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Submitted by darklore 408d ago | news

Tomb Raider Writer Rhianna Pratchett is Left Unimpressed with MGS5 Character Quiet

Rhianna Pratchett expressed her dismay on Twitter today about ''erotic'' Metal Gear Solid 5: Quiet's design. (Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PS3, PS4, Rhianna Pratchett, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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majiebeast  +   408d ago
Who else is gonna comment about Quiets design? Im just waiting for Anita Sarkeesian to throw her hat in the ring.
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FullmetalRoyale  +   408d ago
This just goes to show you not only how good Kojima is at trolling, but how intelligent he really is.

He has played every single person like a fiddle of gold.

This is clearly self-brewed controversy. You didn't say as much, but I get the vibe that you "get it".

I just like how everybody is giving him and HIS GAME the attention that he wants. He makes it all look so easy lol.

Everyone is talking about it and it took almost no effort on his part.

:D
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KonsoruMasuta  +   408d ago
That's not what Kojima is doing. He is clearly doing this in hopes that girls will cosplay as Quiet.

This is all part of an elaborate plan to see female cosplayers in skimpy outfits. Smart man.
Gamingcapacity  +   408d ago
Does Dead or Alive get this much attention?

Just wondering because that is a far far, to the power of ten, better example of sexism.
cleft5  +   408d ago
Yeah he definitely knew people would go on a witch hunt and is just baiting them.
Heisenburger  +   408d ago
I definitely agree. I find it harder to believe that he would do this by accident.

He's a veteran of the industry, and he knows how people (over)react to things.

@okmrman

Why are you assuming some homo-erotic fixation because he thinks it's a strategy by Kojima?

As a matter-of-fact the dude didn't even say whether or not he approved of the strategy. So I really don't get your comment.

The fact is that people are talking about his game.
Eonjay  +   408d ago
Rhianna best comment "There's a different between almost naked & deliberately sexualised bikini-babeness."

But it sounds so dope tho...
ChrisW  +   408d ago
Intelligent?!?

He's just using typical Japanese marketing skills.

Next thing he'll try to shove in our faces will be AKB48 style MGS promos.
CocoWolfie  +   408d ago
and yeah this probably wont affect the sales in a negative way at all :p
KonsoruMasuta  +   408d ago
This is just more publicity for the game. Controversy only attracts more people.
cleft5  +   408d ago
I don't understand how their is anything to be impressed or not impressed about, they have only shown the visual design of the character. They haven't gone into her back story or anything. We haven't even seen any creepy scenes that could be mistaken for a rape scene like in Tomb Raider that Rhianna Pratchett wrote.
THamm  +   408d ago
Dude what about GTAV. Almost every pic of a female has them posing in a raunchy way
Axonometri  +   408d ago
But everyone expects GTA to be raunchy.
SilentNegotiator  +   407d ago
Wait a minute, the writer that wanted to make Lara Croft a lesbian just because it would look extra progressive?

Who would have guessed that someone who believes in progressiveness for its own sake would be unhappy with a sexy female character model?
/s

Just a feminist lashing out at an attractive character model...yawn...
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Snookies12  +   407d ago
I'm sick of hearing people complain about this character... They're obviously just looking at her model, and have no interest in actually waiting until the game is released to see what her personality is like. It's hot as crap in the desert, I'd be shirtless too! Especially when you're using a rifle like that. You have to have complete focus. Which means if you're wearing a lot of clothing, burning up and sweat is dripping into your eyes you can't see to shoot.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   408d ago
I'm slightly offended.Feminism, help! save me!
cleft5  +   408d ago
True feminism isn't the problem. True feminism doesn't look down on a female or male for being shown nude or in revealing clothes, nor does who portray them in such a fashion. Remember part of the feminist movement was the whole burning bras thing.

