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Two weeks ago, I wrote an article that criticized one of the characters in the upcoming game Dragon's Crown. Today, the man behind that character has responded to that article.
Today, Dragon's Crown artist George Kamitani—who is not a year-old boy and in fact is the president of Vanillaware, a Japanese developer known for games like Odin Sphere and Muramasa —took to his Facebook to respond to me. Jason Schreier of Kotaku is pleased also with neither sorceress nor amazon," Kamitani wrote.
The blurb was posted next to an illustration of three burly, bearded men embracing one another. The implication, as some have pointed out on message boards like NeoGAF, is that because I didn't like Kamitani's female characters, I must instead like an image of muscled men hugging. A gay joke, perhaps? Jason Schreier is made pleasant with a Dragon's Crown. I've reached out to Kamitani on Facebook, and hopefully we'll be able to chat about Dragon's Crownwhich, incidentally, I had the chance to play last December, and I enjoyed, character de aside. Hopefully he'll clarify his response.
Wired's Chris Kohler helped me translate: "While the picture of the dwarfs was meant to be a lighthearted joke, after it became bigger than I thought it would, I reflected on the rashness of it. I am sorry. I have no hard feelings about the article. For now, I'd like to elaborate on my criticism, because this subject deserves more thought and consideration than a few snarky lines below a trailer. First, I should make it clear that I do not actually believe that Kamitani is a year-old boy, and I apologize for the insult. My point should have been clearer.
Over the past couple weeks, I've received a of messages—some polite, some not-so-polite—about my article and Dragon's Crown. The most common complaint: "Why are you complaining about the busty females and not the burly men? Another point I've seen brought up more than a few times: "Why complain about this art when you're clearly not the target audience? Why complain? Because it's embarrassing. Because I wouldn't want to be seen playing it in public. Because I love Japanese games and Japanese RPGs and I don't want them to perpetuate the ugly "boys' club" mentality that has pervaded gaming for almost three decades now.
Look, the video game industry has a sexism problem. This is not very difficult to Dragons crown boobs. Head to E3 and watch hordes of sweaty male attendees trample one another in order to get the best photos of booth babes. Read about " one reason why. So, no, I don't want to look at this game in a vacuum, or laugh off the sorceress as harmless sexual exaggeration, or accept that this is just Vanillaware's style which is typically gorgeous.
Not when so many women still feel so uncomfortable playing games, or working in the video game industry, or attending gaming events. Not when so many games seem deed for men and only men. Some have pointed out that the dwarf character —a shirtless warrior with disproportionate muscles—is just as sexualized and over-exaggerated as the sorceress. That's true. He's also straight out of a straight male power fantasy, tailored for men just like the sorceress's skimpy clothing and ridiculously jiggly breasts. The de comes across as juvenile, like a hackneyed comic book or a God of War game.
But the dwarf isn't making many people uncomfortable, because men don't get sexually harassed at PAX East. Because male deers don't get mistaken for receptionists. Because male reporters are never asked if they really play video games. Look, I'm not a censor. I'm not going to say that an artist shouldn't draw what he or she thinks is beautiful. But just as I champion an artist's right to respect themselves, I believe that it's essential for critics—and for regular people—to discuss that Dragons crown boobs.
All art has its fans. And all art deserves exposure to critics. I'm not saying this particular piece of art should not exist, but I have no qualms about saying I think it can Dragons crown boobs this game and gaming as a whole. I think it repels more than it attracts. It doesn't challenge viewers in interesting ways.
And I don't consider it beautiful.
Here's an interesting post from the HokutoAndy from the trailer giving some insight on the des of the Dwarf and Sorceress. To the left are actual Norse artifacts from Scandinavia. Thor's Hammer ' Mjolnir ' is a motif used in many protective amulets. You can see it's a short hammer.
It's actually a norse Blacksmith hammer. Vikings didn't actually use hammers for warfare, the mythology of Thor wielding one to smash monsters is just to show what a massive badass he is.
And this Dragon's Crown Dwarf carries on that Viking Blacksmith motif of Thor, tropes that are quite popular with dwarves in fantasy. You also see fictional depictions of the hammer in various 19th century works, such as:. I really enjoy the artistry that Vanillaware puts into their games and you can really see it in Dragon's Crown.
George Kamitani is both the artist and founder of Vanillaware, so the games they make really are the expressions of an artist who is doing what he wants to do. That is a very special thing in this era of lowest common denominator games. But instead of celebrating that, you guys purposefully insult him, because inflammatory headlines draw the hits here. Kotaku, you can do better than this If any of y'all have read it this far, thankyou for your time!
Friday am. HokutoAndy Zr0Kamui. Thanks, I appreciate that you enjoy my writing. You can read it all here. We're doing this for pretty much the reasons you stated, there's pretty much no games journalist Dragons crown boobs the internet that I can agree with, so I'm doing it myself.
It is our Outer Haven hahah. Ok, while I'm at it. Do you want to know why the Sorceress has large breasts? First, let's take a look at Vanillaware game. In Odin Spherethe Queen of the Underworld has very large breasts:. In Grim Grimoirethe professor of Necromancy Opalneria Rain and former Necromancy professor Lujie Piche a ghostare both the largest breasted women in Dragons crown boobs game:. What they all have in common, along with their large breasts is their mastery of Necromancy. All of these women of Vanillaware can raise the dead. Let me state the obvious, the functional purpose of breasts in mammals is to provide milk for offspring, they give life.
George Kamitani uses this motif for his characters who give life to the dead. George Kamitani is taking the traditional 'Fertility Goddess' motif of breasts, and applying it to necromancy. That is really cool. And to round that out, some images of ancient fertility goddesses:.
Fertility goddess from the from the palace of Knossos. HeraklionBCE. Artemis of Ephesus, a fertility goddess if you couldn't tell, CE Breasts are a reocurring motif of fertility goddesses, of life givers. In the world of Vanillaware, the power of Necromancy is the power to give life.
But I just want to add. Take a look at that Sorceress picture with the skeleton. Look at how tenderly she is holding the skull, pressed to her bosom as the skeleton is infused with life once more. The Sorceress is making sure to support the skeleton's head properly, which is actual advice on how to hold a newborn baby. Have you ever Dragons crown boobs a more motherly depiction of Necromancy? OLD MEN George Kamitani has done something very interesting with a very classic trope of fantasy, one dominated by ancient dried up old men that command, and he's turned it into the domain of young women who nurture!
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