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A "Pair of Walking Tits" Brings Resident Evil’s Direction Into Question

Kotaku's Speak-Up: Has anyone seen that Resident Evil Revelations trailer introducing a minor character, Rachel?

Is it me or is Capcom getting lazier with its creation of minor characters in its Resident Evil franchise? I got absolutely no sense of Rachel's character, only discovering that she has a pert ass, a fine pair of norks and an impractical haircut.

I think the fact that her hair covers roughly three quarters of her face speaks volumes about Capcom's intentions for her purpose in the game: namely the presentation of some tittie-action to the audience.

Perhaps Capcom have given up entirely on trying scaring its audience. Perhaps they have finally decided to give up the ghost (if you'll excuse the pun) and drop the "horror" element of their survival horror games entirely.

More guns, more girls, less effort, less atmosphere.

zeal0us4694d ago

I think capcom could of done a better job on the character design.

is it me capcom is just worse as time goes on.
-ridiculous price dlc
-half-a** sequels
-sequels that probably should been dlc

Quagmire4694d ago

"I think capcom could HAVE done a better job..."

and whats wrong with a pair of walking tits?

rezzah4694d ago

they don't do so well in games that try to create atmosphere, and belong in immature games for immature minds.

guitarded774694d ago

Maybe next time they'll learn from their mistake and put a fat retarded chick with acne and little hands as the supporting character.

rezzah4694d ago

^
How would that improve the games atmosphere of dread and horror?

Think before you let you childish emotions get the better of you, its obvious to see what you tried to do.

They need something more reasonable and realistic, not fan service. Give her less revealing clothes that will also make her look like an actual special force agent. Let her be able to see 5 feet in front her face, unless if shes blind then the 3/4 face cover might make sense.

vickers5004694d ago (Edited 4694d ago )

@rezzah

Agreed. I don't want an unrealistically dressed and groomed woman in my game full of zombies. It's just not believable.

darx4694d ago

Cause Zombie games are so beleivable

jeseth4694d ago

I think we are over analysing this whole thing.

Guitarted said something funny to lighten up the conversation and play Devil's Advocate and just got ridiculed for it.

Then after all this "boob" talk and it not being realistic or believable enough we forget we are talking about. . .

#1 : A Video Game.
#2 : A Zombie/Undead/Las Plagas Game.

Stop being sutch video game snobs and have fun for a change.

morganfell4694d ago (Edited 4694d ago )

"Maybe next time they'll learn from their mistake and put a fat retarded chick with acne and little hands as the supporting character."

A good example would be to look at Capelli's wife in Resistance 3. That is the direction they should have taken a supporting character. She is supposed to add to rather than distract from the story.

"I think we are over analysing this whole thing."

No we are not. It isn't JUST a video game. RE titles were, and it seems that is the operative word - were, originally designed to build tension. For that immersion is required. Immersion is trampled and thrown out the window when a character's incongruity pulls the gamer out of the moment.

In this case any attempt to build that gripping, gut wrenching suspense is evaporated by sophomoric ideas of style over substance.

There are places in video games where the display of an over-stylized woman works - Catwoman in Arkham City - and places where such artificial allure does not - RE titles.

jeseth4694d ago

@ Morgan,

I usually agree with you on most every article thread I see you in but in this case I think people are making a mountian out of a mole hill.

If these people can't get past the size of this chicks boobs and her bangs in her face then it says more about their mental scope and less about how bad this character actually is for the game.

Everyone cries tolerance then the first thing they do is start stereotyping this character because she has big boobs and her hair isn't tied back. Hypocritical if you as me.

Peaceful_Jelly4694d ago (Edited 4694d ago )

@jeseth, Rachel looks like another generic character taken out of a Matrix movie with extravagant outfit, retarded hairstyle and big boobs in a world full of Zombies. This is seriously something that doesn't goes along with the theme of the series... I mean, even the Resident Evil movies that were pure horse (can't say the word or people take my bubbles away) had a more congruent style than this garbage.

How come you can't see that? How old are you? Because that's clearly bad/lazy character design.

jeseth4694d ago

@ PeacefulJelly

You ask how old I am?

So you are trying to come off as more mature and intelligent yet come at me personally and question my age/maturity?

I've played this franchise since its inception and love Resident Evil. Ada Wong runs around RE4 with a freaking Red Dress with a slit up to her crotch, high heels, and a garter belt gun holster and this is not an issue for you? Shiva's clothes in RE5 are PAINTED ON tight and it seems like every camera shot of her has her sticking out her a$$. Now we get a character with Big Boobs and it doesn't fit into the Zombie/Special Forces believability of this franchise? Are you kidding me? How old are you? Can you not separate video games from reality? Is it OK in your opinion to have oversexualized females in other RE games (Ada Wong RE4, Shiva Alomar RE5, and Jill Valentine RE5) OK as long as they don't have big boobs?

