ScuzzBlog: Diaries September 2017
Entry 7th September 2017: Post: 3
2B or not 2B
Nier: Automata - Story Summary
As a preface I did have a way more revealing image of
this character but as a studied the game more I found the
imagery of the female character less relevant. To check
out maybe visit Deviant Art and type in Yorha 2B
OK.. My experiences playing games generally follow the same
pattern. I get drawn in by the imagery and then get seduced
by the game trailers and eventually I start playing the game
and then I'm hooked. The game takes on a different form at
that point as you become associated with the characters and
the story. The character assumes a kinda pixel personality
and you feel compelled to protect. I can recall endless hours
playing Tomb Raider and sensed Lara just took my efforts to
keep her alive for granted.
This character 2B has already started to grow on me and the
images in the pictures become almost degrading of the female
scripted in the game. The games makers use her sexuality as a
vehicle but it is others that manipulate the game imagery to
the extremes shown in these pictures. And so the pictures are
the bi-product of the game and so if you never become associated
with the game I guess the trivialisation of a sexual object is
bound to happen.
I find it rather strange that players will spend an eternity
trying to look up a 3D model's skirt of a female character
in a game, when there are countless images and videos of real
females showing way more on the internet. Also, artists and
scan artists will take great pleasure in showing erotic images
of game characters when again there are so many images all
over the net of real women and men.
I am no better. I was drawn to the imagery, but as ever now
wish I could hook up a PS4 and play the game. Just as happened
with Bayonetta , the character grows and grows in significance
and you feel it is your calling to fight with her through the
whole game. It matters not whether it is a female in the end.
In God of War or Timesplitters the main character is male and
so you battle with both just as you would with Lara or Kasumi.
It was rather odd playing Beach Volleyball with Kasumi. It just
never felt right in truth. Not a game I played very much.
I just know that when I play as I do games like Bayonetta , there
is a deeper truth to the female in the game. They are always
strong, independent, clever and in some ways cynical of their
own sexuality. What that does is make you less intoxicated by
their charms and more subservient to their needs, gaming wise.
I have played many many MMOs and yes I have created female
characters. But , in truth they eventually dominate me and make
me feel like the idiot for choosing to play the female. The
female in games do tend to be strong, and so I have no fears
that YoRHA 2B will come out on top irrespective of how many
times folk show her knickers in pictures.
For me I do wish I could play the game. Unfortunately I think
I will pass this time.... Wouldn't want to upset Bayonetta.
I would also need to buy a PS4... not going to happen.
Too much !!!
Back to the retro.. much safer