I never realized how many sexist assholes play the witcher just because it has a few naked women and sex scenes.
I’m not going to lie and say that the games don’t objectify women, because they do. But it depends on the player how much is actually does.
Know what? There’s green women that walk around butt naked in the game called dryads, but who cares? That’s actually how their species lives. Kinda like every animal on earth is naked unless you dress your pets up in ridiculous clothing all the time.
And then there’s the sex cards you get in the first game every time there’s a sex scene with a woman. You can pursue these or not. I was looking up advice on a mission, wondering which of two women I should help in the game. You’re friends with both of them, and helping one means that you lose the other’s friendship. Depending on which one you help, you can have sex with them afterword, because you’re already kind of a thing. I chose Triss because of the story and because I wanted to romance her, plus it just made more sense to me.
But when I went to some forums to look up the consequences of choosing Triss, what I found just sickened me.
The whole forum was people answering “Oh, yeah I only chose so-and-so for the sex card. LOLOLOL I couldn’t care less about the plot LOLOLOL”
You know, if you actually played the game for the plot, you’ll come to find out how complex the world is. And Geralt’s adventures are amazing, full of mystery and conspiracy, romance and action.
You’re not impressing anyone by asking why every woman in the game isn’t naked ALL THE TIME or only making a major decision in the game based on the SEX CARDS.
The sad thing is I doubt most of these people would want to play so much if it was the other way around. If Geralt was actually a woman for some reason and dryads were green men walking around completely naked or all the courtesans were men.
Worst part is that, heaven forbid, you make a remark on the official forums(or any other for that matter) about the women such as, for example, they way they are dressed and that it is too revealing in some cases you’ll most likely get something along the lines of ‘LOLOLOL NO DAS NOT ROIGHT GIT OUTTA HERE LOLOLOL’.
Then there are some other things such as… homophobia and general douchebaggery going on in there but I really don’t want to dwelve any deeper into those.
Because whenever I think of stuff like that it feels like
day 3 ✯ A Game that is Underrated
The Witcher - Among many great games I play this one especially deserves more attention. Who haven’t heard about The Witcher 2? It’s amazing game and many players prefer the second part but naver play the first one. I can understand them… Just compare the graphics, but good graphics shouldn’t define a good game, should it? Besides The Witcher has a great graphics for me too :P Maybe I’m exaggerating, but I know many people who played The Witcher 2, even read all books afterwards, but they do not think about play The Witcher for many stupid reasons :/ I think I could write the same thing about first Assassin’s Creed, but I’ve actually persuaded a lot of people to play it and they enjoyed the game, even after they finished Revelations first.
That Disney medallion…
That’s not Disney. That’s a wolf from Russian cartoon series Ну, погоди!
I’m always amused by cultural collisions like that ^______^ Because for me it’s like omg CHILDHOOD and hilarious reference, and it’s really interesting to see reaction of people who do not have the same background.
Indeed. To be honest, my first thought was Vučko, mascot of 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, (former) Yugoslavia (now Bosnia). But then I figured it can’t be it, so I went with Disney because I used to have a Kinder Surprise figurine of a young wolf character that was definitely Disney. But I don’t know his name in English.
Wow, that turned out to be a bit more complex than I thought :x
Eastern Europe all over this place.
i am so sorry for all of you playing the witcher 2 and not knowing polish language cause the original dialogues are so fucking epic …but not translatable
jesus, i love my culture.
Ughhh, don’t kick it where it hurts :( I want The Witcher games in my language (Serbian) so fucking bad because it’d be perfect, especially because the languages are similar enough. The books are already awesome and you’re right, it’s very, very hard to translate into English. All of them delicious swear words…
“A mercenary dwarf and a wandering troubadour who knows all the loose women in town. I couldn’t choose better advisers. Let’s go.”
On a sidenote, Geralt, what the fuck did we get ourselves into? We agreed to escort Alvin to Triss then Shani shows up and starts talking shit. Then one of deez bitches wants a ring. I DON’T REMEMBER AGREEING TO FATHERING THIS CHILD. DID WE JUST GET MARRIED. I HAVE AMNESIA, YOU ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF MEEE. WATCH SOME OTHER BITCH POP UP IN THE NEXT GAME THAT I WAS INVOLVED WITH WHEN I “DIED” BUT EVERYONE FAILED TO MENTION IT. WATCH IT HAPPEN, CALLING IT NOW.
I like you.
i dunno if i have mentioned this but iorveth is sexy as fuck
casually all up in the witcher 2 tag reviving my love for these characters and this game. even if it’s fucking hard as shit holy crap my inability to play any game that requires actual skill.
but god iorveth you so fine unffffffffff
Hmm, may I interest you in this? ;)
One of us, one of us!
Dandelion |Zbigniew Zamachowski|
Right, he’s supposed to be old.
