Zero Punctuation: Metroid Other M

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PunchedBarbecue:
Which clever-clogs thought it would be a good idea to take one of the most iconic female characters of gaming and give the production of a new game to "the jiggle-physics guys"?

Nintendo wrote the story and script. Put the blame where it belongs.

And the blame here is not about sexism, if that's what you're implying. Maybe her character was not portrayed in the best way, but the idea that it's a sexist portrayal is only fair if you think that Metal Gear Solid 3 is sexist against men. (Because seriously, Snake is treated worse in that than Samus ever is in Other M. But apparently, men don't count.)

In particular, I find it hard to believe that a work can be considered sexist against women when all the women portrayed -- every single one -- are better at what they do than all the men around them, in fields classically dominated by men. It also paints the vast majority of men as either threatening (what with every one of the men around Samus being suspect at some point of being the Deleter), or outright evil (in the case of the scientists on the station, and the sinister colonel guy who shows up briefly at the very end).

Yeah, the women portrayed are flawed. But most of the men have like two lines and then die. They are practically invisible, and we are expected to feel nothing for them when they die. The story is driven by the bad, emotionally-driven decisions of two women, sure. (That's right, two. Not the entire female sex.) But how is that any different from Greek tragedies driven by the flaws of over-emotional men? Women are the focus of the story. They are the ones with the depth. All the men but one are basically disposable.

And yet everyone says the game is sexist against women. Feh.

this game should be declared non canon

themutantlizard:
this game should be declared non canon

Funnily enough the Prime series was the one declared non-canon.

James Raynor:

themutantlizard:
this game should be declared non canon

Funnily enough the Prime series was the one declared non-canon.

Ok its official nintendo are run by idiots

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