The headline of this article says it all really, but truth be told though. Every time CD Projekt RED has released a new The Witcher title there have been complaints about sexism and misogyny (in one shape or another). So I was just waiting for the sexist and misogyny rants to show up all over the web regarding “The Witcher 3”. And it didn’t take all that long for it to happen either (a new record anyone?). I honestly don´t get it. Does the SJWs have no life? (as they seem to have all the time in the world to whine about everything and nothing).  And why do they always interfere with other people’s lives, hobbies, creations and pleasures? I also wonder why they think that “The Witcher 3´s” game design is sexist? And WHAT is it that makes the games design so sexist? Well, I can´t speak for the SJWs. However, in my opinion, there is a huge difference between beauty, sexiness (physical attraction) and sexism.

the witcher 3 ciri

Ciri isn´t “just” a playable female protagonist in “The Witcher 3,” but she´s also one out of many strong female characters to be found in the universe of The Witcher.

Nevertheless, it seems like the more beautiful a character (especially female characters) is, the more sexist the game is. And that goes for both the games design and the developers behind it. How does that even add up? So let me see if I get this straight. If a female (or male) character is really ugly, then it´s not sexist game design? That´s the most absurd and bizarre thing I’ve ever heard. Just take Ciri (the female protagonist from “The Witcher 3”) for example. She´s beautiful, strong and independent. What´s wrong with that? And there are plenty of strong female characters in “The Witcher 3” as well (like Triss Merigold and Yennefer of Vengerberg for example).

the witcher 3 sexist game design

In my opinion, female beauty is not the same thing as sexist game design nor sexism.

I have to say that it feels like the SJW movement has put the video game industry in a chokehold. As it seems like they’re the ones that set all the game design rules of the industry at the moment (what´s okay and what´s not okay). And I think that we have reached to a point where we have to decide whether or not, a minority group should have more to say (and power) than the majority of people (read “Gamers”) who actually buy, play, support and enjoy the games which the SJWs want to censor, boycott (or what not). Thankfully enough though, CD Projekt RED is from Poland. And Poland still has the balls to put the foot down on things such as this. Because I’m a firm believer who artists and creators should never EVER have to censor or change their creations (within reasonable limits, as in no racism, pedophilia, child porn and so on).

And a footnote before I wrap this up. I have ZERO problems (whatsoever) with strong female characters in video games, movies, books, comics and so on. Just take Charlize Theron from “Mad Max: Fury Road,” or all the awesome females from Taylor Swifts “Bad Blood” (Hayley Williams from Paramore was a part of that video). That´s HOW you create epic female protagonists with style, sexiness and class.

Anyhow, what do you guys/girls think about “The Witcher 3´s” game design? Is it really sexist?

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  • batminseok

    not saying tw3 is sexist, but when all your female characters are beautiful, thin women in their 20’s vs male characters being spread over a large age/attractiveness/weight range questions start to be raised :p tw3 isnt like that over its cast tho so w/e

    • Elit3 Nick

      It’s obvious that you haven’t played the game, the women all look like they would look in the 1200’s, of all various ages. The only perfectly beautiful women in the game are sorceresses or shapeshifters, who can all change their appearance.

      • batminseok

        “tw3 isnt like that over its cast tho so w/e” i know, been playing it every available hour since it came out. Lots of movies fit the picture tho

    • Sophia Martelli

      Yea… like the scene where you’re playing Ciri in a sauna next to a 20 year old and an 80 year old. If you could interpret anything from this, it’s the normalization of breasts – the DE-sexualization, something that feminists have been arguing and wanting for a long time.
      Look at that wrinkled old woman’s tits then come back and whine about character design and ages.

    • BlixKrogg

      Can you point to a single unattractive male character? All the witchers are handsome and buff. All the quest givers are either attractive men and women, unattractive men and women, old men and women.

      You haven’t played the game. It’s plenty obvious.

      • Izzal Lirum

        Sorry, I haven’t seen any non old unattractive woman ever. Also, all the witches are buff and handsome… I am not gay but is Geralt’s mentor handsome or the other guy with the three big scars in his face?

      • batminseok

        hoooooooly shit selective reading much “tw3 isnt like that over its cast tho so w/e”: tw3 has a diverse cast. i’ve played the game ~30 hours now. aight, the bloody baron is unattractive?

        • Christina Staab

          Well he might be to some, I like big bearded guys myself, but any attractiveness he had was dispensed by his evil soul.

  • Aevum Rex

    To be honest, I am kind of tired hearing that everything is sexist, if the women look like women have always looked in many movies etc. This is fiction, it is not a depiction what women are, or what they have to be, IT is just beautiful character design. How come when movies, games depict men as all fit, muscular pretty boys, no one ever says that that is sexist, but as soon as women are depicted in an attractive way – sexist. People should get over themselves and get a life, it’s a game, the characters are made to be more than the average person, both in looks, personality and physical capabilities, it’s not like that means that everybody needs to be like that. Though I would like to be a guy that can fight anyone like that, but I can’t and I’m not in anyway insulted that they hold men to an unrealistic standard, but for some reason a lot of people have issue with this. I say this again – this is all a work of fiction, art, you are free to have you’re opinion, but then just say that you do not like the art style, and stop with the whole sexist blah blah blah… You should stop messing with games being this and being that, and go where there is true sexism, in society.

