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#1 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

Don't overlook the ghetto GTA 4 stream Jeff and Ryan did in 2008. I'd still like to watch that sometime.

#2 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

I totally agree with that move. It's especially hard to attach friends or enemies to characters who are directly based on real people, like sports figures.

I don't think there will be too much confusion over "Related" characters. The wording is actually "Similar" games, not "Related" games.

#3 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

I would like to see people try, at least, to make N64-looking games. But in the stylized way, to avoid the whole outdated proto-realism effect. Banjo-Kazooie rather than Shadows of the Empire, let's say.

#4 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@saturdaynightspecials: Older Link in Ocarina ran around in a tunic and tights. So I don't see your point.

So? Leggings were often worn by soldiers historically (and later Link designs had tougher-looking material for the legs). Thigh-highs, I'm pretty sure, have always been a fashion thing.

The core issue here is not that I'm offended by lady thighs in a video game. I'm not. I'm just so tired of seeing details in character designs (however small) that make me think "Why is this here? Oh yeah, because certain people need fan service to be interested in anything." It's depressing.

#5 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@saturdaynightspecials said:

@hailinel said:

Well, the idea was to design Link as a lady in the context of an existing design. Not to design a female Link from scratch.

Well yeah, that was their problem. That isn't conducive to an interesting design.

And they didn't even do that right, because as I said, a female Link wouldn't have anime schoolgirl thighs going on. It's out of character.

How is it out of character? Link is a figure that doesn't have much a specifically defined personality, different Links have different histories. Who's to say that a female Link wouldn't wear something like that?

Okay, if you prefer: substitute "role" for "character". Presumably, Link will be doing the same thing Link always does, ie poking around in dungeons and fighting monsters. Now admittedly I've never worn a miniskirt and long boots, but I can't imagine it's very comfortable for heavy physical activity (or any activity).

Someone else brought up kid Link, but notice that his boots are not extra-long. That's a believable, comfortable outfit for a kid who isn't a full-fledged hero/adventurer yet.

#6 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

@brodehouse said:

You don't understand; we want women protagonists, but only if they're dressed in a way that covers their shame.

Yeah, what's the point of having a female character if you can't show a little skin, right?

A woman in practical, comfortable clothing might as well be a man.

#7 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

@hailinel said:

Well, the idea was to design Link as a lady in the context of an existing design. Not to design a female Link from scratch.

Well yeah, that was their problem. That isn't conducive to an interesting design.

And they didn't even do that right, because as I said, a female Link wouldn't have anime schoolgirl thighs going on. It's out of character.

#8 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

@hailinel said:
@saturdaynightspecials said:

Whatevs.

The rumor about that Wii U Zelda trailer having a female Link would have been the coolest thing ever if it was true, but this design just sucks.

I think the design looks pretty good. It's very obviously Link, but a female version in terms of build, face, hair length, and the redesigned garments, which in turn appear to be a redesign of his HW costume sans scarf.

My issue with it is, it seems to have been designed from a standpoint of "What if a lady was cosplaying as Link?" instead of "What can we do to make this design distinct from male Link, but still cool and character-appropriate?"

If Link was female, I'd like to imagine he wouldn't wear thigh-high boots and a mini-skirt (ignoring young Link's outfit for a moment). Link's clothes are fairly practical for rugged adventuring, especially in the more recent games.

Of course, this is just a collection of sketches, not a finalized design (as far as we know). But my criticism stands if it does show up in the game.

#9 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

Silent Hills 90210

#10 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

Whatevs.

The rumor about that Wii U Zelda trailer having a female Link would have been the coolest thing ever if it was true, but this design just sucks.

This being a Tecmo project, I have to imagine that the art department is playing otaku fetish bingo. They probably tried to sell Nintendo on a cat girl too.