I unreservedly love Ico, but it's a trainwreck of gender stereotypes, just like most games.
If you want to make the game more child-friendly, I'd echo an earlier poster's recommendation to play SC2 instead. The character designs were less anime-style and more realistic.
Alternatively, you could just stick all the girls you've got a problem with (Ivy, Taki, Sophitia, Voldo?) in parkas. It would take a few minutes in the character creator. Plus, most of these characters have less-ridiculous 2nd outfits that might be more acceptable to you.
Well sure, but one shouldn't be surprised about the content of a game being inappropriate for an 8 year old if it's rated T or higher.Hmmm why? As a parent of 4, I use the ratings as a guide not as a rule. There are m rated games I think are tame enough minus the language and there are E games I don't let them play.
The line is where most people wouldn't be embarrassed to show the game to family or feel the need to explain away how the girls look.So what is the line? Would SC been ok if the women were dressed in Muslium burga?
And its help in jpinard's case would have been purely accidental since it should have been apparent that it was inappropriate in the first place. It would be a bit unfair to expect every game out there to selectively scale all of their content right down to the 8-year-old level.
I just wish female characters looked less like fanboy wank fodder and more like normal women. That's not too much to ask, is it?
Don't forget Taki's heaving, glistening bosoms with their erect nipples and her painted-on outfit complete with camel-toe.
Hmm, clearly I was playing another game and misremembering. Robopants is right.
Last edited by rei; 04-13-2009 at 11:56 AM.
Those are drawn pictures. None of that exists in the game. Well, she has big boobs and a spandex suit, sure. But there's no camel-toe or nipples.
If you're not seeing her nipples ingame, you're not looking very hard. She had visible nipples all the way back to SC2.
Mm, yeah, I can see that. Sorry, it wasn't my intent to put words in her mouth, and I guess looking back, that's exactly what I did.
What she said didn't seem to express problems with the issues I had anticipated (or any issues in substantial detail), so which was the reason for my surprise. I wasn't trying to diminish her experience with the game, though.
I remember that back in kindergarden or my early school years, we boys were always collecting horrendous bugs or playing "I'm a warrior and I kill dragons!", and girls were more like "ewwwwwww, a spider!"...
God, this is the second time in as many weeks that we've decided to go off on a nipple hunt.
You belong in a Muslium!Originally Posted by Rob
Actually, I think Rob's mom's reaction is interesting, because there are a lot of people who care more about personality & behavior than they do about appearances. Cheesecake is less offensive when the ladies in question are actively kicking butt rather than just being eye-candy or door prizes.
Take a look at the standards for femininity in countries that have national service for both men and women - like Israel and Russia - there's a lot less of the hair-twirling, math-is-hard bullshit that women here are taught.
In the wake of Bill & Rob's slap-fight, is it too late to strip "mature" from the subject line?
Huh huh - "strip" - huh huh.