An editorial piece and response to an article written by Phillip Kollar of Polygon, over criticism of fan service based games in the gaming industry.
Well said, good article.
Nothing wrong with a pretty lady in my book. Bunch of prudish hypocrites I would think.
Yep. "Free The Nipple" but ban busty babes in games. SJW mental gymnastics at it's finest.
I guess I agree. Personally, I hate fanservice in any media, especially in games, I feel it just takes away from the main story and is unnecessary 90% of the time. But if a game feels it's needed, then it's my responsibility to avoid games like that, not go raging online and ruin it for people who actuality enjoy it.
I don't see a problem with fanservice if it compliments the experience. The only game I've played with anything resembling fanservice is Ar Tonelico so I'm not exactly experienced with them but I'd only be against it when they use it as a crutch to sell a bad game.
Well, personally I love videogames and anime with a lot of fan service due to the fact that most of them are funny, adds sense of humor to the games we play. Only self-proclaimed conservative people would say that fan service sucks or it won't be necessary. I'm not that hypocrite, anyway.
Eh, I don't get outraged by it. I just dislike when it's overused in a game/movie/series/etc. Some amounts of it are perfectly fine, just don't go overboard with it. That's my opinion at least.
I think it depends on the tone of the piece. Sometimes the whole point IS to go overboard. Say Lollipop Chainsaw for example.
But JoJo has fanservice. Everybody built and posing!
Polygon is such a joke. End of story
Yes, yes they are. Anyone who can't appreciate TLOU for the masterpiece it is is a joke.
Good article agree with everything those who keep on complaining about fanservice in video games need a hard beating with a baseball bat to STFU & leave us in peace to play whatever the fck we want, I mean who they think they are to constantly judge our tastes?
Don't like fanservice? Stay away from it.
You'd be surprised by just how impossible it is for those people to fathom such a notion.
Then how can they protect the fragile developing minds of those who don't mind it? They have to make it go away to keep us...I mean those people...pure of heart and mind. I'm so glad there are a few strong people who can take it upon themselves to decide what is appropriate and objectionable for me and everyone else. These reporters/SJW types give us a voice that we never get because no one listens because they're too busy writing articles or twittering about how bad everything is. If only someone would listen to our cries of anguish over how vile and wretched fan service(yes it's actually two words) for all these games that show too much exposed ankles on female characters. Woe is I.
My disdain for sexist SJWs is unquantifiable. I'm glad more articles like this are springing up more and more, calling out their hypocrisy and harassment.
Slap on the M rating and be done with it
Western "hipster" reviewers should understand that japanese games are not made for them.It is made for people from a different culture that actually like this kind of stuff. When i read an article like polygon's,what i see is: "Why this game doesn't target the gay/bisexual/trans tumblr demographic? So opressive!"
These fanservice games are just a type of game these prudes dont like to play. You dont see me crying about soccer management sims. They should get over themselves.
anime as well. If it has ecchi in it then duh it gonna have fanservice. You have nothing but yourself to blame.
That title is awkward... too wordy. But I agree. It makes as much sense complaining about fanservice in a given game as it does complaining about guns in a shooter. Or is i that murder is okay, but sexuality is taboo?
If people don't like it don't buy it, it is simple.
Its like watching someone put there hand on a heated stove. They flip the hell out and make as much noise has humanly possible. Yet they never take their hand off.
I can understand that a reviewer may have to expose himself to it due to his job, and I don't even mind if they point it out in their review to let their readers know about it, although I question the policy of giving a game to someone who isn't into a particular genre or style. It is getting rather tiresome to see good games marked down, sometimes heavily, for the thing that the target audience of the game probably doesn't mind, or even likes. Heck some recent games get marked down for it despite it not even being existent beyond what I assume is the one legally mandated by Japanese law fan service scene. To everyone else who complains, likely not bothering to expose themselves to it so they already followed your advice, all I can say is move on. Not everything in the world is for them, and they should put their ego aside and realize that these games aren't built to offend them, but to entertain others. Basically the world doesn't revolve around you, so stop acting like anyone cares what you think.(SJW, not you jz), or that we need someone to look out for us in this manner. I've also always been curious why non-Japanese, western games don't get marked down for their fan service. It's not like this stuff doesn't exist in American games in spades.
... can I still roll my eyes when it's blatantly obvious?
No! let the hate continue! Free advertisement!
This was a great read! Gaming is my favorite pastime and I'm concerned about it's integrity as a fun hobby when there are those constantly trying to fill it with politics and taking it more seriously than it needs to be. I believe in free licensure to create. Just as I want to retain the right to write what comes to my mind, I want devs to have free reign to create whatever they want in their games, whether I like it or not. And if I don't like it, I won't cry for censorship. I'll just not support it, as is my right as a consumer. Not every single game Atlus creates needs to pander to every reviewer and every gamer of every culture. It isn't the games or their creators that need to grow up, it's the gamers and journalists who guise their opinions as facts. I recently wrote an article in a very similar vein about the attention being given to nudity of women in the Witcher 3. Check it out on retrogamefix.com
It is the right idea unfortunately these people's egos will get in the way every time. For people puzzled by the lack of common sense shown by these people, remember that we have "safe spaces" in colleges. Where if a speaker visits and you feel so threatened by their opinion that runs in opposition to yours, you can retreat to a safe space on college campus till they leave. So instead of having your beliefs challenged you can retreat to a kindergarten room for adults, till the mean words are no longer spoken. That is what colleges nowadays are encouraging. Grant you not all students act like this, but it is still a sad state of affairs. http://redalertpolitics.com...
People need to get over the idea of children being sexualized?!? I think not! Only a pedophile would enjoy that. Are you going to try to tell me that I need to get over my utter disgusts, anger, and ill will I feel towards pedophiles?... Never! That said, if the characters appear to be adults, I'm fine with it. I will defend the developers right to the end of the earth to create his vision, as long as his vision could not lead to children being harmed.
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