Weekly Linkage

There’s a bit of everything in week’s internet cruising:

  • I’m not sure how to take the editorial on The Last Guardian. I mean, it seems as if someone is surprised by sexism amongst middle-aged Japanese game designers. Next, they’ll be telling me about how they’re surprised at the level of outright racism in Japanese culture.

    I mean look at the strong female game characters that have shown up in Japanese games. In total you have…Samus. And she’s just been retconned into a passive-aggressive tsundere in the last game, so yeah. Maybe I’m missing someone iconic, but I’m really having trouble.

    • I’m sure there are a few in Japanese RPGs. I’ve heard good things about FFXIII’s Lightning.