    • A very good point indeed. And i tried to cover the topic as good as i possibly could in this article http://thegg.net/general-news/the-war-on-gamers-continues-christina-hoff-sommers/

      In short, i agree with you. Because just like you stated yourself. Just look at the male characters in video games. Take any fighting game for example. Most males look great and awesome bodies. And sometimes their even half nude (i´m not gay, stating the facts).

  • Geralt is an unrealistic depiction of what a man should be. Did the feminists and SJWs complained about that? Of course not!

    • True that, and of course not. As they don´t care about things like that…As it´s ALL about them you know.

    • Aurose

      Actually…that was one of the biggest complaints I saw. I’m not saying they should or shouldn’t have portrayed him that way, but, personally, I can’t deny that there is a bit of sexism in the game (Geralt’s super-masculinity, the, let’s be real, unnecessary full ass and near vag shot of Yennefer right from the get-go, etc) but it’s not like it’s horribly sexist and definitely not enough to stop me from playing and loving the game (and Yennefer’s character, for that matter. She’s so badass!). It’s fiction, after all, and who are we to tell someone how to write their story? Plus, there is more than enough redeeming storyline and character development to faaaaaar outweigh what sexism there might be. That said, if we’re going to have this conversation, I do think it’s dishonest to chalk it up to “they’re just mad because the female characters are pretty.” It’d be more accurate imo to chalk it up to “they’re making mountains out of molehills.”

  • Izzal Lirum

    Well, you see I like this game. It has a massive and complex world so on and so on… It only has one flaw in my opinion.

    I think you are mixing something up. It’s not about portraying a woman as beautiful. It is about that Geralt is surrounded by a harem of perfect looking witches. Or just look at the average woman on the streets? Somehow they all look beautiful.
    And now let’s compare it to the men. How do they look? Geralt is literally the only one who can be discerned as not ugly in the entire game. And you don’t think that’s sexist at all, do you?

    • Sophia Martelli

      lol… this is what “sexism” has come to be defined as? Go protest Cosmo and every women’s magazine out there that are made by and for women. Nothing but beautiful women. Go tell a gorgeous woman that she’s being sexist by making other women look bad, by dressing too pretty.

      There’s an element of audience here too. Your “sexism” complaint is like men complaining that Sex and the City doesn’t cater to their needs and there aren’t enough fat ugly men in it. You truly waste the meaning and value of sexism, which is very real, when you try and use it in such a ridiculously innocent thing as the character design in a video game.

      • Izzal Lirum

        “lol… this is what “sexism” has come to be defined as?” Ha, what a telling initial comment. First, of all are you sure that jumping from a game to some fashion magazine is the right thing, to do? Also, are you sure your comment makes any kind of sense? Let me help your logic here. When you want to sell shit you want to make it look good, right? So why is it not sexist that I depict a lot of beautiful woman? Because that’s an entirely other issue here. What the hell. What you are talking about is simple discrimination based on looks. That has nothing to do with sexism.
        Also, what? You are not seriously telling me that it’s sexist to sell clothes separately based on gender? Yeah, guess what it is.
        But do you know why that is not at all a bad thing to do? Because women and men have at average different bodies. No shit.
        And guess what I as a man am not ever getting any use off of women’s clothing in a potential mixed gender fashion magazine.

        But let’s move on.

        “There’s an element of audience here too. Your “sexism” complaint is like men complaining that Sex and the City doesn’t cater to their needs and there aren’t enough fat ugly men in it.”

        …Well, your logical issue again? You truly don’t understand what sexism is, do you? It is technically speaking to differentiate between persons just because of their gender. As said technically. Of course there are differences between male and female. But that does not mean that we should go on and put people in boxes just because of that. We should take people as individuals with their own strengths and weaknesses. But what’s with sports then? That’s were realism comes into play. It is simply put utterly unthinkable that any woman could ever compete with men in most of sports. Sure, maybe one every thousand years, or so?
        But realism as said.
        But now to your logical problem in a more direct manner. I haven’t watched sex and the city and I won’t ever but I still am convinced that the woman aren’t depicted as ugly, are they? You see with sexism in media is it a thing how you show a real life occurrence. Let’s view it as propaganda. What if there was a medium that shows ALL young women as absolutely perfect practical sex symbols? And to top it all off ALL men besides the main character are ugly? I hope that you meanwhile get what I am trying to get at. This medium is the witcher 3 btw.

        But let’s move in again. How much bullshit can one put in simple sentences?

        “You truly waste the meaning and value of sexism, which is very real, when you try and use it in such a ridiculously innocent thing as the character design in a video game.”

        Meaning and value of sexism that I am wasting? Try and using it? Using it?
        First of all, sexism isn’t a thing you can “use”. It’s a state of things that is objective. There is no need that anyone makes a thought construct for it to exist.

        You see in the entirety of your bullshit comment I have come to a conclusion about you. You seem to think that I am only commenting here because I feel offended by how ugly men are depicted in the game. That I am practically just a whining bitch. Which is with a high likelihood because you can’t think outside the very same box you are applying to me.
        I don’t feel offended by how men are depicted in this game at all. But I do find it disgusting when all women are being portrayed as sex objects. When there is practically no ugly young woman in the entirety of the extensive game.
        Sure, it could be argued that it’s just a “innocent” little game design. But is it still worth one comment on one page that completely confuses what the sexist problem is with this game? The heck yes.

