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Raiko

Raiko

United Kingdom

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Fri 13th July, 2012
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Raiko

#3

Raiko commented on Review: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (3DS eS...:

Feminism isn't just about the sexualisation of women. That's really only scratching a tiny part of the surface. It's about how both males and females are stereotypically portrayed in all walks of life (both physically and mentally). It's about the constant reinforcing of stereotypes that change the way we think from a young age and how we treat each other as adults. It's as much about seeing women as physically and emotionally weaker, or (in this case) as sexual objects as it is seeing men being violent, cold, powerful, brute or hench. It's about ensuring we don't naturally expect something of one sex, and something completely different of the other.

When (apparently) nearly every female character in a game just happens to have large breasts pointing towards the screen, it's more than arguable that this is intentionally feeding a sexist stereotype and will likely offend (or put-off) some people.

These aren't industry-breaking issues, but this is why console gaming is still so male-orientated. It's a shame it has taken so long for gaming to really discuss and consider these stereotypes and their impact on the shape and size of the industry.

These aren't new issues and this isn't a bandwagon people are only just jumping on. It has an incredibly long history. Cinema had to tackle these issues, religion is still tackling these issues and society has been tackling these issues for hundreds of years.

Raiko

#8

Raiko commented on Review: XType Plus (Wii U eShop):

It's a great game for the price. It's massively addictive. Even without the leaderboards i've clocked in eight hours in 4 days. Very enjoyable!

Raiko

#9

Raiko commented on XType Plus Delayed in North America Due to Onl...:

A shame indeed. I enjoyed what little time I had playing it, but I could never access the leaderboards and after one go at each mode, the game was no longer playable. I had 5 crashes inside 10 minutes.

I hope they fix this soon as I do want to play more of it.

Raiko

#11

Raiko commented on SNES Inspired 'Super World Karts GP' Adds Wii ...:

Will this not face some legal challenge? Many of the tracks are slightly altered tracks from Super Mario Kart. The rings are ripped straight out of Sonic. I can't help but feel that this has borrowed a bit too heavily, rather than focused on original content.

Raiko

#14

Raiko commented on Chasing Aurora Receives Permanent Price Reduct...:

I really want to support these guys because they've given it there all on the eShop. It's just the demo was really off putting. It's not a badly made game, it just didn't capture my interest. There's not a lot to it, unfortunately.

Raiko

#18

Raiko commented on LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins Still I...:

I think the hate towards EA and yearly sports games comes down the incredible similarities between each iteration. Every year EA seems to boast a number of differences, and yet Fifa 08 plays a lot like Fifa 13. The yearly upgrades are less than most games get in terms of patching. Tiger Woods is another series that follows the same formula. The upgrades are so minimal, you could probably skip half a decades worth of games before justifying the £30 for a list of gameplay tweaks and kit updates.

Raiko

#25

Raiko commented on Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger Gets...:

@geonjaha Fallblox/Crashmo changed the formula enough to make it a worthy sequel. Rather than experimenting with routes up a pixelated image, you had to take a step back and figure out how to get the blocks of much simpler images to fall into place before acting. It's so much harder, too.

Raiko

#42

Raiko commented on Reggie Fils-Aime: Wii U Is "Much More Graphica...:

How has nobody commented on Reggie's Call of Duty comment? It's quite obvious that the game visually is no better than the 360 version, but it also doesn't run anywhere near as smoothly. Very much the opposite of what Reggie claims.

Maybe he was put on the spot there, but that's one cheeky little lie.

Raiko

#43

Raiko commented on Review: Rabbids Land (Wii U):

I like the characters, but the gameplay videos look more disappointing than the reviews themselves. This is Ubisoft and they love to rush out crap in time with a console launch. I think i'll pass on this one.

Raiko

#45

Raiko commented on Nintendo Download: 15th November 2012 (Europe):

@AhabSpampurse I managed to complete it without using save states a few years ago, but I achieved a great level of frustration. I don't ever want to see that game, or it's sequels ever again. It may have tight and slick control, but it's nothing more than a reflex-memory game and feels all to cheap to me.

Raiko

#46

Raiko commented on Review: Back To Nature (WiiWare):

It would be nice to hear what the developers think about their own work. Surely there are reasons other than pure laziness, being massively uninspired, etc... Surely no programmer or game designer would want to make something like this.

Raiko

#49

Raiko commented on Review: Gradius (3DS eShop / NES):

I'm envious. Both Xevious and Twinbee, in the 3D Classics Collection, have eased me into a genre I almost completely ignored as a kid. Hope this comes to Europe soon!

Raiko

#50

Raiko commented on Young Boy Thinks Gameboy Micro Is The Latest N...:

Reminds me of when I was younger. When you weren't following the hype of the most recent machines, and when I was no more impressed with the first Sonic the Hedgehog than I was Paperboy. At least he'll enjoy the games for what they are, rather than being distracted by the hype of the unreleased.