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Submitted by spawnhellraiser 473d ago | article

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. (Culture, Dev, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Next-Gen)

Credit url: eurogamer.net
Irishguy95  +   474d ago
Salees and eye candy
bullymangLer   473d ago | Immature | show
cleft5  +   473d 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.
Axonometri  +   474d 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 #@$$*!
MsMcClever  +   473d ago
That was the least committal article I've ever read.
dredgewalker  +   473d ago
Nothing wrong with eyecandy. Would anyone buy an ugly car?
PraxxtorCruel  +   473d 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.
dredgewalker  +   473d 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.
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mistertwoturbo  +   473d ago
Yes, people buy ugly cars all the time.

See 2014 Lexus IS350 F-Sport.
dredgewalker  +   473d ago
Lol, okay that is ugly....I can't imagine myself driving that.
Irishguy95  +   473d ago
Poor thing looks like a depressed Disney character
No_Limit  +   473d 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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ziggurcat  +   473d ago
do stupid white knight articles improve intelligence or just hits?
JackVagina  +   473d ago
"I'm gonna buy MGS5 for that hot chick in the trailer!!"

- Said no one ever
mistertwoturbo  +   473d ago
I'm gonna buy MGS5 for that hot chick in the trailer!!
bunt-custardly  +   473d ago
Definitely improves the gameplay no end. I much prefer looking at sexy females than men.
Chapter11  +   473d ago
I fail to see how this can improve gameplay in any way.
skydragoonity  +   473d ago
Better a sexy character than an ugly one tho
Baka-akaB  +   473d ago
A better question that answer itself is : Does removing sexy characters from gaming improves gameplay and sales ?

Nope
Roccetarius  +   473d ago
No, but better character designs can improve it. :)
Enigma_2099  +   473d ago
What a dumb f******* question.
svoulis  +   473d ago
I don't know about you guys, but when I was younger a game I played religiously was MGS (Metal Gear Solid) for PS1. I put massive hours into that game, and I dunno if it was just puberty or what but when I was younger I had feels for Sniper Wolf. I know its hard to imagine for some but its the way Hideo portrays these women. Yeah, they are beautiful but they also are very intelligent and they are warriors. I think people are missing that part though.

I think people are reading too much into this and should just let it be, Hideo has always put women with nice assets ;) in his MGS games. It is nothing new. I think his vision is simple, that a women doesn't have to be butchy looking to be hardened and ready for war, that they dont need to look manly to be manly. Thats how I see it anyway.
Paul85  +   473d ago
I am buying this game because I am a fan of the series. Sexy female characters are a plus!
Scatpants  +   473d ago
Any gameplay that can give me a boner is an improvement.
EximiusNebula  +   473d ago
"Women in Gaming, Activist, Gamer relationships Columnist, Sexuality vs. Videogames.."

.....

What this blogger doesn't understand is MGS V does not revolve around the character Quiet. You play big boss/naked snake. This person must be new to the MGS series.
Aleithian  +   473d ago
Both, potentially. It also improves a little something else called ENJOYMENT of a game. You know - that thing we aren't supposed to have?
strigoi814  +   473d ago
I bet $100 if the character is fat and ugly or anything else different than Quiet people will complain and ban this game..lolz

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