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#1 Edited by PandaBear (1379 posts) -

I'm genuinely confused why you're breaking it down into console generations? I mean are games more sexist because Microsoft and Sony switched to x86 processors? Seriously... you could say over the last decade there's been a greater attempt to tell stories in different ways and that has lead to creative works that some would find offensive or whatever. But I mean saying the discussion didn't happen during the last (sixth) generation ... I mean what?

These new consoles are literally a year old, it's not like discussions about feminism and sexism started November 2013. Gamers (can I still say that?) are obsessed with breaking things down into managable chunks. There's grey areas here too.

Also this who casual market thing is odd. These are people too right. They have their owne established values and aren't fumbling their way onto expensive new consoles then turning around and saying 'These games are sexist!'. The vast majority of games don't post on forums or engage like this... in fact most just play games and that's it.

And frankly people should be more critical of the sources of these discussions. Games are absoluelty going through a cultural transition, but there's a lot of misplace chivalry going on too. And it's also possible to find Anita Sarkeesian's video ill-informed and poorly reasoned (not to mention featuring plagiarised works) and still think that sexism in games is an issue.

tl;dr Games have had sexism issues long before the launch of the Xbox One/PS4.

#2 Edited by PandaBear (1379 posts) -

Nintendo Wii. Day one.

#3 Posted by PandaBear (1379 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@pandabear said:

It's that crashing symbol sound I don't like.

The songs are so varied but every one of them is punctuated by that goddamn clanging sound. Also I played the demo and once again, like the last game, there's basically no RPG elements. I mean yes there's levels and stuff... but so what? I actually quite like the art style, but why not make it so the boss battles actually have SOME stratergy.

Why no make it so you can create a custom selection that flows into each other too? I dunno... the game just feels half-done to me.

I want to like it, but just can't get past those issues.

It's a rhythm game. If you're expecting something akin to a full-fledged RPG, you're looking in the wrong place.

Not full-fledged, but SOMETHING. Anything more than tap the circle, swipe the circle, hold and slide inside the circle. And all the while these iconic songs are playing with a symbol just slams away. I mean they couldn't come up with a unique sound for each stage or a handful at least? Imagine if it was multi-tracked and you controlled the violins in one song and the vocals in another.

It just seems like a lazy rhythm-action game compared to Guitar Hero for example. I mean Square-Enix own the songs and the masters, surely they could do more than this.

#4 Posted by PandaBear (1379 posts) -

It's that crashing symbol sound I don't like.

The songs are so varied but every one of them is punctuated by that goddamn clanging sound. Also I played the demo and once again, like the last game, there's basically no RPG elements. I mean yes there's levels and stuff... but so what? I actually quite like the art style, but why not make it so the boss battles actually have SOME stratergy.

Why no make it so you can create a custom selection that flows into each other too? I dunno... the game just feels half-done to me.

I want to like it, but just can't get past those issues.

#5 Posted by PandaBear (1379 posts) -

As long as people buy into the hype and click on news stories with titles like "GTA TRAINED ME TO BE A KILLER" it won't die down. It's really not something I see people discuss until a headline is shoved in front of them. I mean there's still people banning and burning books in the developed world... Controversy sells and overly sensitive people complain the loudest so until that changes I'd say this moral panic won't end in my life time.

#8 Posted by PandaBear (1379 posts) -

The problem is the media, and the corporations, right, they're all working together. And see feminists don't like Goro because he represents, like, men and their boy-ish power fantasies. So this is like the developers working with the media, ok, to suppress Goro and tell us gamers are dead. We aren't dead, ok. I'm gonna doxx everybody or something until this changes I suppose.

#10 Posted by PandaBear (1379 posts) -

:_( ... I know man, this is such a huge deal. Such a huge deal!!