        To be honest your comment is so downright stupid that I am entertaining the possibility that you are just a troll.

    • ColaFlavourChewits

      Personally, I haven’t noticed either way that the men or women of Witcher 3 outside of the main characters are particularly attractive; they simply bleed into the background as most NPCs do. The men are more prone to have outlandish looks that stick in the memory such as the bowl haircut, but I don’t think the majority are particularly ugly. Something to consider here is that men are traditionally easier to ridicule (that is, less prone to backlash if handled poorly) in popular media, so the devs may have been playing it safe.

      I do, however, disagree that Geralt is the only handsome man; Lambert for one is quite handsome with a matured look, whilst the Witcher 2 had Roche & Dandelion (Haven’t met them in Witcher 3 yet, but Dandelion’s concept art has him still looking rather smooth). But then that’s the beauty of beauty; it’s in the eye of the beholder. Interestingly, when Witcher 2 came out one of the complaints I heard was that Geralt was too ugly, what with having white hair and a body literally covered in scars.

      On the subject of sorceresses; they are almost universally beautiful for an in-world reason; I mean, Yennefer’s a hunchback. Seriously. One of the first things sorceresses in the world of the Witcher learn to do upon starting training is glamour themselves via magic to hide imperfections; that’s why they all look so attractive (this also ties into their sexual promiscuity, but I’m afraid that my book knowledge is lacking in this area; I’ve merely heard this in discussions about the books).

      Regarding one of your later comment’s points; there is a difference between a woman being attractive and a woman being portrayed as a sex object, and that is agency. Yes the sorceresses are attractive, but they are also immensely powerful yet still human; complex and flawed. They’re more than a pretty face and chase their own dreams and desires as the plot of Witcher 2 demonstrated. If their sole purpose in the game was to titillate I could understand your ire, but in this case it seems rather misplaced.

      • Izzal Lirum

        “I don’t think the majority are particularly ugly.” Are you sure you ever played the witcher 3?
        “disagree that Geralt is the only handsome man; Lambert for one is quite handsome with a matured look, whilst the Witcher 2 had Roche & Dandelion”. I am not gay so I couldn’t know but to me he looks ugly too. Also, wow, another guy who isn’t ugly in the entirety of the game.
        “One of the first things sorceresses in the world of the Witcher learn to do upon starting training is glamour themselves via magic to hide imperfections; that’s why they all look so attractive.”
        I don’t care as first the result is the same and second can you give me ONE young and ugly woman anywhere? Any fucking peasant woman looks and walks like they are on stage.
        “there is a difference between a woman being attractive and a woman being portrayed as a sex object, and that is agency…”
        I don’t care how strong they are or some kind of flaws when I am still surrounded by a harem of oversexualized women that I can partly fuck with.
        Also, can you name me ONE of all those numerous witches that has an actual character flaw that make her not attractive anymore? Or can you even name me ONE beautiful woman that is an evil person? Like you know someone you have to fight?
        No, they are beautiful so they soon get to join Geralt’s harem. And no, the three swamp witches don’t count. They only took on a beautiful form as to get some scene across.
        That the witches in this game have some kind of power is literally only an alibi.
        Btw none of them is in any way complex. And spare that they have their goals. Sure, as long as they don’t collide with Geralt’s.
        I mean he’s gotta keep his harem.

        • ColaFlavourChewits

          Considering that your point was that only Geralt was attractive, the existence of others serves as a counter. Also, you explicitly said that you couldn’t know if a man was attractive or not due to your sexual orientation, so you can’t really make a claim that all the men except Geralt are ugly.

          Regarding sorceresses; the result is not the same. The previous existence of most sorceresses as ugly or deformed, attacked and insulted for their looks is what lends to them the need to be empowered, and the euphoria that comes with becoming socially desirable.

          I have indeed played the Witcher 3, and as I mentioned, I didn’t notice either way if the men or women NPCs were more or less attractive than each other; once I get back to playing it I’ll be sure to examine their “attractiveness” in more detail. However, that there are a selection of body types and ages represented throughout the NPC selection I doubt its impact is quite as strong as you imply it is.

          Granted, I haven’t got very far into the game yet, perhaps 15-20 hours, but in terms of flaws the sorceresses have, I’m inclined to question whether you have played it, since one of the sorceresses you can sleep with (Keira) is explicitly using you to find research that could be used to create a plague that she intends to sell to Radovid to buy her pardon.

          Sile in Witcher 2, another member of the Lodge of Sorceresses, engineered the murder of at least one monarch and then attempts to kill off her former allies.

          Sabrina Glevissig in Witcher 2 protects her interests by casting a spell that wipes out the soldiers of two armies, including the one she was meant to be fighting for.

          Interestingly, the dynamic between Yennefer and Geralt in the books is that he is so helplessly in love with her that he is easily pressed into following her schemes, whether to his detriment or not. I haven’t seen their relationship play out in the third game, but certainly their first meetings have her being in the commanding position.

          Also, looking for an explicitly evil person in Witcher is an exercise in frustration; every character is a shade of gray, even Geralt who quite often kills “good” characters, such as Siegfried depending on your choices in the first game. The only real evil force I guess is the Wild Hunt, but then since I haven’t finished the game I don’t know its full story yet.

