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!