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  • Avatar for kantaroo3 kantaroo3 2 months ago

    Well, I enjoyed the book. I know it is not high literature, but there is a time and a place for everything. It served me well for a couple of long journeys I had to take a few years ago.

    Posted in New Ready Player One Trailer Has a Tracer and Chun-Li Cameo

  • Avatar for kantaroo3 kantaroo3 2 months ago

    @nadiaoxford Thank you for tackling this issue head-on in this article. It is a complicated topic which can also get emotive, and you open yourself to attack by covering it, so thanks for opening this for discussion.

    However I am not convinced by the arguments you put forward here, for the reasons already set out by@DrCorndog @benjaminlu86. But I can see where you are coming from.

    I have already given my thoughts in the review article so I won’t go into it much more here, but I agree with your comment that it is a shame that they removed the character customization options that existed in previous games in the series.

    Posted in There's More to Pyra—and Xenoblade Chronicles 2—than a Sexy Fanservice Outfit

  • Avatar for kantaroo3 kantaroo3 2 months ago

    @novacav I think you make a fair point regarding the ratings process, albeit I think you are addressing the preface rather than the substance of my challenge. But you are right that the ratings system is helpful in two ways: Firstly, it signals that content may simply be inappropriate for some age groups. Secondly it can be tailored to different cultural preferences, so that the West does not impose its values on other cultures.

    But the substance of my argument of course wasn’t what my 10 year old daughter might think of me for playing a game with a half-nude warrior character (I could just as easily have used my wife in that example). No, my real concern is simply that I like video games and I think that the portrayal of Pyra detracts from my enjoyment of the game, prevents me from getting into it and it does so from what I consider to be gratuitous service to a patriarchal approach to women, where they are to be portrayed for the pleasure of the male gaze. There is no need for women warriors to wear thongs. There is also no need to represent them with unnatural breasts, or to cover them up with a revealing bodice. And this has nothing to do with culture, or do women in the Japanese armed forces wear such attire?
    Of course, as others have pointed out, it’s a free country and I am not required to buy this game. The reason I commented in the first place is because I think the lack of mention of this design choice in the review was a gap. Now that there is another full article on this topic I’ll move the conversation there.

    Posted in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review: An RPG With the Heart and Soul of a Titan

  • Avatar for kantaroo3 kantaroo3 2 months ago

    @captainN2 I'm entirely with you here. This character design is very unappealing to me. Frankly, if my 10 year old daughter were to watch me playing this game, I would be embarrassed.
    I also think that just because it is common in these types of games, it does not make it 'OK'. Mind you, it is possible to go for an anime style without the oversexualised characters (Ni No Kuni), or even to tone it down to the point where it does not get in the way (Skies of Arcadia). With Pyra it seems dialled up to 11, gratuitously so in my opinion.
    I do think we have to call it out when we see it, otherwise we perpetuate these tropes as "this is the way things are always done". That is not to say the rest of the game is bad, but every game has positive and negative aspects and this definitely falls in the negative side for me.

    Posted in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review: An RPG With the Heart and Soul of a Titan

  • Avatar for kantaroo3 kantaroo3 6 months ago

    The article says that you cannot play Zelda 4 Swords adventures with friends on the Wii, and that you will need a gamecube. Is that true?

    Posted in Which Legend of Zelda Should You Play First?

  • Avatar for kantaroo3 kantaroo3 A year ago

    Jeremy,
    Thank you for doing a fantastic job at USGamer over the past few years. You have set the bar very high for Kat!
    All the best on your future endeavours, and I look forward to your articles even if they are going to be less frequent from now on.

    Posted in Letter from the Editor: A Big Change Ahead for USgamer

  • Avatar for kantaroo3 kantaroo3 A year ago

    The first game was a masterpiece. I absolutely do not want them to rush this. Take your time ND and get it right.

    Posted in Last of Us: Part II Brings a Family Back Together

  • Avatar for kantaroo3 kantaroo3 A year ago

    @camchow I think they should sell both, and offer the option of buying a dock separately.

    That would also allow them to present the full package as a deal where they shave a bit off the price.

    As you say, maybe it's a matter of time before they release the two options. Perhaps in the very short term they'll want to present a single message and the dock is part of that.

    Posted in Nintendo Switch Dock Will Be in All Launch Bundles [Report]

  • Avatar for kantaroo3 kantaroo3 A year ago

    I think this is a bad move for Nintendo. They need the system to be adopted fast and for that they need to get the price point as low as possible. I bet that dock is going to add $50 to the price tag. And it is a huge difference if it costs $199 or $249.

    I'm calling this a rumour for now.

    Posted in Nintendo Switch Dock Will Be in All Launch Bundles [Report]

  • Avatar for kantaroo3 kantaroo3 A year ago

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