1. the problem isnt sexy characters!! the problem is making EVERY CHARACTER sexy whether they have a reason to be or not! if ryu stuck his butt out every time he did a hadouken or had a perpetual, visible erection and it was just treated as a normal thing or "fanservice", you would feel uncomfortable.
the summary of your commentary about all the 4 characters i posted: "its a cool character but it's sexy and thats bad!!!"
ryu is a dream dude as much as chun li is a dream girl. he doesnt stick out his butt but he does the male equivalent: his entire fighting style is doing COOL POSES even tho he is supposed to be the straight man of the cast. he and ken have by far the most absurd anatomy of SF and perpetually flexing bodybuilder muscles that can be easily seen thanks to their gi showing much more chest than usual and having their sleeves ripped for no reason other than to show muscles.
yeah, good point. diverse as fuck.
not as diverse as anita sarkeesian would have wanted but they have different arms and legs, and fillia is chubby
YOU CANT FIGHT IN A MINISKIRT, and you sure as hell cant win in one
do you really think blue mary has decided not to wear a bra because ITS AN IMPORTANT PART OF HER CHARACTERIZATION TO EXPRESS HER SEXUALITY, or is it because teenage boys like bouncing boobs?
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Does Terry's cap help fighting? Does Andy's hair do anything other than throw him into the "androgynous pretty boy" niche? What's the point of everything Iori wears? No, seriously, what the fuck??
I'm pretty sure she wears a bra but thats beside the point. Why does every female character have to be the poster child of feminist values or else it's shit??
Also, Blue Mary is not a real person and she does not wake up and think "hmm what could i wear that would make feminists on the internet feel """"""empowered""""""
no its that even though she's shown as serious and professional, as soon as the fight is over she turns into a literal child.
you're seeing too much into it. she's celebrating, man. what the fuck.
do you think that say, dhalsim would be a better character if he looked like ryan gosling? do you think his "ugly" appearance is a detriment to his character? also, the male gaze bullshit isnt about how sex is bad and should never be shown, its that it shouldnt be ubiquitous and it shouldn't be as ingrained into gaming as it is. i have said that so many fucking times, its not hard.
no, his appearance is part of his design. i dont piss on good design. i wont make ken or vega ugly for no reason, nor will i give zangief jeans and a shirt... and i wont cover every boob window and replace ever mini-skirt with pants if its good the way it is.
more variety would be cool. go make female characters that explore other themes. knock yourself out. but as long as the characters are good, they are good and that's it.
Don't diss good design cause "eww boobies". Boobies aren't bad.
I CANNOT MAKE THIS CLEAR ENOUGH: EVEN THE GAME WITH AN ALL FEMALE CAST AND A SKILLED CHARACTER DESIGNER AT THE HELM ISNT THE LEAST BIT FOCUSED ON THE POTENTIAL FEMALE AUDIENCE.
The main focus are the males, sure, but I'm pretty sure they don't ignore the females? Except for shit like DOA, obviously. I have a theory that a game aimed only at a female audience would look very different from what you are suggesting. You want a game aimed at feminist videologgers, not the average female gamer.