fatigues so everyone needs to calm the hell down.
as far as i know Quiet have the ability to camoflauge her body with texture(see the e3 trailer where her face colour change) , so its kinda logic she wear less clothes so that she can can camoflauge 90% of her body while sniping, less clothes more index camo for her, yeah i also hate ridiculous sexy character but her sexy give her some advantage
WTF is wrong with people nowadays if you don't like it don't buy it its as simple as that. It's his character he can do whatever he wants, what's next let me guess they want snake to wear skinny jeans LMFAO
Oh boy... this again... Nothing to see here. Just move along and don't give the author any hits.
SEXIST??? ARE YOU SERIOUS??? 'Tasteless', maybe, but SEXIST??? Did the media run out of vocabulary some time ago?
Don't really see the difference between this and any other games that have girls in revealing clothes. And I definitely don't see how it could possibly be "sexist"
Funny thing, now I see this thing about Quiet's figure being overly sexist and scrolled right under this article here on N4G was this... http://n4g.com/news/1348196...
Id smash her all over, just let characters be created in which ever way they are created. It's 2013 stop acting as if a bit of flesh makes you uncomfortable.
Lack of imagination if anything.
Woo best avatar ever haha, "fo*#en prawns!"
She is actually a really pretty young woman. She has the girl next door look about her. Outfit wise is a little sexy but will probably fit with her story. If you have a problem on how a virtual girl is dressed maybe you should find a new hobby.. Fishing ?
Most MGS characters male or female ar OTT in some way. Deal with it or don't play the games.
Gender what?! Gender what?! It's obvious... he's a woman!
Is the female character design in MGS5 overly sexist?.... are game journalists stupid as hell????
Funny thing is, its usually guys who do not have gf's,fiances,wives who complain and cry about "female issues". Go find a girl you like and who likes you back already! Women throughout time have been admired by Males for their beauty. Its not "evil" its natural.
the top half is fine but the lower half.. really i understand she's suppose to be a fighter and fighters gotta wear comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict their movement but when u play the game its going to be obvious thats not why they gave her that look
Bunch of liberal cunts if you ask me
Since when does sexy = sexist?
It's sexist because its presumes the female character would (obviously, always) have the desire to dress that sexy - regardless of being in combat.
I think the costume is simply stupid. It's like well-trained tactical female soldier, unlike their male counterparts, wear skimpy bikinis into the field. Cause you know, their female - that's what they wear.
Liberal douchebags. How the hell did ten people let this go through?
I'm going to speak truthful for a moment. I'm not saying it shouldn't happen, but sex sells and is everywhere. Men love looking at women and that is completely normal. Is this a 15+ game. Not sure where the problem is. It's a video game. What about lara?
Without being gay, I think the octocamo suit Snake wears in MGS4 is waaaaaaaaaay more sexy than this, if you ask me. Dat ass. It wasn't a problem, though. Now, this: Sexy? Yes. Sexist? No. Generic? Maybe a little, remember me a lot that grenade chick from No More Heroes.
Can men not create a sexy female character without being called sexist? It's called art. People need to grow up. I wouldn't complain if a woman created a male character.
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