As drama rages all over the internet over the implementation of female soldiers in Battlefield V, NieR: Automata Director Yoko Taro isn't triggered.
Admin note: changed the source since Google translate is refusing to work on mobile with this tweet.
Big difference since japanese games don't usually have SJW themes, Taro doesn't understand why people got disappointed because these things are generally not an issue for the japanese games industry.
Yoko Taro probably understands better than you do. Incidentally, Japanese games have a million of different themes, including what many would define "SJW" People just don't get up in arms about them, because they're games. People got "disappointed" because they're dreadfully ignorant about history and hypocritical about politics. When those you call "SJW" whine about this or that "issue" in games conflicting with their agendas, then some are very ready to defend developers' right to be creative, but when that creativity puts a woman on a cover of a work of fiction, suddenly it's not ok. And the funny part is that it goes both ways. What developers want to portray is king, whether it's female soldiers in WWII or a hybrid between a cute girl and a Messerschmitt Bf 109, and that's what Yoko Taro means. He's right, and nothing else matters.
Well said. Creative freedom is what's actually important.
I don't think they were motivated by creativity, that's kind of the point. We know what motivates these decisions, because the developers are often open about it, even bragging. If creativity were motivating these things, I doubt anyone would complain.
Bluefox.... "We know what motivates these decisions." Please tell, I would like to know.
Yes, bluefox. Please tell All-Knowing One!
You just showed how you are the actual ignorant about history. Also, none of those Japanese game were trying to portray history, so it really does not matter if they put 1 or 100 women on the cover of game about a war that is not real.
@Abriel. Actually, Achelexus understand perfectly. BFV is a game too, so why are people getting upset over that and not Nier, a game with a female protagonist? Hmm? You very well know the answer, but you're choosing to straw man instead and demonise a group of people. For those that are a bit confused, let me explain. Yoko just got on with the game, there was no broadcasting how morally superior the game was because of "diversity". EA, on the other hand, have preached how virtuous they are by including a female character. It's called virtue signalling and it's pathetic. And I have to wonder if you're doing the same thing.
Please spare me the theatrics, people are complaining because females are represented... And they feel it's some feminist agenda for representation... This uproar is crap and highlights just how much the male dominated gamer demographic has to grow up... So the f*** what they put female soldiers in a war game, their are female soldiers in war now. Whether the developers did it out of creativity or to address a need for female representation is hardly a case for this kind outrage... It's a fictional wargame based lovely on WW2... The developers can put female soldiers in the game for whatever the reason they see fit... Grow the hell up and direct your outrage to more pressing matters, it's a freaking femining looking character model, it probably runs and guns the same as the male character models in first person view when you pick up the controller to play.
If people now are dreadfully ignorant and hypocritical then we have always been like this, devs included because it’s never been a problem until the turn of this bloody decade. Are you going to make that claim, pal? @gamerzero How does one have creative freedom when it comes to history? Unless you are not going to make a game marketed to be immersive and accurate, you can’t.
How in the hell do you know this is SJW? You saw like 5 seconds of gameplay.
I love female protagonists, so exited for BFV.
Yoko Taro being a boss as as usual.
So the last Battlefield had to elevate a minority to the cover, and the special edition (which had to get dumped cheap as next to nobody bought it), the new one is moving a female to the lead spot. Enough virtue signaling and enough with this SJW shit.
Dont worry in 10 years we'll have a trans-species on the cover with the direction society is going. Dice is from Sweden, a country full of cucks that is willingly destroying itself, this is no surprise.
a female was already the start screen for BF. Don't get why this is a big deal...
I really can't believe in 2018 people are pissed that a developer put a female character in a war game.... Like how many war games over the last decade have had female characters....? Let me think... EVERY LAST ONE.... Fragile hyper masculinity. That's the issue here
I couldnt care less if theres women in the game.. MT are what concerns me from EA.. I can live with cosmetic but id still rather it not be in.. Oh well.. Ill see how it all turns out sooner or later.. If its WW2, there should be actual nazi's to take out though..
WTF.. THE whole damn game is free. I'm sure you'll unlock cosmetic items in game and can buy what you want IF you want. Which will likely be added over time and that means not everything is in the game. This is to make money off the title since they're supporting the game with content for free. Stop being selfish, damn
It’s a $60 game dude...
Exactly, and once you pay that everything is free... They're giving you the content all. Even future content without an additional charge. A service of content
Women characters in video games is a great thing and i'm all for it but when things feel forced or smell of someone's political agenda that's when there is a problem. I say all races and genders are welcome in video games but if you try to shove your views down my throat i'm not gonna like it. I personally have no feelings on Battlefield, i saw the trailer and it looks alright, i'm not gonna play it either way so i will let others that will buy this comment on that.
I'm tired of hearing about this in gaming all of the time. Both sides are becoming annoying as hell.
Soon as I heard that Trevor Noah was connected to the game's presentation, I knew the imminent fallout........ Regardless I found Taro's response pretty funny.
He should comment after Dice showcase their take on the Japanese army.
So much salt from all the misogynists! Get TF over it. Go play dudebro games or Japanese pedo fap-games..
It seems you have no idea what the problem is.
I know exactly what the problem is.
This is part of the transhuman agenda soon enough it won't only be about gender. Entertainment is nothing more than a propaganda tool but what do I know.
The one armed female British frontline solider is equally as dumb as turning ships into cute girls
Not everyone is a Weabo
I have not been following this at all. Are people mad about female soldiers being apart of Battlefield V or something?
I'd say it's more that it's steampunk, facepainted fictional strangeness in a time when none of that went on. But EA creating controversy as usual so people are speaking about their games.... Typical. If they would state that it's like Wolfenstein and is set in an alternative reality, then have at it, but trying to convince us that a facepainted band of mohicaned guys and gals with cybernetic arms and stuff existed in WWII is a bit dumb. Creativity is great, but when you reveal a game, make sure you add narrative as to why it is what it is, especially if it's roots are set in history.
I do agree with you there. I personally don't care if it's fictional or not just as long as it's fun to play really.
And that's why I don't like some western games that are serious. Realism tied to the real world dumbs down the gameplay most of the time guys and it gets boring fast. I'm sick of COD and BF and if you're like me I encourage you to try new fps games like Titanfall 2 and Overwatch which are much much better. I'm tired of playing as a common male grunt. I just wish Dice and COD devs would make new IPs and go full force on their vision so that they don't anger idiotic fans or limit their ideas. Seen that and done that, I want new stuff... but sadly a lot of people still want more of the same crap. Creative freedom should be respected.
Is this Yoko Ono related ?
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