I fucking hate the people who feel the need to shit on Good games by saying they’re misogynistic when they’re clearly not.
With all the strong female characters in Bioware’s games, they say that Mass Effect is misogynistic because the asari were designed to look appealing.
God Forbid Bioware…
A few (read: many) good points in its favor doesn’t automatically negate the other GLARING issues the series has.
Not to mention that in my very long gaming experience, the harshest critics of a video game are usually it’s biggest fans. We critique because we set high standards for games and production companies we respect, and therefore, will speak our minds when said games/companies fail to reach those expectations.
The fact of the matter is, ME has fucking problems up the ass. Are they enough to tarnish the series? No, because I’ve been addicted to the series for months and still find enjoyment playing it.
But I still critique it. It could be improved. More than the previous 2, ME3 was clearly rushed and not properly planned. The entire game ignores established canon from the previous 2 games and from the other ME informational texts, for example.
And have we forgotten that Femshep’s finally established canon look was put off until the THIRD GODDAMN game and THEN was decided by the video game equivalent of a beauty contest that was voted on by fans???? Because apparently, no one in either Bioware or EA had enough imagination to decide on a canon look for her without fan intervention????
The ME series as a whole is not misogynistic, but it still has misogynistic elements.