The video is actually interesting... At first, until you realize that she's never talking about stuff like the Final Fantasy series where you'll always find a girl as a major, active character, she sticks to the Mario and Zelda games just to get to her point (which, by the end, is really nauseous). When she gets to Zelda she even complains that she's not the star of "her own game" - even though it never was "her game". Even on the "sequel hook" for the part 2 video, she says she'll talk about more modern games.... that use the tropes. Not the ones that don't use it. You know, we could, someday, see game creators maybe start considering putting females in the lead role where they're equal to guys ! We could call these games Metroid or Tomb Raider or whatever we like.
I do understand that this video is specifically about this trope in games, but I could just as well make a video about Nazi propaganda in games and talk only about games that do it, and "letting viewers make up their own conclusion" about the entire video game industry just based on that.
It's obvious that in this new study she's definitely not going to talk about the general role of girls in games, she's going to talk about the games that put them in a bad light.
If I struggled to the end of my determination, to the end of my way of life with my followers, if the result is ruin, then this ruin is inevitable. Grieve. Shed tears. But you cannot regret.
Last Edit: March 09, 2013, 07:33:33 pm