Women in video games…

So, I’m playing Final Fantasy XIII. And I’m hating it. More on that later. I want to talk about the main character, Lightning. Everyone made a big deal about how Lightning is the first female primary protagonist in the Final Fantasy series. And, I actually got a little excited to see how well a Japanese company could handle this.

(Not to get all bigoty here, but Japan is a country that’s not real well known for pushing equality for women. See: Cooking Mama.)

So, I sit and I play it. And I’m absolutely hating Lightning. She is everything I dislike about Cloud, Squall and Tidus wrapped into one package, to which they then attached boobs.

So, in summation… Yes, I think Square handled a female protagonist as well as any of their male protagonists. They’re all whiny, overly-emotional and annoying.

Score one for feminism!

2 thoughts on “Women in video games…

  1. So, should I be glad that I’m skipping this, then?

    I almost feel guilty for not picking this up, like I’ve betrayed Square. I’ve been with then through ever FF title, but I never really felt the urge to get this.

    Also, Lightning is one shitty name.

  2. Dude, this game is full of shitty names. Snow, Vanille, Fang, Sazh, Hope…

    Freaking Hope! The funny part? He’s like the whiniest, most depressing character in the entire freaking game!

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