This Japanese Video Game Sets Feminism Back, Oh, a Good Hundred Years

Girl's RPG: Cinderellife » 4/17/12 8:00am 4/17/12 8:00am is the newest game by Level-5. Far from the puzzle solving of or the giant armored suits of , this title is directed toward the female gamer demographic—just as the name suggests. But what exactly is a "Girls RPG," I wondered. Is it about a strong female protagonist, trying to make it in a…

Hostess Clubs Are Invading Video Games (Host Clubs Too!)

Last year at the Tokyo Game Show, Level-5 announced they were making an RPG on the 3DS specifically targeted toward girls. I was interested by the idea. What exactly is a "girl's RPG." Would it present girls with a strong female role model or would it just be a traditional princessy love story? But whatever I… » 4/17/12 7:00am 4/17/12 7:00am