          I’m at a loss as to where you are going with your argument; initially you argued that Geralt is the only attractive man and all the young women are attractive. When I noted that I thought other male characters were handsome, you said that you wouldn’t know and dismissed that one more attractive man isn’t enough (despite you not knowing what qualities an attractive man has). Now you’re claiming that the actual issue is that the sorceresses are just part of Geralt’s harem and don’t make decisions which go against his wishes nor have any nuance, whilst dismissing any points I make to the contrary with a hand wave.

          • Izzal Lirum

            “so you can’t really make a claim that all the men except Geralt are ugly.” As far as I know it not gender locked to tell who’s ugly so. Sure, I have forgotten that lambert at least looks normal to me. I only couldn’t that he is good looking.

            “Regarding sorceresses; the result is not the same. The previous existence of most sorceresses as ugly or deformed, attacked and insulted for their looks is what lends to them the need to be empowered, and the euphoria that comes with becoming socially desirable.”

            And? Am I not still surrounded by a fucking harem full of oversexualized women? You see I don’t care what complicated ways the author saw needed to get to this clear goal.

            “I have indeed played the Witcher 3, and as I mentioned, I didn’t notice either way if the men or women NPCs were more or less attractive than each other; once I get back to playing it I’ll be sure to examine their “attractiveness” in more detail.”

            Well, you were capable of telling that lambert is good looking so… But let me tell you as a straight guy that I never saw not even one unattractive young women ever. Sure, to you they might all look normal I guess?

            “However, that there are a selection of body types and ages represented throughout the NPC selection I doubt its impact is quite as strong as you imply it is.”

            I don’t care how you put this I still have not seen one young yet unattractive female anywhere. And yes, I tried my best to at least find one simply based on disbelief over the way this game presents women.

            “Granted, I haven’t got very far into the game yet, perhaps 15-20 hours, but in terms of flaws the sorceresses have, I’m inclined to question whether you have played it, since one of the sorceresses you can sleep with (Keira) is explicitly using you to find research that could be used to create a plague that she intends to sell to Radovid to buy her pardon.”

            I have to say I forgot about her. But yeah, that is a legitimate point.

            Sile in Witcher 2, another member of the Lodge of Sorceresses, engineered the murder of at least one monarch and then attempts to kill off her former allies.

            I don’t care about the witcher 2 nor do I care about the books.

            “Also, looking for an explicitly evil person in Witcher is an exercise in frustration; every character is a shade of gray, even Geralt who quite often kills “good” characters, such as Siegfried depending on your choices in the first game. The only real evil force I guess is the Wild Hunt, but then since I haven’t finished the game I don’t know its full story yet.”

            Your opinion is luckily yours.

          • ColaFlavourChewits

            But surely if it is gender-locked to tell who’s attractive, as your earlier comments suggests, then surely the same is true for the opposite? Disregarding of course more obvious forms of what we would consider “ugly”, such as deformities.

            I feel that you are misrepresenting the author’s intentions here; to say that he created his world with the intent of having Geralt be surrounded by a group of beautiful women purely as a sexist gesture is downplaying the further commentary the full stories add to the situation.

            It seems rather disingenuous to me to disregard all elements of the books that counter the assumption that characters are purely devices for Geralt to manipulate, as the situation presented in the Witcher 3 is a direct result of these character’s previous machinations in the earlier parts of the story. Again, lacking information on later elements of the third game I’ll not commit entirely to that view, but history of the characters in this context are important as Geralt was frequently being manipulated to other’s ends, usually Yennefer.

            “Your opinion is luckily yours”

            As are all of the things I write for the most part. Why not rebut this if you have some good counter-examples? It’s fun to discuss.

            I’ll have to come back to your later point once I’m further into the game, but the issue that characters can’t prevent the protagonist’s advance is an issue shared by all the characters of the game; we as the player want to be able to “win”, after all.

            As noted before, the sorceresses are perfect because of their magic; the game draws from the source, and if sorceresses are all beautiful in the core material then the devs must do the same for the most part, bar some minor changes. But not it appears we’re arguing whether being surrounded by beautiful women is sexist, rather than the ratio of attractive men to attractive women in-game being sexist.

          • Izzal Lirum

            “then surely the same is true for the opposite?”
            As I said I am convinced that it is possible to tell if someone is ugly no matter the gender.

            “I feel that you are misrepresenting the author’s intentions here; to say that he created his world with the intent of having Geralt be surrounded by a group of beautiful women purely as a sexist gesture is downplaying the further commentary the full stories add to the situation.”

            And that “commentary” directly is? You see I have finished this game already and no there is nothing noteworthy about any kind of relationship here. Nor is there any kind of need for this harem situation in the first place. You are running in circles here. Sure, certain setups COULD make for some interesting “commentary” but is it necessary that they’re still oversexualized. No matter what you say I am still surrounded by a fucking harem. There is no point in fighting here you have lost. Aside from that more than half of them don’t even have a proper purpose in being there. Or at least not that I ever noticed.

            “It seems rather disingenuous to me to disregard all elements…” I didn’t say that I “disregard” them I said that I don’t CARE about them. I am in this ONE game surrounded by a harem of oversexualized women. That some other books have less sexualized women (which I doubt) or actual depth does not matter at all.
            “that characters are purely devices for Geralt to manipulate,…” I never said that.