Feminism is concerned about the rights of both men and women, this single minded focus on one side of the issue has nothing to do with feminism. Just a bunch of mislead, self-righteous people that are full of themselves.
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Eonjay  +   408d ago
The only thing more important than the console wars is Quite's wardrobe. Well done HK you have our full attention. Also, I nearly forgot, but she is just a supporting character.
ZHZ90  +   408d ago
Well Said.
Enemy  +   408d ago
All this is probably going to cause Kojima to force a different design. Maybe have her appear like this in one scene, like Eva, instead of it being her default look.
Lord_Sloth  +   407d ago
Nope. She'll stay as she is because it's Kojima and he doesn't care what thin skinned people have to say about her design.

Seriously, women run around in the real world in tight outfits and act like skanks, what's wrong with a virtual woman wearing something revealing if she's not acting like a skank? It's just an outfit. I'm confused....
lunatic0001  +   408d ago
seriously...WTF is the big deal about her design...we haven't even played the game yet and people are already judging the character when no one knows her story in the game or she dresses like that...people need to shut the fuck up about this
Bundi  +   408d ago
Well he did ask what people thought in his tweets. There you go Kojima. Your semi-nude desert soldier is not a hit.

People should not be held to different standard just because they make great games. At some point or another we really should ask ourselves why exactly a soldier is half naked in combat with just torn stockings and a thing to sheath her naughties!

I mean are we really going to tolerate such objectification? Imagine if this were a movie! It would b relegated to the B-secton so quickly because it makes absolutely no sense why a combatant would step off a plane/boat/car dressed like that.

Demand higher standards guys, if games are to be seen as art then let's not give this AAA rating status, it is cheap B-rating tactic to get our willies excited.
dktxx2  +   407d ago
Art is only art when it is truly free of conformity, even when that conformity is being what we expect from art. Great art comes when artists, like video game developers, shape their work not from expectations, but from the concoctions of their mind. And perhaps Kojima designed Quiet for the wrong reasons, but he's not perfect. And neither is real art.
tigertron  +   408d ago
Where has all of this come from all of a sudden?
darkride66  +   408d ago
I know. Frankly, I think the character is ridiculous (is that shark repellent on her belt?) but I know I'm going to play the hell out of this game. What's odd to me is there's so many articles about this already, like this is the first time they've seen a scantily clad female in a video game. Have these people been asleep for the past decade and are suddenly waking up now? No one show them Dead or Alive. Their heads will explode.
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lunatic0001  +   408d ago
i was thinking the same thing...people would rip dead or alive a new one especially extreme beach volleyball....people are making a big deal out of something that really shouldn't be
SugarSoSweet  +   408d ago
Why did they make her so ugly
ZHZ90  +   408d ago
There's nothing wrong with that design at all.
ZHZ90  +   408d ago
Hey I am a MG fan and I don't about what that TR writer says because I don't see a problem with design at all
So don't give me a bunch of DISAGREES about it, if so can you please tell me why the disagree?
people need to shut up about this already. its getting annoying.
Foxgod  +   408d ago
Us Metal Gear fans dont give a flying crap about what non Metal Gear fans think about Metal Gear.
KonsoruMasuta  +   408d ago
Amen!
Inception  +   408d ago
Amennnnn!
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DanielForth  +   408d ago
What they really mean is they wish they thought of her first lol.
Megaton  +   408d ago
A woman was made to look attractive. UNACCEPTABLE! Rally all the white knights, feminists and other miscellaneous perpetually offended pockets of miserable people.
Bundi  +   408d ago
Attractive is not the same as naked. Please learn the difference. Lara in Tomb Raider 2013 is fully clothed but still attractive, no problems there.

This is not about making an attractive woman and the fact that you'd simplyfy it like that is rather disturbing. This is about sexing up a character rather gratuitously. You know it and the people who agreed with you know it too even though you pretend not to.
Megaton  +   408d ago
Clothed is also not naked. Please learn the difference.

I know she was "sexed up", since Kojima stated as much very blatantly. I'm simply not offended by it, like you and your beta comrades with nothing better to complain about in your lives.
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Salooh  +   408d ago
It's not a big deal . Why people didn't talk about this when the trailer showed up ?. It's just shows how bored people are . lol
fsfsxii  +   408d ago
AKA slow news day
Number-Nine  +   408d ago
Surprised of the amount of attention this is receiving even though I have my own personal issues with it.
FoxHound_  +   408d ago
I just feel that if people don't understand the atmosphere of MGS they really shouldn't comment.
Enemy  +   408d ago
When did bikini tops become the atmosphere of MGS?

