That’s a pen name, by the way. This person is so ashamed of what pathetic click-bait this is that they don’t want to have their real name associated with it. It seems that they want to talk about 15 characters in games that Sony has made who are just so offensive. There’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s get right down to it. Here’s a link to the article, so you can see the stupid for yourself. Let’s rip this to pieces.
15. Ivy Valentine (Soul Calibur)
Regardless of what the developers claim, Ivy’s outfits keep getting skimpier and skimpier, calling more attention to her looks than her actual fighting prowess. Yes, she is one of the best fighters in the series, but the developers can’t get past the horny teenager shtick.
From a purely practical standpoint, Ivy’s outfits are crazy. Not only are they not practical, no human on earth could keep them on standing still, let alone pulling off the moves Ivy does.
Yes, let’s castigate her lack of realism here. The character who uses a sword that can extend into shapes and is possessed by demonic energy for the lack of realism in her outfit. Also, what’s the problem with making her sexy? The lack of realism in her outfit doesn’t mean shit to me. Yeah, the boobs would fall out. I don’t play video games expecting perfect realism. If that were the case, then The Last of Us would have ended with Joel not ever being able to get a car because gasoline does spoil, believe it or not. It’s something that literally EVERY post-apocalyptic game, film, and TV show gets wrong. Without exception.
There is nothing wrong with making Ivy hot. My girly-mate Quinn said she wants to motorboat those tits as much as any guy. Turns out, lesbians exist. I know the SJW camp wants to pretend they exist, or not let their opinions into the conversation by saying it’s made for men (that’s so homophobic, when you think about it). Ivy is in control of her sexuality. Her character is aware of how hot she is. She views the whip-like nature of her blade in a very dominatrix way. Plenty of women like to be the Dom in their relationship. Are you saying their sexual choices are bad?
14. Sheva Alomar (Resident Evil 5)
Their entire argument for how she’s offensive is a clothing option you can unlock. They completely gloss over how she is a badass and tough character, all so they can rag on the fact that you have an outfit to unlock that’s risque. This was such pathetic click-bait. I am more ragging on this article for the garbage it is so I can get some rage I have been bottling today off my chest. Roll with it. They actually do make an argument that her character is bland and virtually non-existent. A sign that this guy has never played this game. Is she clearly a side-kick? Yup. But she is still a tough fighter and serves a role in the story. She’s not the co-op partner in Halo, who just is a phantom that disappears with each cutscene. Seems by saying her character is non-existent that you are the one reducing her to how she looks. Kinda sexist.
13. Rikku (Final Fantasy X)
This is the one that really pisses me off. They are showing her from X-2! They only talk about her look in X-2! Yeah, I have my problems with that looks too. It’s stupid. I genuinely love her character in Final Fantasy X! Her character, worldview, look, and her culture’s atheism are some of the best parts of the game. Rikku is a likable girl who is bubbly as a cover for some deep problems with the world and a thinking mind that is trying to find a way to save her cousin. But all this bullshit article can do is focus on her outfit and they don’t even put the right goddamn title on the game! Fuck this article!
12. Quiet (Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain)
Sexy woman bad! It really is amazing how SJWs basically treat any woman who is even a little sexy as wrong. I have to wonder what they do when they see women who want to show their bodies off. Like a girl I know. She works hard to stay in shape, and she likes to show her body off in very revealing outfits. She’s not a model, but with how hard she works to be in shape and how unabashed she is about her sexuality, I can’t help but think that people who think like the asshole who wrote this article would say they are wrong. No wonder they don’t have a problem with Islam. Just admit that you want women in a burka and be done with it.
11. Larry (Leisure Suit Larry Series)
Yes, Leisure Suit Larry is offensive. Anyone who plays these games knows that. And how is this on Sony? The biggest game in this franchise was for PC.
10. Duke Nukem (Duke Nukem Forever)
This article isn’t even trying anymore. And again, why should Sony feel bad for it? The developers of the game should feel bad because they created a piece of trash. It’s a bad game. Everyone in gaming admits that it’s a bad game. No one likes this game. But Duke was always meant to be offensive and over the top. Who is surprised by this? Toddlers?
9. Auntie Poulet (Grand Theft Auto: Vice City)
Fun fact: Auntie Poulet is voiced by Miss Cleo. That is where the fun ends with this offensive character. Auntie is a voodoo priestess stereotype that has Tommy Vercetti kill Cuban NPCs for her after drugging him.
Auntie Poulet leans into the whole voodoo stereotype to the point where she becomes unbelievable as a character. It is ridiculously over the top and offensive. Women from Haiti are not all voodoo priestesses that use their magic to get their way.
What the fuck are they even talking about? Who thinks that all Haitian women are voodoo priestesses? Where the fuck does this “stereotype” exist? Nobody thinks this! And the stereotype about voodoo priestesses is that…they drug characters…and have them kill criminals to help them? I don’t get it. This article has really lost the plot here. And so far as I remember, this game was also multi-platform. How is this Sony’s fault?!
8. The Women Of Killer Is Dead (Killer Is Dead)
A game from a company know for making games that hold nothing back and are more than a little sexually empathetic is bad because you can have sex with women in it! Yeah, this guy wants chicks to wear burkas.