            My comment “your opinion is luckily yours” was for when you stated some positive points about the witcher.
            I don’t feel a need to argue over your tastes.

            “As noted the sorceresses are perfect because of their magic…”
            What again? You think I have an issue with the realism of the game? Also, as I myself have noted already I don’t care what complicated ways were found necessary somehow to get to his clear goal of a harem of oversexualized witches.
            The result and the intention counts.
            “But not it appears…”
            Huh? They both work together to create the impression that the witcher portrays women in a sexist way.
            That there are a shit ton of beautiful women is obviously being ridiculed by the fact that all (besides 2 so far) men are ugly.
            That there are at least six+ perfect looking WOMEN (not just witches) surrounding Geralt is making this appear even more stupid.

          • Izzal Lirum

            You see I am fed with this. I never wanted to put so much effort into this. When you don’t see that a harem out of oversexualized witches and all those other factors isn’t sexist than I am talking to a wall. As such I will stop commenting here now.

      • Izzal Lirum

        “easier to ridicule (that is, less prone to backlash if handled poorly) in popular media” What?
        Since when gets anyone backlash for making people look ugly? EVER? Sure, when you choose to make only half ugly for some reason and the other half all completely unrealistically beautiful than you should get backlash.
        If they where to have actually made the women ugly in this game they would clearly rather get positive “backlash” than negative. What world do you live in? Feminists would love this game (if it weren’t for the other stuff of course). I also would find it to be a very pleasant change from the oversexualization of women the witcher series is so infamous for.

        • ColaFlavourChewits

          You are misunderstanding my point; I said “ridicule”. Making someone ugly for the sake of comedy is more accepted when it’s a man being ridiculed. Surely you are able to see that a game with women built to be laughed at for their physical condition would be far less readily received in the current climate compared to how it currently stands?

          • Izzal Lirum

            Then I am glad I missed your point. Because it doesn’t make any sense. First, is it itself funny to show someone who looks in any way ugly? Sure, it can be contextual fun in a comedy but is the witcher a comedy? Also, they clearly didn’t make the men ugly because it’s funny in any way. You know people with lots of worries are more likely to get ugly. So they made them ugly because it makes historical sense. Which is a good thing.
            It still didn’t keep them from oversexualizing women though.

          • ColaFlavourChewits

            A story doesn’t need to be a comedy to have comedic elements, and though ugliness in itself isn’t funny, a sufficient amount of ridiculousness and exaggeration can certainly be so. For example; having a man with a ridiculous bowl haircut that stands out compared to the other NPCs. The devs have shown they’re happy to break immersion briefly for the sake of humour and reference (see the numerous easter eggs) so it’s reasonable that they may have thought it amusing to go a bit crazy with one of the haircuts as a laugh.

            They made them ugly because worry makes you ugly, and people in the past worried a lot? No more than we do, I imagine; it’s the human condition after all.

          • Izzal Lirum

            First, the bowl cut is something around at least every fifth character has. From the feel of it. Also, such haircut was at the time the shit. But you somehow seem to think that the bowl haircut is what got me so worked up, seriously?

            “They made them ugly because worry makes you ugly, and people in the past worried a lot? No more than we do, I imagine; it’s the human condition after all.”

            First, that was only one even if the main reason.
            Aside from that you don’t think that someone, who will only ever get fourty, who could die trough the simplest cold, constant fear of starvation and still having to give an overburdening lot of food to people who don’t need it, also has to deal with his children, friends and what not dying all the time whilst being in an insecure country state that’s constantly at extremely unpredictable war with other countries will cause more worries than our first world problems?
            I mean we ARE arguing over some game being sexist or not aren’t we?
            But seriously what is wrong with your logic?

          • ColaFlavourChewits

            No, I don’t think the bowl haircut is what got you worked up, I’m using it as a potential example of ugliness as comedy.

            Worries are relative and caused by uncertainty. If early death, sickness and famine are common throughout one’s life and society in general then they are not as impactful to life as they would be to someone who doesn’t experience such things. Worry isn’t something that can be easily quantified and measured, since it depends entirely on the person and the personality whether a given fear generates a large amount of worry. That’s the core of my point there; people worry. It’s part of life. How much one worries depends on the person as much as the situation, and direct comparisons of our modern existence to the past are rather limited.

          • Izzal Lirum

            “If early death, sickness and famine are common throughout one’s life and society in general then they are not as impactful to life as they would be to someone who doesn’t experience such things.”

            What? You think they get their weekly dosage of sickness and death? No, but seriously what are you thinking?
            “Uncertainty” Well, guess what? It is rather hard to get less uncertainty and insecurity in life than them.
            And yes, it is statistically proven that people with an insecure financial standpoint worry more than others. No shit. And guess what the same thing goes for a constant fear of death and all kinds of sicknesses too.

  • Sophia Martelli

    Bunch of feminist hype inspired more by personal preference than any real justification or analysis. They claim the moral high ground and try and use that to censor freedom of expression. Acting like sexism and misogyny are increasing in the last two decades since video games entered humanity, instead of the statistically proven and immanently obvious reality that it is exactly the opposite.

    Honestly… it’s not like these feminists and complainers even play the game – if they did they’d see old women naked and wrinkles along side their younger counter parts. They’d see that there is a reasonable range of body types and that men suffer far, far worse in every aspect of the game story and environment than women. Cherry picking a 300 hour game they’ve never played to continue the stereotype of the whining, complaining women, who expect a big man to ride in and save them from the evil video game.

