VGS- August 19th: Why Japanese Games are Inherently Sexist + Hands on With Assassin’s Creed Rogue and Unity

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We cut through the drek at Gamescom and find the information you need to know + Patrick O’Rourke the tech editor from Canada.com joins the show where we discuss and debate the flurry of trailers shown….

Including this little gem, from Hideo Kojima and Metal Gear Solid V. In the trailer a visage of scantly clad western women are used to distract and confused trained super soilders from their task. Is this game play mechanic a campy wink to the original’s in the franchise? Or perhaps, it is emblematic of a larger issue that persist in most Japanese games…..the complete objectification of women.

We debate it! Contribute what you think! 

This week we also have a great opportunity to go in-depth with Patrick O’Rourke about his hands on time with Assassin’s Creed Unity and Rogue. One is destined for next-gen consoles with fancy next gen graphics (at least that’s what the internet tells me) the other, seeks to flip the franchise on it’s head.

As always everything we talked about today is available online HERE and written majestically by our good friend Patrick.  Here’s some highlights:

“The idea of releasing two separate games in one franchise over the course of one year, might seem simple and perhaps a little ridiculous, but very few developers have tried something like this before. In fact, if you think about it, this strategy actually makes a lot of sense, especially if you’re a hardcore fan of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. I’d much rather have a game built from the ground up for the console I’m playing it on than a pared down port of the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 version of Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Even though Rogue might not have the next-gen sheen of Assassin’s Creed Unity, given the short period of time I spent with Ubisoft Sofia’s Assassin’s Creed Rogue, it’ll likely be worth your time, especially if you enjoyed Black Flag’s naval combat.”

 

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