DOG: While Arkham City’s been praised, its portrayal of Catwoman has provoked controversy, too. Luke takes a closer look at the accusations leveled at the game.
Seriously, who gives a shit?
Has anyone ever heard the term "sex kitten"? Women try their hardest to look like cats....eyeliner, lip liner, lipstick, big chest, small waist, bigger hips, smaller ankles, long nails, high heels etc. This has been going on since ancient egypt (also witches) and prior to that w/ Mesopetamia. Catwomen is a symbol and one done perfectly if you ask me.....
I don't hear people screaming sexism in movies. The average gamer age is 37. Mature games sell. I grew up with gaming and want something more geared towards my age not to say I can't enjoy games of all ages. The only controversy is the one this site is making up. Come on n4g let's have some quality articles. Not question mark articles for hits. The NY times doesn't have a whole newspaper dedicated to question mark articles. They do interviews with actual people instead of making up stuff. These sites have no creativity, contacts with developers, or any inside information.
I dont mind catwomen being provocative and sexy because thats the whole character and her relationship with batman was always like that but i thought the costume she wore was realy dumb. Just stupid massive tits and cleavage i thought it looked realy stupid and tbh i would of found her character to be alot more sexy if she was zipped up and not shoving them in my face.
While I hated her inclusion the word sexist never crossed my mind. Slutty did but never sexy however that's just how Catwoman is and always has been. Ertha Kit was never deemed sexist to my knowledge and she was never seen in anything aside from that tight leather catsuit. My main gripe with Catwoman's inclusion is that she didn't tie into the story mode at all. She was just there while it was happening and I would have much rather had Robin tie into the story to advance it instead of just some random Two Face encounter while Batman's doing something productive.
She's supposed to be sexy...
virgins care too much..
The point of Catwoman is she uses her sex appeal and cunning, thief skills to topple enemies.
Talia > Catwoman
Go read some comics. DC comics the woman characters are half naked in their costumes.
I don't think they're being particularly sexist, no more than any movie with a particularly attractive female lead. But I do find it irritating that "sexy" is synonymous with "tits" in modern video games. Breasts might be a feature of how attractive a woman is but if you want to create a sexy character there are better ways than giving her a massive bust. Arkham city, however, is far from the only party guilty of this sin so it's not really fair to only call them up on it. And why was this not an issue for arkham asylum? Harley Quinn was hardly anything but thighs and breasts (in a miniskirt doing back flips of all things) and no one complained about that.
That's just her character, they portrayed her exactly as she's always been portrayed in the comics. Catwoman and Poison Ivy may not be great images of 'respectable' women like you see elsewhere in the Batman comics but when Halloween rolls around who do most girls want to dress as? Catwoman or Oracle? Besides she's not a stupid or helpless character, she's an incredibly intelligent woman who uses her sexuality to her advantage. How repressed do you have to be to think that's a bad thing? Maybe some women can have fun with the idea of sexuality enough to just relax and enjoy the fantasy or even feel empowered by it like most men do through Batman's strong brooding masculinity. Batman isn't exactly a realistic representation of most men who play the game either, he is of me but not of most other guys.
Well said, + bubs
Arkham City does not have adult themes. Catwoman doesn't have zip up all the way but that isn't trying it to be a selling point
Wtf who cares this game doesn't have sex scenes games have ratings for a reason deal with it
Damn feminazis' gaying up everything.
I'd like to Stroke Catwomens Pussy for Sure !!
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