  • motheroflizards

    Personally me being a female and consistent gamer, I’m not quite sure if sexist is the word, just lack of mindset for the female player rather instead. However, I loved Ciri as a strong female character and that they told her story and allowed you to play her, I’m glad that for the most part they didn’t have her running around half nude or have any part within the story itself that actually hugely regarded her in an inferior manner. With the Baron as example, she was one of the boys more or less, saved all their asses and killed a damn werewolf while half bleeding out. In the sauna it gives you the option of letting her wear a towel (with the bandages) and most that is designed for her gives her bit of independence for the sexuality that controls the rest of the game’s atmosphere. She’s not a character overly dependent on this romance aspect and while the other characters tend to regard her as the same child she once was, she’s not. She’s tough and capable and whom of which I consider to be a great heroine. Even if I dont know a single girl who runs like that, lets be honest. Geralt’s romance options are as expected, do a couple missions, get in their knickers. Its kind of a common videogame formula but its as expected. I’d prefer their characters not be so romantically defined, give them personality besides consistently intertwining with Geralt’s but again not so much sexist as just bad writing. There’s times I really felt it was unnecessary, of course misogny is kind of well defined in these kinds of settings and that’s acceptable and characters like ciri, cerys, etc made up for the less than realistic feel of seeing a female soldier run into battle with her shirt hanging opening and breasts popping out (ves ahem). Its not sexism, its bad writing. Every woman shouldn’t be defined by her overt sexuality while also shouldn’t be condemned for it, it just shouldn’t define them. Give them motivation, self interests, flaws, and quirks. Just like any man both ballsy or sheepish. I mean hell look at dandelion… can we really suggest that all men are muscle bulgy soldier carrying damsels on horseback. Uh yeah no. Though really I mean they could have at least gave us a bit of Geralt’s ass, is that too much to ask for?

    • Tari Anne

      I wanted more Geralt ass. But more than anything I wanted naked Eskel and Lambert. Those poor boys should have gotten some loving too.

  • i have no issue with the lovely lead female characters in this game. they are strong and powerful. independent.
    it is the relentless sexist nudity that bothers me. naked cartoon women wandering around purely for scenery and titillation. not a single naked male bum in there by the way but lots of female bums and boobs. how many straight females and gay males want to see that in their game playing?
    not really acceptable. and actually not in the least crucial to gameplay or story. just all about the objectification of women.
    other than that its a great game but it has put me right off buying any further witcher games. this was my first. I am a 53 year old woman who doesnt want that sort of image bombarding the screen. looking forward tot he new “fallout” instead.

    • That´s a fair and balanced comment and critic imo, but isn´t there a half nude male scene in The Witcher 3? You know, when Geralt is drunk? And what do you think that CD Projekt Red should do to fix this?

      • evilnerd

        When Gerald is drunk he is not in a common situation.

        • That depends, since his drunk quite often 😉 Fair enough though. However, one could always use one of the nude mods for Geralt.

          • evilnerd

            Hahahaha I hear ya bro! Same here!

          • I´ve also been told that Polish people drink a lot irl, I don´t know if that´s true though (they make awesome beer, I know that much).

          • evilnerd

            Poland is awesome! You will find great beer in czechoslovakia

          • And I have to say that their chocolate is really good as well for that matter 😉

    • jlenoconel

      I know this post is two weeks old but I’d like to respond. I’m gay and am fine with female nudity in games. I think sex is fun, and am not offended by sexy female characters in games. That being said, you’re probably right that for a game to be truly equal, there should be at least some male nudity. I’d be fine with that too.

      Not buying a game because it has female nudity is a little ridiculous. No offense. Cool that you’re an older woman that games though, that’s awesome.

    • Frederik Fønss

      you haven’t even played the game you have had to buy a ps4 or a xbox or a pc to have played the dam game and since you are a 53 year woman i don’t think you have any of them and you don’t have to have sex in the game but som level’s there’s naked girl’s in but why is that bad it’s not objectification of women it’s human sexualaty why are you feminists so scared of sex and nudity?

  • evilnerd

    You retard nerds start to whine the second someone wants to take all the titties away from you. And I also think that videogames are the last refugium that actually exposes your dispositions. YES, the “Witcher 3” is fucking sexist. It starts with the fact that all women are mostly dressed in a sexy manner. No matter if the dress is being functional or not it always exposes the primary sexual characteristics. Denying that is just dumb and you know it. I don’t have a problem with sexual aesthetics as long as it serves a purpose and story. But just putting it everywhere out of context just to get the nerds all horny is just out of place.

    • jlenoconel

      Funny, I’m a gay gamer and am against censorship in gaming too. Nice of you to try to accuse everyone of being “sexist” and “nerds” though.

      • evilnerd

        Well, most of gay friends seem to be a little “sharper” than you, my friend. I did not say that it’s a bad game it’s just sexist as fuck. My girlfriend is playing the game and she is rather pissed about it and addressed it to me. And can understand it. So “offended” does not apply. It’s more than that. I hope it’s cool for you that gays are mostly portrayed as super fruity. My friends rage seeing that especially because it’s just narrow portrayal.

        • jlenoconel

          I couldn’t care less how gays are portrayed. Its how I portray myself that matters. If you and your girlfriend are offended by sexism in a video game, with digitized characters, you need to get a life.

