237 Comments
Posted by sub_o

uh ah, eh oh.

Posted by FMinus

DRAMA: Men like to see scarcely clothed Women! If you admit it you're childish, because sex is taboo. USA USA USA

Posted by Milkman

Oh my god....

Fuck this game.

Edited by NegativeCero

I'm surprised no one has made a game called Girl Fight until now.

Edited by testerjs

GOTY!

Posted by bkbroiler

COMBITS

Edited by Turambar

@animasta said:

the only thing worse than this game is the people in the comments who are smugly going "yeah here you go ladies finally a game with only women"

(I do like the music though)

I don't see any such comments.

Posted by Vuud

Sooooo many articles and forum threads coming from this! People like Anita Sarkneenfsnnsnssnenemem should be thanking these devs!

Edited by Sammo21

Definitely looks like it went through a random girl video game character generator.

Posted by Slay3r1583

Vinny going "I brought my panties" is possibly one of the greatest lines from a Quick Look ever.

Posted by seveword

I didn't realize there was a market for 12 year old boys with access to their parents' credit card. The more you know!

Edited by Vuud

This game looks totally stupid but that is some good video game music in the background.

Edited by Nethlem

Why is there a Mechwarrior Mad Cat running around in the background?
Why is all the voicework done by "text to speech" voices?
And why do, even the most generic female designs, still manage to look "sexeh"?

I realize they ran in a lot of trouble building this, but maybe they should rather sell this for $5 instead of $10+
This is more expensive than Skullgirls, so i don't see many people buying into it, for $5 this would at least be in the region of "i bought this for shit&giggles".

Posted by Superkenon

Man, you know a game's bad when the guys don't even comment on the dubstep.

Edited by PhilipDuck

Ok gg i'm out

Posted by The_Nubster

Is anyone else creeped out by that between-match narration? It's so almost human that every time it slips into robot-ness, it sends a chill down my spine. Ugh.

Posted by Draxyle

This looks like a game that you would see as an original XBox title, and not only because of the graphics. This is some cynical teenage boy manipulation that we don't see quite as often anymore.

I'd hate to be a developer with their name slapped on this title.

Edited by Itwastuesday

@draxyle said:

This looks like a game that you would see as an original XBox title, and not only because of the graphics. This is some cynical teenage boy manipulation that we don't see quite as often anymore.

I'd hate to be a developer with their name slapped on this title.

I'm not sure this is true since they still make the games that this game is essentially ripping off. "Cynical teenage boy manipulation" actually seems like it's still a booming venture for the game industry, when you think about it.

Posted by spartica

Sexism ahoy!

Edited by flanker22

call kotaku.

they write articles because gta5 doesnt have a female lead, this game has all of them and they will still complain!

Posted by HudsonFromAliens

That image that popped up after they completed Warchild's arcade mode was too funny for words!

Posted by DanTheGamer32

I just play GTA V where I got a lap dance from two topless women. So, this is neither the most disturbing thing I have seen all week, nor are these the most poorly textured models of women being poorly animated either.

If you find two women dancing topless (in a strip club, no less) disturbing, then I think you may have bigger issues...

Posted by Tikicobra

This makes Skullgirls look tasteful.

Posted by 24thDoor

@mattclassic: I immediately thought of Vs. & Cardinal Syn when I started watching this, and I haven't thought about those games in over a decade. I remember playing Vs. a bunch on a PlayStation Underground demo disc. Fuck, I'm old.

Posted by TehChich

Maybe if this game had any semblance of a personality it might actually be decent. But it just seems cheap and only riding on the TnA.

Edited by BluPotato

Valve got weird with Portal 3.

Edited by KevSlider

Girl Battle Arena Toshinden...but with girls...and...

Posted by Nime

Pick any two or three of the things the announcer says during combat and you have yourself a band name.

Posted by MeAuntieNora

@hero_swe said:

Oh yes, this is gonna be great. Just amazing, I can't wait to be on the sidelines and watch this.

Well, you have studied abroad... or two.

Edited by Elwoodan

Loving the character names. some real creative shit there.

