Video Games with Female Protagonist

I wish the gaming community is not sexist.

Anyway, here are my  list of games I want to play that have respectable female protagonist:

  1.  MariAri

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Quite frankly, this game is a bit hard to locate.  It’s a Japanese indie puzzle game. It looks cute but it is difficult from what I’ve seen. Strangely, watching the gameplay, it lifted my melancholic mood and made me happy.  I really want to play this game! If somebody know where I can get it, let me know please!

2. Drakan: The Ancients’ Gates

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I don’t know there is something appealing about dragons and female protagonist.

3. Valkyrie Profile

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I played Valkryie Profile 2: Silmeria and enjoyed the characters and the music. I think I will enjoy this one as well. I listened to the soundtrack over and over.

4.  Hellblade

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A woman with mental illness. Sound interesting. Here is a link to the game.

5. Horizon Zero Dawn

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I like the fact that the female protagonist looks like she is built for this type of world. She is athletic and therefore, it’s appropriate.

6. Nier Automata

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If you haven’t noticed, I always mentioned in this blog that I am a fan of Yoko Taro. Yes, Nier Automata is going to be the game that I will absolutely play over any games once it is released. Sorry Dark Souls.

 

If you have any recommendations, please feel free to comment.

 

Until Dawn: Too Quick To Judge

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So I mentioned in 1 or 2 posts that I was going to play Until Dawn this October.  Well I finally finished it and I was surprised and even ashamed of myself for being bias because I am such a Dark Souls fangirl I can’t really play any other games.

Until Dawn is actually  a good game even though it’s cinematic, which is something I tried to stay away from.  I can barely stay focused watching a movie so the quick time mechanic in the game,  made me stay alert. I killed some characters not because I made the wrong choices, but I was too slow.   Yes, I accidentally killed Emily (your wish came true Rei). 😀

Personally, over the years, horror-games don’t really scare me. The last one I played before Until Dawn was Evil Within. I felt Evil Within was over the top, too messy, too much craziness and too confusing. But Until Dawn is clean and simple. This is a survivor-horror game. The characters actually developed. Things got serious. At first,  I hated Mike the most because he is so cocky, but I ended liking him. He got his shit together eventually.

I definitely want to play this game again. I actually played this game alone, so some parts were kind of intense, and really want to know what could have happened if I made different choices. The game has a good replay value.

So next time, before I judge, I will be sure to slap my face and say: do not judge a book by it’s cover!

 

Until Dawn: Is This Game A Joke?

Since it’s October, I thought I’d play a survivor-horror game because I am feeling quite festive 😛  So I purchased Until Dawn since it was on sale, and I wanted to play something casual.

So I started the game and two things bothered me: the intro and the outfit.

I don’t like it when a video game tells me what the game is about as if I just bought a ticket to an amusement park.

And secondly, this outfit below is very similar to Ellen from Folklore.

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I don’t know if I can finish this game. One,  the fashion in video games matters to me. This outfit bothers me so much. I barely even start this game. It would be fun to play with friends, of course. I think it’s meant to be a cheap thrill? Should probably invite friends over to play this game. It can be entertaining if you are not playing alone!

Autumn Is Warm & Cold

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Tonight, in Seattle, there is going to be a strong wind plucking these orange leaves from the branches and scattering them to the ground. Wet rain will soak the pavement. It may some comforting, but I feel  so selfish when I know there are homeless people getting cold, huddling each other for warmth. I wish the world is a kinder place.  But I guess life goes through the motion. Life is never fair, it’s just there.  Eventually all things shall come to an end and then reborn again.

Flowers for the Peaceful Souls

 

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There is something delightful about flowers.

They are full of beauty and wonder.

I wonder why she gave me flowers.

Is it for the dead?

Is it to console me that there is

life ahead?

I guess in  my empty world–

inside my apartment

on the kitchen table–

a friend tells me it’s all right.

I guess I am all right.

Flowers are full of life and soul.