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kleinbl00  ·  650 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First time getting into final fantasy

I said "aspects."

There "aspects" wrong with Red Dead Redemption, too. And, as indicated above, there are "aspects" wrong with Witcher 3. All the Chuck E Cheese sex is really cringe-worthy. I doubt you'd call me out for questioning those "aspects."

So I will repeat - so that you can be sure that you want to have this battle - that there are aspects of Japanese culture that are abhorrent. Kamoshida's palace makes Lara Croft look like Joan of Arc.

I have helped my 7-year-old daughter play through Okami three times. Fortunately, she hasn't really caught on to Issun's obsession with breasts or wondered why Sakuya is wearing an assless kimono. It is, on balance, an incredible game. But let's not for one minute pretend that the Japanese are above criticism simply because they aren't American.

And there will never be a compelling reason for me to fish in a video game. Doesn't hurt me in the slightest that the Japanese love it. What does hurt is when it's somehow not PC to call out a culture that devalues women to the point where "rape demon" is one of your power moves.