• dcobs123 - January 21, 2013 3:51 p.m.

    Resident Evil 4 is supposed to be campy and therefore doesn't belong here. And as for their mention of Ico, Yorda is as much of a team player as Ico, using what is basically her bodily essence to aid him in navigating throughout the castle.
  • BladedFalcon - January 21, 2013 6:27 p.m.

    Not really, Just because she HAPPENS to be plot-powered to open doors you need to proceed trough doesn't make her capable and much less a team player. She's completely useless in any combat scenario, incapable of doing any physical exertion other than small jumps, and her AI is terrible, often times deciding to ignore your calls or stop climbing a long effing ladder and go the wrong way. Also, whenever RE4 was meant to be camp or not, doesn't change the fact that Ashley was a lazy, badly done cliched character that perfectly embodies what's wrong with women in gaming.
  • dcobs123 - January 21, 2013 8:24 p.m.

    Your right about Resident Evil 4 but i still think Yorda's capabilities make sense considerIng she was barred up in a cage for what i presume to be most of her life. I don't know, it just bothers me that they're criticising Ico, the most purehearted game i've ever played, for gender roles. The game just wouldn't be as good any other way. And what does this say about their stance, that it's worth sacrificing brilliant games for political correctness? Whoever thinks that can shove it.
  • BladedFalcon - January 21, 2013 9:03 p.m.

    I agree that in Ico's case, it was somewhat unwarranted to put it as an example, since that was the whole point of the story. That being said... I think Ico's kinda overrated, but that's a personal opinion, and the basic premise of a boy finding, bonding, and then escaping with a little girl he found is certainly not one of the reasons I disliked the game... It was everything else.
  • n00b - January 21, 2013 3:46 p.m.

    Not even gonna attempt sarcasm in a gaming comment section on an article about women.
  • winner2 - January 21, 2013 8:12 p.m.

    Literally laughed out loud
  • Redeater - January 21, 2013 3:14 p.m.

    "How do they get away with this stuff?" Note the picture of Tina and her gigantic rack on the front page in order to get people to click it...... Shame on you GR you hypocritical assholes. You have 9 other pictures in this article but you chose the most sexist pic. Also, why are you using a picture of Gears of War for entry #3? If you had a point to prove you could have used a game that didn't have an actual back story as to why women are scarce and protected. Or is this just more laziness on your part?
  • Redeater - January 21, 2013 3:17 p.m.

    The fact that your entry could cover countless games yet you choose a game that should "mirror" 21 century America............ You realize Gears of War doesn't take place in 'murica right??
  • xXxsilentassassinxXx - January 21, 2013 6:28 p.m.

    Or on Earth....
  • BladedFalcon - January 21, 2013 6:36 p.m.

    You sure seem to have a bone to pick lately... Anyway, for what it's worth, it looks like they actually listened to you... sort of XD (I do agree with the front page pic, the new one they have still could have arguably the same problem, but I think it also puts a bit more on evidence the most glaring evidences of shameless female objetivism.)
  • austin128 - January 21, 2013 2:39 p.m.

    I think that women should be respected of course, but I don't get the whole "this is an unrealistic portrayal of women; the average woman isn't like that." Do we play video games to experience average life? No, we play them to do/see things we couldn't usually do/see. Why would I want a bunch of average joes in every game I play?
  • threadspool - July 18, 2014 3:09 p.m.

    doesn't mean that every single character has to be idealized, though. it's tiring to see white male protagonist in his thirties with stubble in every triple a game, along with his token woman who fits tropes like a glove. while there's a place for characters like this, variety is always welcome, you know?
  • Lurkero - January 21, 2013 2:35 p.m.

    The biggest lie is "skin is equal to armor" Can't count how many female fantasy characters have a thin breastplate and pantyplate and nothing else covering their body. Highly ineffective armor if you ask me.
  • Pooka - January 21, 2013 1:08 p.m.

    This just in: Stereotypes are alive and well in video games. Also, televison, movies, radio, real life, etc... More news at eleven.
  • Marcunio88 - January 21, 2013 3:47 p.m.

    Just because something is prevalent it doesn't mean we shouldn't speak out against it. In fact it gives us all the more reason to do so.
  • liadz - January 21, 2013 6:41 p.m.

    Indeed. If it wasn't a thing, what would be the point in... well, pointing it?
  • ultimatepunchrod - January 23, 2013 12:05 p.m.

    For real. It always makes me wonder why, whenever this topic is brought up (even if it's in a lighthearted manner like here) certain people get so up in arms as if we shouldn't even mention common stereotypes and tropes within games.

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