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Ever notice how the armor that female characters get in video games isn't exactly the most protective? What's the deal with that?
The CollegeHumor video below doesn't directly deal with video games, but it's a situation that I think anyone who's ever played as (or looked at) a female character in a game can understand. In it, the great warrior Lyla Windtalker is gifted the "incredibly sturdy Dragon Mail of Protection." Sadly, it doesn't look too protective....
Female characters in most video games do get pretty crappy armor its true.
HAH. I love it. XD
To be fair, the whole stereotype of women being scantily clad comes from the old RPG concept that:
Man = Big and Strong = Tank
Women = Slender and Quick = Support/DPS
Granted, it's gotten ridiculous in some games, but there was some reasoning in it. Personally, I'm all for women having fuller sets of armor, but if it gets to bulky, it just ends up looking weird. :/ As mentioned earlier, Hilde from Soul Calibur is a pretty good example of what female characters should wear when fully armored. Anything beyond that and it's kinda like... eh...
Haha so true!
That was hilarious.
but it so sexy it distracts enemies!
Funny video. Video Games keeping it un-real. lol.
It would be heresy to give a girl full heavy armor- her body is her weapon. I'm surprised there aren't any secret bonuses for naked female characters... Maybe in Skyrim we'll have it!
OHH RIGHT IN THE SHINY PARTS!!! XD This vid was funny and definitely had a point when it comes to female characters in video games. Although it is odd, and I'm not necessarily the right/appropriate one to judge seeing as I'm male, but sex does sell across just about any medium. I mean the only real exception is probably Samus, but now everyone knew that Samus was female at first.
he was right they do aim right for the shiny part(s)
people always make women warriors or whatever to be sexy so they'll look attractive
Imagine girls having an armor that completely covers their whole body.. It wouldnt look interesting
and besides most of it are video games and movies
I think it started with MMO games.
Now its like the more skin it shows, the better is the armor.
If is see a game like this, I won't even try it, because its stupid, sexist and insulting to mature male players imo.
The only more stupid thing in female armor design is high heel boots. I'll never do such things I promise as an illustrator.