7. Ashley (Resident Evil 4)
Although not as sexual as Sheva, Ashley does not help the Resident Evil franchise. The president’s daughter is a damsel in distress that the player begins to loather not only for her vapid, tasteless portrayal, but also because saving her butt is frustrating and infuriating.
Damsels in distress are an unfortunate video game staple that demeans women and is offensive. Ashley is the most pathetic version of this trope. She can barely stand on her own two feet, let alone stop from being taken repeatedly. It is really upsetting to watch as such an underdeveloped character drives the plot. After recovering Ashley for the tenth time, the gamer wishes she could at least hold a gun, for women and sanity’s sake.
What the retard who wrote this (and clearly just took lines from Anita Sarkeesian’s old series of videos) fails to realize is that we hate Ashley not because of some bullshit involving a trope. We hate her because her AI is poorly programmed and she can only be kidnapped or killed. Yeah, saving her is a pain in the ass. It’s bad partner AI. I am really regretting responding to this. It’s basically like debunking the watered-down version of an Anita Sarkeesian clone.
6. James Earl Cash (Manhunt 2)
Manhunt is not meant for the faint of heart. That is why parent groups wanted to never let it see the light of day. The game forces the player to take part in the brutal killing and torture of any enemy Cash can get his hands on. The violently sadistic nature of each kill leaves little to the imagination.
Cash is an offensive character because how he disposes of each enemy. The snuff film angle really has not been replicated since the second entry in the series. You could say he is being told to do such things by the Director, but how quickly Cash takes to it all is in his nature. Cash was created to be the gamers vehicle into this world of gore.
I swear, this idiot who wrote this is so close to being close to the point without it going right over their head. Yeah, Cash is a violent degenerate. He’s a psychopath who does horrible things for the sake of a narrative. That was the point. Rockstar wanted to make a game so violent that it was piss people off. Players ate it up because they understood that this game is just a twisted way to get some crazy out on digital people. It’s like how people listen to those ASMRs about having a girlfriend to simulate a relationship. You get to have some emotional catharsis and no one is actually hurt in the process. How did this point escape this retard?
5. Sammy Wasabi (Freaky Flyers)
There are no good characters in Freaky Flyers, as the stereotypes are laid on pretty thick in this game. Sammy Wasabi might be one of the worst one though. Sammy Wasabi is a horrible Asian stereotype that has buck teeth and flies a plane called the Kamikaze Express.
I did a little research on this one. What’s the problem with this guy? There is this huge intro about how he is a genius. He’s got a ton of accomplishments to his name at a young age. He is a fun character. Not to mention, are we not going to point out that the clearly American characters in this game are made to be the stupidest people you can possibly imagine? Is this all exaggerated stereotypes, sure. But they clearly are not above making every character a stereotype in the negative. I half-expect the black chick I saw in the trailer for the game to call the guys she kicks the shit out of “suga.” If a game is honest about what it is doing, I don’t see the problem.
I’m sure the argument is that if we perpetuate these stereotypes, it will make people more racist. I can see this guy, and I don’t think that all Asians have broken Engrish and buck teeth. In an age before everyone was some butthurt pussy who needs to have their ideas constantly validated, I bet there were plenty of Asians who saw stuff like this as amusing as I do the fact that the Americans in this game are stupid as fuck.
4. Barret Wallace (Final Fantasy VII)
Although he is the first black character in the series, he is unfortunately a walking stereo-type from his mannerisms, lack of intelligence, and over the top speech. Japanese developers have continually had a hard time portraying other races in a positive light. In fact, that might be an undertone throughout this list. Barret might be the most infamous example of a Japanese developer trying to create a Western black man for Western audiences.
Barret is one bad mothereffe, but that does not make up for his representation. His tattoos and Mr. T like appearance are just the cherry on top of this sundae. Gamers grew to look past his exterior as they progressed through FFVII. He is a solid character underneath it all, but first impressions matter, and this one was super offensive.
I’m calling it! This was written by a person who never played ANY of these games. Wanna know how I know that? Because Barrett is a bad motherfucker and everyone who plays the games knows it. He has a cybernetic arm that can be upgraded with better weapons. He’s the leader of a resistance (or some might say eco-terrorist group) group and you know that he is a boss from the moment you meet him. I love that they got that right in the new version of him in the remake that I’ll never play because fuck Square Enix and their episodic bullshit with this game. I’ll wait for the full version to come out. First impressions don’t mean shit. If that was the case, then I’d think Tidus in Final Fantasy X was nothing but a whiny bitch, or Balthier is a Han Solo rip-off. It’s what’s under the skin that matters.
I hate these Sarkeesian wannabes and their bullshit arguments. Context matters! Character matters! These people say it doesn’t. I fucking hate that. By that logic, you can easily write off pretty much every character I like. By that logic, Joel is the worst person ever in The Last of Us, because he is an asshole who is gruff and violent. But then you get to know him and see the forces at work inside him which as you understanding by the end why he chose to sell humanity up the river to save Ellie.
The last entries are all from games I’ve never even heard of, but trust me, it’s all bullshit. We’ve seen up to this point that these people castigating conservatives is funny, because their views on how women match up real nice with Islam’s, and their views on race end right where the skin does. Hell, they even said it. They don’t care about what’s underneath that. It’s all about how the person looks. These people are sexist, and racist. Fuck that noise!
Until next time, a quote,
“For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” – H.L. Mencken