I haven’t had a chance to play this for long, but Nick’s “Super Brawl 3” lets you play as Korra and she has a really super cute fangirl who does an ultra attack for her by turning her stuffed Naga toy into a real one.
I just had to post about it because that in itself is cooler than anything in the actual show
So someone made all the inner scouts as playable characters for MUGEN (an open-source fighting game) and their attacks incorporate the attack animations from the show/movies and they look BADASS AS ALL HELL
I mean damn Sailor Moon is beating the crap out of Rei with her god-tier sonic wail and sparkly magics and Tuxedo Mask is just hanging out in a swivel chair and occasionally throwing roses
And Sailor Mercury with her computery weakness-seeking rapid fire smackdown of death
And Sailor Jupiter with her suicide electric assault
this is what an official Sailor Moon game should look like
it’s a flash platforming game with a philosophical dilemma at the end of each level, which is essentially the coolest thing ever
it keeps track of your answers and at the end plots you on a graph with a bunch of famous thinkers/historical figures (I ended up nearest amelia earhart, go figure I did like 15 book reports on her in elementary school) and lets you know what type of thinker you are
I also thought the avatar creator was pretty cool because it doesn’t explicitly force you to pick boy or girl
the controls are a little janky but overall I thought the level design was really nice and the last few levels manage to be both fun and challenging
good game. would recommend. you should be playing this
Twine is really cool. I know a few people who have started making their first games in it, and I hear a lot of “my game became surprisingly personal as I was creating it.” I think that’s amazing, and as Porpentine says, it comes from Twine being so easy to use that there’s no barrier between your emotion and the page. If you’ve ever wanted to make your own games but aren’t sure where to start, or if you’re a writer or artist who wants a more interesting way to tell stories, you should definitely give it a try.
There are more games linked from that tutorial page, but if you’d like to play more, I highly recommend her post about twine games.
The main characters in the game, Ellie and Joel, are played by Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker, respectively. Joel is a “ruthless” survivor with few moral lines left to cross, and Ellie is a 14-year-old girl who is wise beyond her years. However, Ellie, as opposed to Joel, was born after the fungal pandemic spread, and does not remember the world as it once was.
“The Last of Us” sounds like a pretty good game, from Naughty Dog. I like that even though (once again) the protagonist is a super gritty buff dude who mows down legions of undead, the girl in the story is meant as an adoptive daughter and not a romantic interest:
While the fungus epidemic is the main backdrop of the game, The Last of Us is not a “zombie game”, but “a love story about a father-daughter-like relationship”, influenced in part by the interactions between Nathan Drake and Victor Sullivan, his mentor and adoptive father, in the studio’s Uncharted series. Joel is a survivor and anti-hero, and Ellie is a 14-year-old girl with no experience of the world pre-apocalypse. The composer for the game will be Gustavo Santaolalla. The team wanted to focus on emotion with the soundtrack rather than horror.
Also, I’m glad I’m not the only one wondering why all the girls in games are starting to look just like Ellen Page.
In researching games for my thesis I’m finding a bunch of cool upcoming titles which I hadn’t heard of. Maybe it’s because I don’t dabble much in gamer discussions, or because most of the feminist bloggers I follow don’t talk much about games, but I never heard of these before! This is one of thepromising projects I’d like to share that star female leads who aren’t hypersexualized:
BEYOND: Two Souls is a unique psychological action thriller featuring Academy Award(r) nominee, Ellen Page in the lead role. Experience the incredible life of a person who possesses extraordinary powers through a connection with an invisible entity. Watch as your actions and decisions determine her fate and face incredible emotional challenges never before seen in a video game.
It’s really long, but really interesting, and likely the only way a non-Japanese speaker will ever get to experience the game.
I’ll probably do fanart of it at some point which might be spoilery, but I’m not sure if anyone here even cares. You should read this if you have the time though, it’s kind of a mix of “Phoenix Wright” and “Battle Royale”. It also has a lot of really famous/iconic Japanese voice actors in it, if you’re into that sort of thing.
This is one of my favorite characters:
And yes, she is a girl. Named “Sakura.” So kawaii. <3
Some nerds were so mad about that “sexism in video games” Kickstarter that they made a competing series to prove that somehow an industry almost entirely staffed by men that makes products intended for men is actually discriminatory against men. This is what happens when women try to voice their opinion on how society treats them: hordes of men feel unreasonably threatened and scramble around like idiots trying to bring the discourse back to a place where men are in complete control, either through harrassment and threats of violence or by making some garbage like this. If you hear anyone trying to pull this embarrassing bullshit, do your duty as a decent human being and rub some dog turds on their face and neck and maybe pee on them too
“Why does mainstream media think gamers are misogynistic, entitled teenage male shitlords????” BOY IT SURE IS A MYSTERY
Yamino (aka Elena Barbarich) is a self-published, freelance artist graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, majoring in Sequential Art. She was born in Rome, Italy, but has also lived in California, Austria and Belgium. She is fluent in English, conversational in Italian and French, understands most German and Spanish, and is teaching herself Japanese. Her favorite drink is bubble tea (aka boba.)
In the future, she hopes to finish her webcomic series "Sister Claire", and continue working on several others she has planned. Ideally she’d like to have a steady job as a concept artist/storyboard artist/comic artist/illustrator. She would also like to teach English in Japan.
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