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Thursday, May 02, 2013

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Ravik Defiant

You do realize that you are probably putting more thought into this then the creators did....

Wolf Baginski

I think a word that often is forgotten is "caricature".

You'll see it in the faces of politicians in newspaper cartoons.

And sometimes we see something like the exaggerated facial expressions of the theatre, where there is not the close-up view possible in TV and Cinema.

Making these things hyper-visible can have rational reasons. It doesn't justify a cruddy plot.

Iggy

Caricatures out of 70s-80s Euro-comics. Good thing no one at Heavy Metal magazine designs MMOs.

At least in a Richard-Corben-inspired one, from HM's classic era, both genders would be naked.

Now as then, there's a reason for all this, ahem, titillation. As John Candy's dork-turned-warrior-stud character says in the film Heavy Metal, "18 years of nothing and now twice in one day. What a place."

Arcadia Codesmith

You know what's funny? The video game industry for years has been bringing in more and more female players, and that has spawned a small but totally demented backlash of overgrown male virgins who want to keep it a "NO GRILS ALOUD" club.

So somebody creates this thing, this almost-but-not-quite self-parody of gratuitous chauvinism that shoots so very far over the edge of the cliff in that artless fashion of camp that doesn't know it's camp.

And they still can't keep females out, because the guys who make and play this sort of stuff are so out of touch with reality that it's irresistably hilarious to kick them around and mock them.

It's like getting a paper defending alchemy, or phrenology, or objectivism. You know it's going to be a train wreck, but sometimes it's an unintentionally entertaining train wreck.

CronoCloud Creeggan

Well....I probably shouldn't have, but I have installed it and played a bit. What it reminds me of, are those side story DOA games. All cheesy fanservice, though I expect the localizers toned it down from the Korean original a tad.

But it's Korean so I can't really expect American sensibilities towards gender. After all even if they don't want to admit it, Korea is basically attempting to be mini-Japan at least in game design and Japan is the land of maid cafes, tentacle hentai and otaku who want fanservice and their own big breasted. saucer eyed, robot girl with a mech to control. How many times have we seen anime where some nebbish gets some "magical girl" or "Sexy girl robot" as his girlfriend.

The game would be better if the girls in it were more "Sakura Wars" style and less cheescake and if they had just ripped the entire concet of each "Arkana" having a commander from the dialog and game.

JBantha

As an straight male: I never did it pass the armor.

Will

Its weird how people make a big deal about "objectification" in niche games like this, but then not a peep about the fact that the Metal Gear games let you take upskirt photos of young girls against their will, LITERALLY roofieing them with tranquilizers so they stop covering their crotches.

Janna

It's not very smart to write such a wall of text, full with false information and prejudices. The game is not only for adults because of the tittyshow. You do not even see the naked girls anymore after a day but rather focus about how to develop your character. After one day nobody will care about any of the worthless points of flame you mentioned in your post.
And if you fap to the booby cartoons then I am really sorry for you.

Peace, noob.

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