This was never the atmosphere of MGS. I'm not complaining about this character at all, I personally couldn't care less, but what atmosphere do you speak of, exactly? War-torn cities? War-torn jungles? War-torn warehouses?

I've been a fan since MGS on PS1, and not once since then, until now, has there been a character dressed this dumb. It's as if they're appealing to Bayonetta fans now, which is another franchise I love.

Kamiya and Kojima hanging out too much since Rising confirmed.
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Bundi  +   408d ago
War-torn panties. See? It fits.
FoxHound_  +   408d ago
I'm talking about all the little Kojima humor in the games. The secret Akiba bathroom problems you could find with the directional mic in MGS2, Raiden practically naked, holding R1 to see Eva's tits in MGS3, exact same thing with Naomi in MGS4, being able to shake Rose's tits in MGS4, the Paz and Kaz dates in PW, looking at Cecile's character model shaking boobs in PW. These are just some that kind to mind. Kojima has always had this "humorous" atmosphere to MGS.
JunioRS101  +   408d ago
Oh, you're unimpressed, eh?

Well I guess it's a good thing no one is forcing you to buy the game!

Now, please, shut up and let the rest of the ungrudging gamer world enjoy MGS.
thelaughingwiseman  +   408d ago
I would like for Kojima to scrap this chick and have Michelle Rodriguez in this role. Hell, he got Kiefer Sutherland to replace David Hayter, why not keep moving forward and get Michelle Rodriguez into the mix? I wouldn't mind seeing her in all her CG glory
mt  +   408d ago
I am not trying to protect MGS series or anything but MGS series has one of the most unique in let alone MGS3 it could compete with the best games of how unique each characters. it is still early to bash on MGS5 escpecailly coming from battlefield people. I mean they have the one character design for each game with different tweaks and different colors.
TheBlackSmoke  +   408d ago
LOl the irony, Lara croft is probably the most over sexualised female character of all time. Tomb raider only lasted this long because of her sex appeal.

Even in the Tomb raider reboot they revised Lara's design so much from the original concept. She's a panting, squealing, sweaty, victoria secret model covered in dirt.

- pot kettle
Number-Nine  +   408d ago
she was dressed like a normal young woman.
TheBlackSmoke  +   408d ago
I guess, "normal" women dont wear bikini tops my bad.

Let's not get in to semantics over Lara croft, the point is she is and will always be a sexy character, even in her breast reducted reboot form she is still designed to be attractive to men.
ShaunCameron  +   408d ago
Yeah. With big boobs like the previous Lara Croft models.
Number-Nine  +   408d ago
they don't wear bikini tops on a battlefield....
trouble_bubble  +   408d ago
Since when has Metal Gear followed battlefield convention?

History lesson: MGS has had peeps dressed as cowboys (Ocelot), vampires (Vamp), shirtless snow hulks (Vulcan Raven), gas mask leather fetishists (Mantis), naked gymnasts (Raiden), cyborg ninjas (Grey Fox), astronauts (The Fury), rollerderby alcoholics (Fatman), beekeepers (The Pain), robot animals that turn into supermodels who will pose for camera picsss (The B&B Corps), pinhead cosplayers (Python), little red ridinghood (Paz).

Like, seriously. Welcome to 30 years ago 343 and Crystal Dynamics
-drops mic-
THamm  +   408d ago
@trouble_bubble

That was the most EPIC summary of MGS I've seen in a while, BRAVO!!
Inception  +   408d ago
@trouble_bubble

Don't forget the giant epic mecha that can shoot nuke from everywhere a.k.a Metal Gear! ^^
Omar91  +   408d ago
You can't forget the mech that has legs made out of flesh and makes cow noises..
BERN  +   408d ago
A bunch of weirdos. I guess a woman can only be appreciated with her clothes. GTFOOH! IMaybe Kojima should release a patch for men and women who only want play games with women fully clothed or better yet a male quiet version. LOL. Freakin haters.
Reborn  +   408d ago
It's hilarious that its the same sites that post "girl gamers" in short "pants".

