Bitch Magazine: "Video games are not exactly lacking in female characters, per se. It just seems that if you strip the pants off of some pixels and change the way they sashay around, then most developers consider the field leveled enough to make the meager crowd of non-male gamers happy. As if that was the mark of anything.
There has, though, been a quiet roster of characters from the annals of video games who have done the woman gamer crowd fairly well. If we are going to be stuck in the gender binary for characterization we might as well be looking for the best ones we can find. For every five or six tropes and hypersexualized characters we have there are a few that shine for various reasons."