Posted by Brazzle

What the fuck did I just watch?

Posted by mbdoeden

I thought this was going to be entertaining bad, but it's just....bad.

Edited by MeAuntieNora

@bassman2112 said:

"It seems competent"

I guess that's true, but what a boring game.

Yeah, Vinny's even-handedness is one of his quality character traits, but in this context it almost seemed out of left field.

Edited by Mathey

Oh jesus.

Posted by Shaanyboi

.........*sigh*

Posted by Bane122

Viper... or Ken-she?

Edited by melodiousj

The only thing shocking here is just how incredibly tame this is compared to certain other video games that aren't called "Girl Fight"... and if that doesn't give everyone pause, I don't know what will.

edit... okay, that one image was pretty bad, but still.

Posted by Stimpack

Whoa, surprise ending to that fight. What the hell was that?!

Posted by Mister_V

Who did the music for this? So solid crew...

Edited by Subjugation

None of the songs from this game exist according to Google.

Edited by R3DT1D3

I was thinking this seems ok until the picture for beating arcade mode and then the extras menu.

Edited by Deusoma

This is probably the first time I've ever legitimately thought that the Bomb Squad did the world a disservice with coverage of a game. This is just mediocre, misogynist crap, and Giant Bomb really should have just left it to die ignored in a corner instead of bringing it to the attention of their massive following. If even one person watches this video and then buys the game "ironically", it's a net loss. :-\

EDIT: I'm not bashing the Squad, I still love those guys, I just think that they would have been much better served by making a quick look out of basically any other game in existence.

Posted by Scotto
@fminus said:

DRAMA: Men like to see scarcely clothed Women! If you admit it you're childish, because sex is taboo. USA USA USA

Way to completely not understand what the complaints of people like Anita Sarkeesian are about.

Posted by Scotto

The only thing shocking here is just how incredibly tame this is compared to certain other video games that aren't called "Girl Fight"... and if that doesn't give everyone pause, I don't know what will.

edit... okay, that one image was pretty bad, but still.

Tame in the sense that they aren't completely naked or something, maybe. But games are also rarely this direct with the admission that they are trying to appeal to horny male shut-ins, by featuring a cast of girls who all look like near-future strippers, and end-game "rewards" that are right out of one of those video strip poker consoles you find in seedy bars.

I'm actually glad this game exists, because never has there been a starker picture to draw from, in illustrating what is wrong with the portrayal of women in games.

Posted by Nadril

@deusoma said:

This is probably the first time I've ever legitimately thought that the Bomb Squad did the world a disservice with coverage of a game. This is just mediocre, misogynist crap, and Giant Bomb really should have just left it to die ignored in a corner instead of bringing it to the attention of their massive following. If even one person watches this video and then buys the game "ironically", it's a net loss. :-\

EDIT: I'm not bashing the Squad, I still love those guys, I just think that they would have been much better served by making a quick look out of basically any other game in existence.

It's not their job to make people buy or not buy games.

Posted by Swaboo

Why does this game exist?

If you can't make a fighting game that does at least one thing better than other fighting games out there, don't do it!

You can get DOA5U or Tekken for free! (at least on PSN) And both those games are superior in every way.

Posted by Dalai

Man this game is really unnecessary. Also, really bad timing with all this talk about sexism and the like.

Posted by Flavbot

I can't decide if this game is self aware... with the dubstep and whatnot...

Posted by BBAlpert

At 2:31, hang on a second- Adam Savage? That's not Will and Norm's Jamie and Adam's Tested Dot Com's Adam Savage, right?

Edited by Doskias

I totally agree that the video game industry should have more respectful depictions of females in game stories. We need more strong female leads and we need more realistic female support characters. We need the humans that make and play these games to be more respectful of people who aren't the same as them, for sure.

Does that mean stuff like this needs to go away? Some people like boobs, and looking at virtual depictions of boobs. If that's what this game is offering, and that is what someone wants, why isn't that okay? I'm not trying to stir up shit, I'm not trying to argue with anyone, I just don't understand what's actually offensive about this product.