Moving on though, the story has yet to be shown on why she is like this. What's her past? Does she switch clothing throughout the game etc?

As usual, media.
Funnymonkey013  +   408d ago
Man these people who bash his creations give it a rest cause his creations r 100% better then their games and will sell more really we seen many and I mean many females that r sexy in video games I don't c what's wrong with this on.
patterson  +   408d ago
Most games involve shooting and blowing up shit... nobody has a problem.

Have a sexy bad ass female main character wearing a tight top... everyone loses their shit.
Bundi  +   408d ago
Yes, that's the problem, her tight top. Not the fact that this tight top is barely a cloth. Not the fact that she's dressed in nothing else but TORN STOCKINGS and a THONG! Not the fact that she's about ready to swing n a pole and not shoot and blow up stuff like she's supposed to.

Yes, all this because her top is tight.

Get your head out f Kojima's rear...or your own, whichever one has got you thinking and typing nonsense like that.
patterson  +   407d ago
Wow you can't be for real. I mean really?! You need to chill out.

And you suggest I get my head out of Kojima's ass? What gave you the idea I'm a Kojima fanboy?

How about you not be such a gdamn prude and not freak out about a little skin. For crissake's you sound like someone's grandma. If you don't like it, go back to knitting or something... cleary gaming is too risque for you.

The thing I like about the Metal Gear series is that it doesn't take itself too seriously. Breaking the 4th wall, stealthing around in boxes, over the top characters, both sexy and menacing... this not a straight up war simulator, so just go with it and have fun. Is that so hard?
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FullMetalTech  +   408d ago
Geez they acting as if Kojima is making a Fifty Shades of Gear game. Theres been worse potrayal of women in games.
SmokingMonkey  +   408d ago
Dragon's Crowns' Sorceress says "Hi"

It's art, if you don't like it don't buy it. You have the choice, don't look if you don't want to.
ShaunCameron  +   408d ago
But you know how it is with those whose preferences don't match reality.
Bundi  +   408d ago
Art is meant to get people talking right? Well they are talking and calling it the crap that it is.
Yeah the art excuse swings both ways. Don't put something up for display, ask for people's opinions and then run to the art excuse when people tell you your art is garbage and they'd rather hang a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin getting it on on their wall then have to look at your junk for another second
SmokingMonkey  +   408d ago
I always think back to that Simpsons episode where Marge censors Itchy and Scratchy for it's violence.

Leonardo Da Vinci's 'David' comes to Springfield and suddenly she can't defend her claim anymore.

Art or Porn?

Art because the penis came off?
Imalwaysright  +   408d ago
She should be more concerned that Kojima, who isn't a professional writer, runs circles around her when it comes to writing a story and more importantly developing strong, charismatic and unique female characters. Imo TR was a great game but its story was by far its weakest part.
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Majin-vegeta  +   408d ago
White Knights unite we ride off in order to protect thy maidens image...oh god i could type that with a straight face xDDD.
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Remy_S  +   408d ago
Every game journalist appears to have a mangina and can't deal with a character in a bikini top. I wonder if they have a nervous breakout glancing at a issue of a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine and immediately try to light it on fire.
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Enemy  +   408d ago
This is MGS, not Dead Or Alive: MGS Edition. Wanna know why no one complained about that scene where Eva strips down? Because it wasn't as blatant as this. They are obviously trying to sell sex here to anime fans.
Majin-vegeta  +   408d ago
SOmething like this??xD.

http://youtu.be/gWHJk5g9DOE
roboteye  +   408d ago
She has the ability of photosynthesis, so the outfit makes sense.
http://abload.de/img/2013-0...
Maybe they are somehow related.
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Ps4marksthespotnotX  +   408d ago
I find this ironic considering she was involved with tomb raider which has one of the biggest sexed up characters in gaming history.
KillrateOmega  +   408d ago
Seriously, where did all this controversy surrounding Quiet suddenly come from? Where was all this outrage back when the character was first shown, you know, when she had the exact same model?

Ridiculous...
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