In 2015 I bought a PlayStation 4 to play through The Witcher 3 (worth it!). It took me around six to eight months to make it through the main quest as I was rather busy back then. There was no other game that really grabbed me, not even the lauded Bloodborne, so I sold the game console shortly afterwards.
Earlier today, though, I was curious to see if there were any recent worthwhile releases in the last couple years. In short, there was nothing that would make me want to buy another PlayStation 4, but I came across one big budget game that had me shake my head: Horizon – Zero Dawn. It’s an action-based open-world game if I got it correct. The setting seems a bit ludicrous as it plays in a future in which humans have regressed to the level of African tribesmen, yet gigantic robot-dinosaurs with sentient AI roam the earth (LOL). The gameplay seemed tempting enough for some mindless action. However, this is the protagonist:
Forgive me for being blunt, but what in the fuck is going on here? That must be the ugliest female protagonist ever to grace a video game. She’s far below average looking. I’d rate her a 4/10. Do people really pay $60 to look at that for a few dozen hours? I was wondering how this game sold as I really couldn’t believe that it did well. Well, it surprisingly did, according to VG Chartz:
I was under the impression that the US is a bigger market for games than Europe, so it seems that cucked Europe loves games with ugly female protagonists, while the US has shown some immunity. Still, a butch-lesbian looking protagonist who could also pass as an ugly dude is enough to turn me off buying that game. No, I’m not kidding. Of course, there is no need to build games exclusively around plastic virtual women that would have a bright future in VR porn as well, like the ensemble of the Senran Kagura series, but come on! On that note, I enjoyed the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot, chick- and gameplay-wise. The sequel was a no-buy for me, though:
In short, we went from hot, attractive face, big breasts, toned to a not necessarily unattractive woman, but to a quite clearly much less attractive protagonist. Her waist isn’t as slim, her butt not as round, her breasts not as big; she’s arguably not as toned, and she’s rather pale too; her face is not nearly as bad that butch’s in Horizon – Zero Dawn, but, at least in my opinion, she looks not nearly as good as in the 2013 game. At least in that case the market has spoken, as the 2015 sequel sold like dog shit compared to the 2013 reboot.