Earlier today I stumbled across a tweet according to which Sony was about to announce a bunch of upcoming PlayStation 4 games. I sold my PS4 some time ago, but I keep an eye on the industry. So, I checked out a bunch of trailers and was not overly disappointed. The upcoming Spiderman game looks promising. My highlight, though, was the reveal of an open-world game set in feudal Japan:
I’ll keep an eye on that one.
Supposedly the biggest news was a trailer of the upcoming game The Last of Us II. I consider the original The Last of Us a steaming pile of garbage made of mediocre gameplay and hamfisted SJW tropes, so I am not in the least interested in that one. Yet, the trailer was even worse than I expected. In the original, you play a rugged dude who is the bitch boy of several strong and independent women. In the sequel, you apparently play as a woman. The trailer focussed on this monster here:
Seriously, what is this fucking nonsense? The game is set in a zombie apocalypse, yet that woman manages to cycle steroids at a level that makes Zyzz look like a choir boy. The charactermodel is literally a really buff dude with a pair of tits and a female head bolted on. Compared to what a well-trained female athlete is able to achieve, she is the equivalent of pro-bodybuilder-gone-mad Ronnie Coleman.
I have no problem with female protagonists. Quite the contrary. Tharja carried Fire Emblem Awakening. Asuka is a stand-out in the empowered cast of Senran Kagura. I also quite enjoyed looking at Lara Croft’s ass in the 2013 reboot of Tomb Raider. Lara’s physique can be naturally attained, given good genes. They even reduced her breasts to a more realistic size. On the other hand, the mutant in The Last of Us II is at best a liberal-leftist power fantasy that has nothing to do with reality.
For matters of comparison, here is a picture of a (former?) female bodybuilding world champion:
She looks tiny compared to the woman in that video game.
I’d love to see The Last of Us II bomb, at least in relative terms. On that note, Wolfenstein II, the game that tried to make a political statement because you can shoot Nazis, has had a disappointing opening, which I was happy to read. If the industry developed like I wanted it, it would be waifus and high-quality Nintendo games all the way.