Oh, the casting in those series/movie >.<
Yeah, that’s a perfect depiction of a young lady-charmer, who was so handsome he was sometimes mistaken for an elf. Right…
He is handsome compared to most TW2 elves :P (seriously, all of them have super dumb faces)
Yeah, yeah, I see what you mean.
Well, elves in TW1 were not much better either. They might not be dumb-looking, but also not what I imagined them to look like. I guess devs wanted to make some recognizable look for ‘the witcher elves’ or something like that.
But I was talking more of the book description, where elves are considered far more attractive than any human being can ever be.
I’m not big fan of the game depiction of Dandi either (they had great concept of him, where he looked like young Jim Morrison, I wish they stick to that), but oh well. Still an improvement!
“But I was talking more of the book description, where elves are considered far more attractive than any human being can ever be.”
This really bothered me tbh. Okay, TW1 character models were limited by the engine, whatever. But TW2? The elves don’t look good at all, except for Iorveth who has a really interesting face. But of course they went out of their way to make all women look ~beautiful (or rather, copy-paste one pretty face and change it slightly). I call bullshit.
Yes, I’m still pressed.
Jim Morrison Dandy looked good! That wild hair, haha.
dyp100 replied to your post:
Mhmmm, like with faces too. See, this is the problem with higher-gen, the faces are easier to recongise. I liked CDPR did different body types, because that’s rare but it’s like 2 faces per body. It’s not intresting. Here’s hoping for Witcher 3.
I die a little inside each time I see Cedric and Ciaran at the execution in Vergen.
dyp100 replied to your post:
I mean, the designs are fairly historically accurate but yeah, it’s like…All the same. I liked Henslts troops the most because it looked a bit more gritty, while still making sense. I mean, Geralt has really cool armour, but NPCs need work too.
The trouble with NPCs is that they recycle a lot, it was the same in TW1. But it’s a game design problem, developers rarely spend more time on NPCs. So you end up with clones all over.
Man, Henselt is by far the most annoying to me. I can't even with his "armor", I just can't.
You mean you don’t like his pony crown and golden bling bling around his neck? And dat fur? :C
dyp100 replied to your post:
While I liked the armour in Witcher 2, I felt like it lacked vairety, on another note. While Radovoud looks cool in his gold plate, it’s not very intresting when everyone wears it. I mean Foltest is the best designed character and he dies right away.
One forum member called the armour “too froofy” and I think he is right. They designed all these beautiful armours, but when everyone is colourful and ‘froofy’, no-one stands out. Designs are strong on their own, but not when you see them all together, if that makes sense. I love Radovid’s design (gold and red, mmm), but it was a bit ‘meh’ since Stennis wore something similar.
vernon hides under his chaperon an army of hound puppies to unleash onto his enemies when the time is right while the kings all look like colourful fabulous peacocks that have fallen into a bucket of rainbow paint and never got out of it till now
also henselt has a tiny pony on top of his crown
everybody’s arguments are so ploughing invalid
I wish they gave Saskia some proper armour in battle, she already got the plate shoulders but the arming doublet isn't a very good defense. I know she's a dragon who is near impossible to kill but like...You think she'd keep up apperances at least.
Yup, I agree. And she seems to be more vulnerable in human form, look at how she falls down in Act II intro. I like her armour as design piece, but it pisses me off how little sense it makes compared to other people who wear actual armour that protects them from injuries.
i honestly find iorveth’s armor ploughing annoying to be honest
how the hell does he even move in that thing cause it’s so cluttered and messy as fuck too. he probably has and entire quarry of dirt underneath them sheesh
also i just came up with a wonderful unrelated headcanon that one time iorveth goes and bathes somewhere idek then geralt suddenly sneaks in and snatches all of his clothes to burn em because probably monster nests are starting to form in all that mess and also for lulz.
then iorveth chases him nekkid while screaming ‘bLOEDE DH’OINE’
I… I can see that happening XD; Wow I want to throw Iorveth into washing machine so baaaad~
A lot of TW2 armours are more for the show than protection. Like Roche’s chaperon (totes won’t get in the way when battling!) or that fucking castle around Henselt’s waist.
Oh I haven’t. I tend to avoid drama. Ugh. If I were to make a game or have something to with one anyway I PROMISE it would be a damn NAKED PEOPLE OF EVERY GENDER FEST because that’s what we really want. I like boobies too you know guys. So no less boobies. Just more variety please. What is this thing called only guys play videogames? Even worse, only straight guys. I have been playing videogames ever since I was a kid and I sure as hell am not the only girl who has. I’m just so sick of people dragging gender everywhere. People play videogames and it doesn’t matter what their gender is. What should matter is taking note of the variety of people’s sexuality. UGH I’ll stop now but this shall forever be a pet peeve of mine. Or at least until some noticeable progress happens.
BLESS THIS POST WITH THE HOLIEST OF WATERS
THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO IT
I LOVE YOU