Does Having Sexier Characters Improve Gameplay or Just Sales?

I share my thoughts and analysis of Metal Gear Solid V's Hideo Kojima resorting to using sexy character designs to boost his figurine sales and increase numbers of female cosplayers using the character "Quiet" for cosplay events.

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cleft51650d ago

Sexy characters are nice, but it has to be layered on top of a great game as well. For example, while Snake had a really nice ass, especially in those tights in MGS4, it would have been pointless if the game itself wasn't great.

Axonometri1650d ago

Duh! It obviously improves gameplay!
Everyone knows that heavy armor slows you down. Kevlar composite pads limit mobility. Communications equipment allows you to be hacked. ... and clothing, Pff, who needs clothes? I like sand in my #@$$*!

MsMcClever1650d ago

That was the least committal article I've ever read.

dredgewalker1650d ago

Nothing wrong with eyecandy. Would anyone buy an ugly car?

PraxxtorCruel1650d ago

Yeah I would if the engine under the hood was an absolute beast just like if a game had crap graphics but was a real enjoyment to play.

dredgewalker1650d ago (Edited 1650d ago )

True but aesthetics plays a big part on sales. It's natural for human beings to be drawn on something they find attractive. I'm not one to judge a book by it's cover but most regular folk judge things by looks alone.

mistertwoturbo1650d ago

Yes, people buy ugly cars all the time.

See 2014 Lexus IS350 F-Sport.

dredgewalker1650d ago

Lol, okay that is ugly....I can't imagine myself driving that.

Irishguy951650d ago

Poor thing looks like a depressed Disney character

No_Limit1650d ago (Edited 1650d ago )

It is a distraction to gameplay, I say! I always lose when I am fighting one-on-one against all those DOA female characters. Too much distraction going on. :D

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