Videogames have been around for a long time now, longer than most of the readers reading this article have been alive. Over the years, it has managed to come out as an respectable art form and there has been plenty of masterpieces along the way that has cemented the medium’s position as one.
However, there are games that try to take it all away by coming up with obnoxiously designed female characters that stand out as just being there to provide a stimulating experience to anyone who gets turned on by viewing half-naked animated female models.
We look at some of the worst offenders today in the list below –
Princess Daphne – Dragon’s Lair (1983)
Dragon’s Lair was one of the hardest arcade games around back when it released. The game wasn’t bad and provided decent amounts of challenge for the players. The plot wasn’t anything extraordinary with you needing to save a damsel in distress. In this case, it was a princess named Daphne.
What stood out though was how she was portrayed in the game. Daphne was clothed with ample amounts of her assets popping out and players usually were rewarded with a good view whenever you encountered her in-game. It wouldn’t take a genius to figure out what actually went into the design process for this character.
Amazon – Dragon’s Crown (2013)
Inspired by Golden Axe, this game wasn’t bad by any means and actually was fun to play. However, you couldn’t help but notice the over the top character designs in the game. While the heroes were designed as the definition of being bulky and strong, which would put even the best superheroes to shame, the female characters were made keeping the pervert in mind.
The designs made no sense as although you were supposed to wear armors, all the female characters were scantily clad with their out of proportion assets on display for all. Amazon in particular was the perfect example of objectification of female characters that was apparent in this game.
Cleopatra – Dante’s Inferno (2010)
Dante’s Inferno was based on Dante’s Divine Comedy and followed the protagonist’s through the circles of Hell. The game obviously had its fair share of monsters and oddly designed characters which should not come as much of a surprise considering you ventured through Hell of all places.
However, you can’t help but notice how one of the game’s villains was designed. Once you reach the second circle of Hell called Lust, you encounter Cleopatra, a almost nude, giant-bodied undead female character that takes objectification to another level altogether.
You can’t help but think what actually went into the design process and who came up with this abomination of a design. Not only is this character disgusting to look at, the ample skin show only make matters worse.
The sexiest of all…
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