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Greek Mythology? Yeah, Right.

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 25, 2011

Can someone explain what the heck this comic-book woman has to do with Greek mythology? I mean, she doesn’t really look Greek, does she? More like Emma Frost in full-on White Queen mode.

Yeah. I know.ย  It’s like all those other online games that sell a scantily clad woman on the ad who either has nothing to do with the game (in one case, she was ripped off from a costume website), or has had something tacked on somewhere if they want to bother with protecting themselves from any kind of claims of false advertising.

Maybe she does have a starring role in a game that is NOT a rip-off of a dozen other online games about building and conquering cities.ย  I could be wrong. I really don’t have time to research it. I’d rather just mock it.

Sex sells. No two ways about it.

And I suck at marketing. No two ways about that, either.

Hmmm… maybe I should launch an ad campaign for Frayed Knights with Chloe in provocative poses?

Think she’d go for it?

Maybe not.


Filed Under: Biz - Comments: 9 Comments to Read

  • AtkinsSJ said,

    What’s with the weird seams where her arms meet her shoulders? Bizarre.

    Somewhat off-topic, but I’m really enjoying Frayed Knights, despite not having got very far yet. Well, attempting to run across the Eastern Wilderness back to town, with all my party except Arianna unconscious, and she with only 1 HP by the end of it, thanks to many random encounters, wasn’t ‘enjoyable’, but it was exciting and tense, anyway!

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    More than once I’ve been clobbered in the Eastern Wilderness with the exit only a few seconds away.

    It was worse when most of the encounters were full-on imps (instead of flunkies). Some of the best play-balance fixes came from me getting pissed off at my own game. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Barry Brenesal said,

    But why does this surprise?

    I can still remember SSI box art from the 1980s that featured tightly dressed women seen from below and behind who were, shall we say, very fit. And remember the well-endowed Dwarven female on the box of The Elder Scrolls: Arena? Not to mention some of the extraordinary outfit mods in Oblivion. There’s no real difference between this and selling a car or a cellphone with a well-endowed model. -Except that too many kids playing games actually believe whatever images they see are the norm. Which is unpalatable food for thought.

  • jwmeep said,

    >Think sheโ€™d go for it?

    >Maybe not.
    Probably would only end with her placing firespells in certain “areas” one would not want a firespell.

  • sascha/hdrs said,

    Sex sells! … And I don’t mind. In fact I think sexy themes + complex RPG stats is a great win. What I find annoying is when companies don’t bother about quality and depth, regardless whether the game looks sexy or not.

  • GhanBuriGhan said,

    They used silicone in ancient Greece? Well, I guess some things never change! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    LOL. Okay, I think I just snorted Diet Doctor Pepper, that burns!

  • LesserEldritchStarspawnOfBob said,

    One very specific pet hate of mine that rarely seems to bother anyone else is that Greek mythology characters in games almost never actually look Greek. Perhaps from those old Hollywood mythological epics where Romans and Greeks were often played by blonde actors.

    While I’m on the subject of scantily clad female characters in rpg games and pet hates, I’m rediscovering Vampire: the Masquerade. Almost all female characters are big breasted, speak seductively and dressed in several strips of fabric. On the other hand there’s a whole spectrum of different male characters, from old guys,
    perverts, rebels, suits and bikers.
    And of course the dialogue options are generally geared towards (straight) male players. I played a female character for a change and it felt like I didn’t have the same range as role-playing options to play as if I had been a male character. Apart from that it’s a good game – aged suprisingly well.

    Even though it’s an old game I think there is still this issue with modern games. Of course, there is a slightly wider range of roles for female characters but still not the same range as male characters. They rarely get the same diversity, depth or development as the male alternative.
    Of course if you bring this up in many gaming forums you usually get shot down pretty fast.

    Bonus rant over! Keep up the good work!

  • Grayson.Burrows said,

    Dragon Age 2, I think, has solved the mystery of why RPG Women wear barely there clothing. The rigidity of their upper torsos is proof their breasts composed of a Mithril/Vibranium alloy.