          • evilnerd

            You are NOT the benchmark for anything, actually. Some would say that your attitude is a classic “queer” view. I hope do understand that your personal need to express yourself(“I want to go out and shout it to the world”) does not apply to the rest of the world. In case you want to see how my life looks like have a look surfingtrooper.com. Enjoy!

          • ” I hope do understand that your personal need to express yourself(“I
            want to go out and shout it to the world”) does not apply to the rest of
            the world”

            And nor does yours.

            “In case you want to see how my life looks…”

            Nope, why would you expect anyone else to give a damn what some random troll on the internet wants strangers to think his life looks like? That is a bit tragic.

          • evilnerd

            Dude, you sure did respond. So it did kinda mattered. Besides the fact that there are two things retards do whenever they are involved in an argument: Is to discredit the opponent and also throw out the classic “no life” slur. Well that usually means that the person has nothing con constructive to add. Sorry, the “no life” does not apply to my life. I sure have one. Or even a few more. And thats the only reason I mentioned it. And the only thing tragic is that the actual topic is lost. Because of ignorant retards like yourself and your buddy. So Perry if you ever need advice on how to live a life AND have an opinion, just send me a message.

          • Guest

            Says the man that called people who get annoyed by feminazis trying to censor games “nerds” and essentially told them to “get a life”. Ah yes, the hypocrisy is strong in this one ( or you’re dating said feminazi and have been turned into yet another pussy-whipped bitch. And yes, I am doing this to deliberately annoy you.)

          • evilnerd

            Yeah “Guest”. I am willing to defend myself. In this case against retard morons. I might seem pussy whipped, but look my up and I’ll teach the guest some manners. Anytime – anywhere!

    • LuzariusLive

      The game starts with a powerful sorceress who can utterly destroy Geralt if she wanted to. She is strong, clever and the epitome of female power. How is that sexist? How is it sexist for women to make themselves attractive to attract and tease a man, isn’t that life? Have you played Witcher 3? Do you realize how many different female types are in the game? The game has a diverse variety of women from young to old being represented in many, many ways.

      • evilnerd

        I have played it. My woman also played it (nerds in full effect). My question: do all women you meet display their sexuality on a daily bases? I mean on the street, the train, in the bank at your job? Nope? I thought so. It’s about the omni-presence of sexuality in games. So why must a sorceress be a “sexy sorceress”? She is doing her job actually. Sounds weird? Of course. I am trying to make a point. There is nothing wrong with showing your “goods”, but if a woman goes to war she most likely try to protect herself. So she wears Armor. But no in the Witcher. IF they wear any armor then its not purely functional, but eye candy for nerds. And thats what makes it sexist. I am not even going to mention what women like
        Anita Sarkeesian have to say about the female roles in games.

        • LuzariusLive

          You asked, “do all women you meet display their sexuality on a daily bases?” Not ALL, but many. In Witcher 3 visit the starting town. Look at the peasant women, they are not attractive, just normal, regular peasant women. Look at the tavern lady, not attractive.

          You asked, “why must a sorceress be a sexy sorceress”. In the game sorceress are power hungry. They use every advantage they can to manipulate people to do their bidding. These sorcerers are actually very old and use magic to make themselves beautiful. Their beautiful is artificial. This is a classic tale of old, powerful women using magic to make themselves look young and beautiful to capture their youth.

          You said, “but if a woman goes to war she most likely try to protect herself”. Can you show an example of Witcher 3 female warriors wearing skimpy, sexist armor? Also, there are three categories of games. 1) Realism 2) low fantasy 3) high fantasy. It sounds like you only want pure REALISM in games with no fantasy element involving sexual content. That’s fine if that’s what you want, but sex is a part of life, I suggest you accept that it will be portrayed in adult themed games. Don’t be afraid of sex.

          I take it you and your girlfriend are sex negative feminists? Are you muslims/christians or something?

          • evilnerd

            yeah we are total fundamentalists I totally agree with the church of Joe Pesci. Dude, really?

          • LuzariusLive

            The game is inspired by a time when bustiers and blouses were worn by women. The peasant men also wear these blouse type shirts that expose their chests.

            http://static1.gamespot.com/uploads/original/1526/15260912/2827522-witcher+3+peasants.png

            Witcher 3 is a mature, adult themed game. Think of a violent, R rated Hollywood movie with a mature theme and steamy, lust filled romance.

            Your post only makes people despise sex negative feminists even more. To anyone reading, sex positive feminism is actually a good thing to support. Sex positive feminism in gaming is about making content for male & female games without removing/censoring any sexual appeal from the game. Game companies can make sexual appealing content that will entertain both male and female gamers.

            If you have a problem with sexual content in Witcher 3, then you probably don’t enjoy sexual content in Hollywood movies. It may have something to do with a persons religious upbringing.

            If a woman feels insecure by breast cleavage in a game that was inspired by medieval/celtic fashion, then perhaps that woman has some kind of mental illness? I suggest these women seek therapy as most women are bat shit insane to begin with (especially the hot ones, something to do with oxytocin levels).

        • Valaska Averia

          Hohohoho-hold on here. Your WOMAN? You are complaining about attractive women being sexist, but you delineate the partner of which you are in a mutual relationship as YOUR WOMAN…?

