Piki Geek writes: It’s a little late to write an article that reflects back on the games of 2011, but for this Saucy Saturday article it’s what I plan to do. I’m sure some of you have heard of the Bechdel Test, the three criteria that determine the “feminine-friendliness” of (usually) a film. These three criteria are as follows:
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man
But this isn’t a film site, so I’m adjusting the Bechdel Test to apply to that medium we love best: video games. For ease of application, the only thing I’m modifying is #1: It has to have at least two [named] women in it. Because many NPCs are named in video games, I’m chancing it to having at least two named women who are actually a part of the narrative. That is to say, they actually do something within the game, rather than just act as an NPC that gives you a side-quest.