Apropos of nothing, we present a few examples of roles for strong women from a handful of our favorite video games.
Leaving home, getting revenge, living a good life
Fire Emblem opens with Lyndis in her yurt, biding time and sharpening her sword, having escaped the slaughter of her family and tribe by bandits. She sets out with a couple of goofy knights-errant, is recognized as the long-lost child of royalty, gets a magic sword, reunites with her grandfather, unravels a plot involving an evil general, and resolves the plot by cutting said evil general to manicotti-size chunks with her magic sword.
Then what? Well, depends on how you played the game. Maybe she enjoys the new life she’s found in the castle. Or maybe she takes her lover and rides back out to the plains, to re-establish her tribe.
Finally, the very first in a series of videos analyzing the tropes of women in games has arrived, putting the classic ‘Damsel in Distress’ under the microscope and exploring the abundant examples of how the trope is employed.
I don’t know about you, but I love gaming on the cheap. Indie games scratch the gaming itch just enough that I’ve pretty much become a mobile-only gamer.
Enter Humble Bundle with Android 5. In this Humble Android Bundle, pay what you want to get DRM-free games and Android-compatible APKs, and maybe push some money towards charity at the same time.
This bundle brings four games to the party: Dynamite Jack, Solar 2, Nightsky HD, and Beat Hazard Ultra. Pay more for your bundle than the average user, and you’ll net yourself Super Hexagon and Dungeon Defenders as well.
I absolutely love Real Racing 3, but a lot of people are upset about the freemium model. It’s no wonder, when you consider the previous games were paid apps, but there really aren’t that many things standing between you and fun.
There seems to be an awfully vocal segment of the community upset about this not being a paid app. I get it. No one likes timers. However, these timers are miniscule compared to the fun you can have for next-to-nothing.
“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” ― William Penn
In this episode of the Delta Attack Podcast, the DA Crew meet up with Stanley and Peabody in the Wayback Machine. Things get fractured, but you will believe a squirrel can fly. Moose? Not so much.
Today, Fade to Slack goes on the attack when defending Real Racing 3, Markham Asylum tells us about Etrian Odyssey IV and how the best JRPG franchise you probably haven’t played just got better, and Mark A. Brooks talks about the gratuitous fun of MonTowers. Somehow or another, we reminisce about a game you wouldn’t catch most gamers looking back fondly upon, but we own it. You only live once, kids.
Note: We have a few moments of broken audio from internet latency issues. We apologize for the technical difficulties. It’ll likely happen again, so I won’t give you that spiel. Just giving you a head’s up. It doesn’t last long, we promise. Thank you, Audacity!
Hit the start button, break out your zapper, and get ready for some mega fun.