Eroticism in Video Games Industry and Character Analysis

Video games can be fun to play with memorable characters and story telling. The debate whether eroticism play a role in video games. SJW (social justice warrior) target video games that portray with women like a sex symbols. I understand eroticism but some people don’t want see gender or race being portrayed in a negative way. There are some single men and women who love fictional characters in video games. Look at Otaku culture, there is a term called Waifu. Waifu is a real life person fantasize 2D fictional characters to think of marriage or girlfriend. Some Otakus don’t like 3D non-fictional men and women because of being rejected and not fitting in. That’s just my opinion on the matter and myself I get look down by women sometimes.


Eroticism In video game and character analysis

I also have waifus (I can’t share that with you guys) but not all 3D non-fictional women are not bad. There penalty of fish in the sea, otakus wants an ideal men and women to be in a relationship. People have preferences on what type of men and women they want. Some video games characters does have ideal personality that a real life people has. Gamers look at that character see what type of person they like. Is the character strong, easygoing, arrogant, cheerful, caring and annoying? That’s the question what is on gamers minds. What about the characters look? What about the character’s body type, stylish hair color, revealing outfits and charm point? I will give some analysis on some characters in video games that face criticism.

First off, is the character from Tomb Raider Lara Croft. Lara is an archeologist finding hidden treasure about the world. Her early character design is brown shorts and tank top. Later her design change due to backlash from critics. Lara was in bikinis and revealing cocktail dresses in Play’s Girls of Gaming. Tomb Raider: Underworld’s creative director Eric Lindstrom felt those sexy poses was out of character. A PlayStation Magazine comment on whether Lara Croft is a role model for young role or embodiment of male fantasy. Later added, the character does attract female demographics but mainly design for males. Mark Cohen differs that erotic characters doesn’t make the game sale but content value.

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Senran Kagura Producer Want to Tone Down Sexuality For Western Market

What is wrong with Senran Kagura

There was a interview with Senran Kagura Producer Kenichiro Takaki which he has concerns about sexuality in the franchise.  Takaki is worry about how the game is received through the western market. There is a group called the SJW meaning Social Justice Warrior which is a pejorative term for an individual promoting socially progressive views. Such as feminism, civil rights, multiculturalism, and identity politics. PlayStation Lifestyle’s Tyler Treese asked Takaki have you consider toning down sexiness in Senran Kagura.  Also if the game release in regions to have a feature to tone down physical assets, here is what he says (image below).

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