Why does she need to have boots to be strong? Gender inequality tho.
I really just can’t deal with the idea that putting a woman, a woman who is already in a skin tight body suit with boob socks, into ‘Jet high heels’ was considered as s serious way to empower her.
It would almost be laughable if it wasn’t so sad and out of touch.
From the get go, Zero Suit Samus as a character was ridiculous. Samus isn’t only supposed to be in peak human shape from all of her training with the Chozo, but she also has their DNA (as well as Metroid DNA) Spliced into hers. So even without her suit, she should be more along the lines of a Captain America/Ninja hybrid. She is a warrior, trained in hand to hand combat. Not twirling around with her laser ribbon dancing in space heels.
The very idea that space warrior is nothing without her armor is troublesome. It insinuates that as a female she lacks the quality and ability to do the things she does in her masculine form when she takes on a feminine form. The whole thing exists as a form of fan service, which can be tolerable, but only when it doesn’t come at the cost of character.
The issue of representation in video games isn’t new, but it seems like game companies are having the hardest time grasping the issues, and correcting them. I naively expect more from Nintendo, but the way Metroid has been treated recently (Other M, this nonsense) it is becoming apparent that we may need someone else to steer this disaster to a new course.
Blerg. 0/10 do not recommend.