First Appearance: Perfect Dark | 2000
Last Appearance: Perfect Dark Zero | 2005
Why so overlooked? Only has a single, underwhelming sequel to her name. Men can be so cruel.
Stephen’s critique: Certainly this wetsuited assassin isn’t without a “Blue Crush” quality. But the camo-clad pose on the right reeks of a mid ‘90s desperation to capitalize on a raze craze deluded by Sunny D and Baby Gap. Outside of making her appear Xstacy-addled, and thereby easy, that gun may as well be a glow stick and a pacifier. Ech.
First Appearance: Final Fantasy IV (FFII in US) | 1991
Last Appearance: Final Fantasy IV (DS) | 2008
Why so overlooked? Because for twenty years she was just a pile of brutish sprites.
Stephen’s critique: Retro Rydia is a green-haired infant who should sleep in a cot, suck lollipops and excrete unpredictably. Grown-up Rydia is a hotty. She’s certainly worth taking for a turn round the park, followed by a mid-price Italian. She’d have to watch those sleeves in her ravioli mind.
First Appearance: Disgaea: Hour of Darkness | 2003
Latest Appearance: Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice | 2008
Why so overlooked? She kind of looks like a sexed up 10-year-old, in spite being a demon who’s existed for centuries.
Stephen’s critique: Is the permanently startled Vulcan look still hip? Etna seems to think so. Sadly her forest of razor-wire hair, stabby Satan tail and sharp ears make freeform lovemaking difficult. The fact that she also has a back full of bat wings doesn’t make introducing her to your Mom and Pop any easier either.
Above: Because you demanded it. Apparently
First Appearance: Beyond Good & Evil | 2003
Latest Appearance: Beyond Good & Evil 2 | TBA
Why so overlooked? Too Artsy-Fartsy, with a crippling lack of upskirt potential.
Stephen’s critique: Looking like the result of a marketer's “How to” guide for character design, this ‘90s-styled, combat trousers ‘n’ crop-top cliché is nigh on asexual. Anodyne to the point of irrelevance, she’s about as inoffensive as it’s possible to get without being a pot plant. Look at that green lipstick. That’s a marketing guy's idea of being “out there.” The big twat.