Not only did Replay Studios tell TGR that Violet Summer's breasts are "not atomic", but they also talked about her physical capabilities as well.
Eh as long as the gameplay is fun I don't care...
Jesus Christ, making a big deal about videogame breasts is SO 1998.
I hope they really innovate on the jiggle factor! thats where all the money should go!
she will slap and tickle her enemies to death? Or will she go full on chick fight and whip out the hair brush and purse?
Telling them that they're not as smart or pretty or popular as she is. Oh, and she call's her enemies fat too for MASSIVE DAMAGE. P.S. On a serious note, developers should really stop being obsessed with making the perfect "video game heroine" and just make these girls real. This gen, only Nariko and Faith get my vote. Lara looks like a prostitute, and so far this woman is dressed in lingerie, ya know, like all "real" heroines do.
Or she will do what the real Violet Szabo did, and sneak up on Nazi's and kill them. Don't underestimate Violet, man. All their base was belong to her.
Soooooo, what was Nariko dressed like, in your estimation? I second you on Faith, though.
@4 I know you were probably being sarcastic, at least I hope, but there are plenty of women our there fighting in the military and dying for there country. Not really something to completely make light of...
Nothing about her was. Sure, she had sex appeal, like the beauty of a tiger - lovely to look at, but feral and dangerous. Her beauty was secondary to her purpose. There was also no "love" element to her tale, except towards her father, clan and friends. Her motivation was her honor and redemption. It was a brilliantly acted game and is totally under-rated. The mo-cap for the faces still hasn't really been matched this gen either. As far as Velvet Assassin's "heroine" goes, she has her breasts pushed out, she's in lingerie and stilettos and she has a gun gripped loosely in her hand; not as a normal person might hold a weapon, but almost fondling. So far I've seen her: A.) Naked in a bathtub. B.) Screen cap of her shooting some men in the air with her legs spread-eagled (which is soooo practical). I can't really see anything that her and Nariko might share. I wouldn't have an issue if the developers weren't claiming to make her a real woman/ heroine. She's about as real as Pamela Anderson in Barbed Wire. Oh, and I second cain141's sentiments. I'll take a Demi Moore style G.I. Jane over this tart anytime. Gaming would have a lot more credibility, culturally and as an art form if we would move beyond the stereotypes that have existed, unchanged, for years. Rough, gruff, muscled, military marines (Contra is my first memory, and it persists all the way to Gears of War today). Emo swordsman trying to save the world (often has a dark burden to bear - ooh!) And so on... I'd honestly like to see more "real" heroes as opposed to stereotypes. I dunno, I guess with all this technology and advances in "realism", I have yet to see story-telling and character development catch up to "graphics" and "game-play." -C
mess with meryl, unless your psycho mantis...
Actually, after reading the article I get what he's really saying. Makes sense.
Geez and people wonder why i dont like most game with a female heroin ? Because all of those i dislike make such a big deal about the hero's gender , or does the usual "she's playboy/maxim bait" routine , instead of just telling a good story in wich the hero happens to be female . Here we even got some nasty "women should be weak otherwise it isnt realistic" innuendo alongside boob physics. I'm no feminist , hell i hate them , but this is pure BS . For realism's sake , why wouldnt a highly trained assassin woman , wouldnt be able to perform physical feats on men that arent as trained as her ?
Frankly my dear, I couldn't care less how Violet fights, or how womanly she is when she does it. Focus on making the game good rather than how womanly, endowed, weak, or drug-addicted (morphine) the protagonist is. Jeez.
I know disagrees dont count much , but wth is there to disagree with ? An assassin is most likely in better shape and better trained than some dumb guard or rookie soldier .. It's quite unlikely the cantina's guard is some special forces elite . Of course it could make sense for a female one to overpower such fighters with sheer strength or technique . If they go the silent backstabbing way , it's valid for a sneaky assassin and their choice.. but regardless of gender .
These guys have made some of the worst games in recent memory...including Legendary.
If i'm right they're responsible for the horrible All Hails to the Chimp
Legendary-Spark Unlimited Hail to the Chimp-Wideload Games ...
Well thanks for the correction .. but i know at least why i thought so .. the publisher is the same : Gamecock, with a quite awful track record and distastul record of public stunts . But hey who knows ... after all i have memories of THQ being the editor of awful license based games for most of the 8 and 16 bits era .. and now it's quite better , even with still awful license based games .
i think 2 people acctually read this article and some 360 haters just read the title.
The n4g female readers who is going to flame every male that mocks female characters in video games?
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