Celebrate International Woman's Day with these 5 awesome female characters that changed the gaming industry forever
Ellie! My all time favorite, Aloy takes a close second place!
...Who are likely considered to be sexist by feminist...
Depends on the feminist? Bayonetta is really the only character on this list who's consistently considered problematic by some (not me!). Lara has come a long way since people had issues with her and the others are strong on their own merits too. Ellie and Aloy are v inoffensive, strong all rounders. :)
Oh jesus, give it a rest.
Samus Princess Peach Zelda Laura Croft Chun Li Sorry never played Bayonetta, and I'm not convinced it's as earth-shaking in the world of gaming as it's fans make it out to be. Same for Dragon Age and FFX. It shouldn't be surprising that 3 out of the 5 I picked are Nintendo IP and are recognizable even by non-gamers. People have seen Nintendo advertisements for them since the days of the NES. Laura Croft and Chun Li are the same. Both are old IP and nearly everyone recognizes them. Picking characters from recent titles or a character from a single game no matter how popular isn't really being objective about it. That's just personal bias. It should also be noted that 3 out of the 5 are fighters and only 2 of them are save the princess types (Zelda and Peach). But even those two have games where they fight a little (Ocarina of Time, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Smash). So I think that's a bit positive for the image of girls in gaming.
#1 Lara Croft For me, she will always be #1.
Replace Yuna with Samus (Metroid). And Aloy, I love her but I haven't even finished the game yet, so I'd have to take her off and replace her with either chun li or mz pac man
After playing 60+ hours of Horizon: Zero Dawn, Aloy has grown to become my #1 favorite. I think this list is great though, everyone has their personal favorites and all are valid :)
I can only agree with Bayonetta and Lara Croft being on this list for female characters that changed gaming. Samus Aran is a better character than the other 3. And you can't have Princess Peach in top 5 if you're gonna list characters who change gaming. That like not having Mario in the male one who change gaming. So Princess Peach Samus Aran Lara Croft Bayonetta and final slot can go to any classic character
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