Do I think RE needs this character at this juncture? No. But this franchise has been spiralling out of control since RE4 (even though its a good game on its own) when it went from Zombie styled infections in Raccoon City to "Las Plagas" in a rural European locale being implemented by a crazy Napoleon midget in a g-damn castle!

And you are complaining about this chicks boobs. Check your head and think about what you are getting so opinionated abotu concerning this franchise when the outfit and size of a new characters breasts are the leats of Resident Evils problems.

....How old am I...LMAO. Thats the best you can do?

snipes1014694d ago (Edited 4694d ago )

I can see both sides to the argument. On one hand, why do video game developers have to over sexualize about 90 percent of female video game characters? Do all gamers come off as perverts?

On the other hand, what's wrong with having a beautiful woman in the game as some eye candy? Were they going to put an ugly chick in there? Hollywood doesn't even do that.

I do think that this character design is utterly unfeasible though. They went a little overboard on her sexualization and even if there was a woman as sexy as her walking around blasting zombies in some other plane of existence, she'd be getting chomped on in an instant given that she couldn't see an inch in front of her with that beautiful hair covering her face. Hopefully she has some personality.

All in all though, it's not so much about making the GAME believable (zombies are a ridiculous prospect), but making the ATMOSPHERE believable. It's hard to be scared of anything in a video game when there's a gorgeous, scantily clad woman standing directly in front of you.

AKS4694d ago

I would expect most of the female characters to be shapely and attractive (also, Chris in RE5 looked like he lives in the gym and has a side of steroids with each meal; the male character have also had quite exaggerated features), but the woman in this trailer looks downright ridiculous. Also, the hair covering her eyes completely bothers me more than the outfit or her figure.

Leviathan4694d ago (Edited 4694d ago )

@vickers500 and other "realist" :

Since when were zombie games considered actual representations of reality? I've seen busty chicks before (in REAL life) with hair in their faces even! However, I have yet to see a zombie in "real" life.

I've never NOT bought a game before because *gasp* ...a character in the game has tits. I understand the point of people who say it cheapens the quality of the game, however, I disagree that tits in videogames make said game any less real. There's tits here on earth people. Lots of em... And whats up with all the anti boob talk on this thread? Even my wife likes other womens' boobs.

SilentNegotiator4694d ago

@ "Zombies realistic lololololol"

The (at least older titles of) Resident Evil series has believable and engaging atmospheres - "realistic" in the sense that it's a believable world. Throwing in characters that look perfect and are fighting off the zombie apocalypse create imbalance in the atmosphere of a survival horror. Like so many cheap "horror" flicks of today and yesteryear that throw in a nudie or sex scene.

It's out of place.

CameronL994694d ago

It's all in the eye of the beholder. She's only a pair of walking tits if that's what YOU see. That is, YOU'RE the one objectifying her, and staring at her tits like she's just an object. There's nothing wrong with a girl with big boobs, the problem is YOU if that's all you see.

Dee_914694d ago

what is today overanalyze day or something

DaTruth4694d ago (Edited 4694d ago )

You know, if somebody was running from zombies and fighting them, I would expect them to be fairly physically fit! Does anyone believe an obese, out of shape woman would last very long under these conditions?

When I watch CSI and lab nerds are all super-hot, then I see a problem!

Why do super-heroines where those trashy outfits? Does anyone believe Wonder Woman could do what she does if she was 300lbs? Do you think she would have a comic very long if she was 300lbs? Who cares???

DARK WITNESS4694d ago

she looks like the perfect meal for a zombie. I mean all that raw flesh in all the right places !!!

bangoskank4694d ago (Edited 4694d ago )

@quagmire
Thank you for correcting him. That grammatical error is one of my biggest pet peeves an is rampant on this site. I would of played grammar police myself but didn't want to make myself seem like I was more superior then him.

zag4693d ago

YEAH! Who knew having chicks in a game was wrong

zag4693d ago

@bangoskank

Complains but doesn't use any punctuation in the written piece.

The "peeves an is" should be "peeves and is"
The "would of played" should be "would have played"
The "but didn't" should be "but I didn't"
The "superior then him." should be "superior than him."

If you are going to be this anal, then make sure... what you write is 100% correct.

bangoskank4693d ago

@zag

write over you're head.

zeeshan4693d ago

I fu***g hate her f***g hair!!

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Dowie4694d ago

@Quagmire

Nothing when there walking down the street and you steal a quick peak. But when you want a game that contains characters with depth and you want to get attached to them, just being a pair of walking tits makes this very difficult. Just imagined if she died "nooooooooo....the big cans gal died...oh well, there's 5 other characters with big enough tits"

@guitarded77

Right. Because the choice is between a whore and a tramp? We can't have some decent looking woman with realistic breast and a real attitude that people can respect or relate too. No no, that would be too difficult to pull off...We need to pick from your abomination or capcoms "masterpiece"

Heartnet4694d ago

Tbh if thats all you see then that speaks to you as a person and not the in game character :)

And if they want there girls to be stereotypically attractive to the male audience then so let em ! they can look like that and still have a decent character... jeez so quick to judge