Dead or Alive: Paradise is a Game About Beautiful Characters, Y'See

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Even though Tecmo Koei America seems happy to market the fact that Dead or Alive: Paradise is called "cheesy" and "creepy," the game's director says it isn't softcore porn, but a game trying to show that women are "beautiful characters."


"From our perspective, we're trying to make beautiful women, that has been the focus," says Yoshinori Ueda, sounding like a bachelor whose girlfriend found the porn stash. "We want our characters to be beautiful. The DOA characters are strong and that they look the way they do is based on trying to bring out the beauty of women."

See! A game about getting bikini babes to pose for your camera, that's not about depositing images in your spank bank, that's about bringing out the beauty of women. It's a beautiful game! Why is Tecmo to blame for your dirty minds?

"We're certainly not trying to degrade women," he added in remarks to Eurogamer. "They have beautiful bodies. We're trying to show off the beauty of their bodies but we're not trying to be degrading about it - we're trying to show that they are beautiful characters."

Baby, baby, of course I respect you for your mind; you just have an amazing rack, and I respect you for that, too. Now put your leg on that chair and smile for me. *Click*

DOA: Paradise Goal Was Not Soft Porn [Eurogamer]



Long Post: Please Note: No offense intended, no abuse or hurt intended on anybody/group/ideal/system/wayoflife. Thanks. This is just a post.

Im looking for a different page, but I had to post in here. 1. Why does it matter? 2. Japan loves to do stuff like this 3. If you read any Hentai (I say READ, but you know) manga, then every girl+guy "releases" huge amounts of bodliy fluids, and are all, "desireable" 4. This is not sexist, if you have not noticed, it is a GAME that is entirely filled with FEMALE characters, no man to be seen. So, its a game, around beautiful "designed" women, from a long standing dynasty. 5. To carry on from 4, if this was a Hentai game, where the sole purpose was to have sex with them, and they all gladly join you after a few gifts + volleyball games, then it steps into this "sexist" area, which seems to be cropping up again.

Everything is BAD and WRONG and IMMORAL and BAD INFLUENCE nowadays. I understand removing things which have plagued earlier times, and I am all for it, but getting worked up about this (yes, I am. Just before you say). We need to find the balance between things which are perfectly harmless (or mild at best) and things which are actually a problem.

I am buying it. I did enjoy the original, espically the sound-track included. Plus it allows me to play in bed, since I am bed-ridden due to serious illness.

Furthermore, remember Temco is a buisness first, and a game developement company second. Their job is to ship stock, and if making a game with attractive young ladies showing some (pixleated) flesh. Then they will do it. Just like Music Video makers try and make singers "sexy" or purfume models, lingre models, whatever. Oh, and before you say "This is making women objects!!!!1oneone!11"!!11eleventyone" then I demand Giorgio Armani, David Beckham et al to stop modeling topless, showing their penis bulges and so on. Or hell, even that UK advert for Aero chocolate. While that may "not be the same thing" it is similar. I just wish we can stop trying to make a problem where there isn't one! Sex sells, beatiful women sell, so do beautiful men. Thats a fact, but when it comes to relationships and partnerships, looks cannot always overrule other aspects.

Rather long post, but you get bored when your in serve pain and can't speel at 3:29 am.

PLEASE NOTE: I am NOT trying to upset, offend, disgrace, playdown, diminish anybody, anything, any ideal, any group or anything at all. It is just a post. Thanks.