          I doth detect some disturbing possessive sexism in this here house hold!

          Also, the sorceresses are not all “Sexy” as many are aged, but they are all diplomats who are also extremely proficient warriors in the arcane arts which takes a good measure of fitness. Basically, they need to stay in shape to do the things they do, and healthy or according to the lore they could literally kill themselves using these spells. It’s also why you see Triss being reluctant to use spells when weakened and I believe it is mentioned outright in the Witcher 2 that she could die if she taxes herself too far.

          There are also a lot of objectively unattractive sorceresses in the end of 2 at the landsmeat, whole group of them. Also, again, you meet several of them aged. A good body =/= instantly attractive my friend, that’s a form of sexism according to Anita as well as your “My Woman” thing.

          I’d also like to see the only functional eye candy argument actually stand on a single leg… Ves wears the same uniform as Roche just with an open shirt but both like most soldiers in the medieval ages are wearing virtually nothing but cloth armor. Saskia has somewhat eyecandy armor, her breasts are left uncovered in plate, but at the same time she has fairly large breasts so this would allow a degree of movement not offered in plate which typically bound knights to not being able to bend or twist for blows. Its obviously a form of sexualized armor, but through the game several men are wearing fairly open and “free” outfits…

          Including a third of the Witcher 2, a half naked Geralt 😉

          • evilnerd will go apeshit in 1, 2, 3 xD

          • evilnerd

            really? semantics? Zzzzzzzzz!

          • Valaska Averia

            Seeing at how many petty little things you go after, and the fact your third wave feminists state semantics can literally be as bad as rape, yes. Yes semantics.

          • evilnerd

            Well I would have to ask DO YOU FEEL like that? And in my case it’s a sign of respect and pride. The way my girlfriend calls me “her man”. So if this offends you then I will consider it. Unless your remark is just a attempt to neuter my argument.

          • I was more struck by the fact that evilnerd complained about ‘sexism’, but on multiple occasions belittled mental illness;

            Evilnerd: You retard nerds start to whine the second someone wants to take all the titties away from you.
            Evilnerd: Besides the fact that there are two things retards do whenever they are involved in an argument
            Evilnerd: And the only thing tragic is that the actual topic is lost. Because of ignorant retards like yourself and your buddy.
            Evilnerd: Yeah “Guest”. I am willing to defend myself. In this case against retard morons.

            And of course there’s calling yourself ‘evilnerd’ and then calling other people ‘nerds’.

            Finally, you know you’ve won an argument when someone starts making physical threats on the internet

  • Harrison Jaegermeister

    DA:I is dogshit, THe most beautiful girl in the game is not romancable. fuck that shit,

    • A Random Bugger

      Wait, there was someone in that game that was good looking? Pray tell!

      • LuzariusLive

        Morrigan, Leliana and Isabela (from multiplayer) looked quite good IMO, but everyone else was *vomit*.

  • jlenoconel

    No its not sexist. People like Anita are trying to milk the feminist thing in gaming for all its worth. She loves and wants money.

  • Kristen

    As a female gamer:
    I don’t think this game is sexist guys, it just has a TON of tits and you know what yeah they’re kind of unrealisticly perfect and perky, but also as a game artist, I’m not about to sit here designing several different types of “hang” or nipple positioning or anything, I’m gonna make one set of young tits and use it as a model, and one set of oldlady tits and use that as a model. Taking that into account, the fact that a lot of the women look similar is pretty alright with me. And like this artcle suggests, sexism shouldnt even be about appearances or “sexyness” in any way, its more about how much choice, power, and characterization the women have. And as for other “sexism” in the game, the most beautiful women are sorceresses, and that sort of makes sense to me. They have all the magic they need to keep appearances. All other women look pretty varied, although they pretty much share the same body type. Anyway my main point is this game isn’t sexist and that’s coming from someone who tends to point out sexism in games more than maybe a guy gamer would. That being said I do shake my head sometimes at just how much sex and nudity there is in this game, but hey, know your audience. It’s pretty tame by some skyrim mods standards haha.

    • Christina Staab

      I’ve noticed though that while all the women share the same bodytype, the men don’t. We have the buff Geralt, stocky Zoltan, the towering bear that was the Bloody Baron. But then you have Ciri, Yen, and Triss who all have the same body type and just different hair. Even the poor village women look like models. You could say its a small deal to pick at, except for the fact that when I shave Geralt his beard actually fucking GROWS BACK in several days. You say you don’t want to design different female bodies, but it seems they had no trouble designing different male bodies. Well except of the Crones, if they are even women at all.

      • Kolerzanka

        It isn’t true, you can easily find out differents between Triss body and Ciri body. It isn’t only other size of breast. For me Triss is fat.

    • LuzariusLive

      Someone show this post to Anita Sarkeesian.

  • A Random Bugger

    To be honest, I’d rather dunk my junk in a vat of acid instead of having to look at the women from DA:I (seriously, just look at them!). With Witcher 3 on the other hand, I can look at the womens face longer than five seconds without my stomach filing divorce proceedings with my eyes.

    • Christina Staab

      I feel like we were playing two different games. You didn’t find any of the women in DA:I attractive? I mean, Cassandra is basically superwoman and with perfect skin and hair to boot. Vivian, Leliliana, Josephine. I’m sure I’m missing some. Always loved Leliana’s accent. But then again I’m not playing the game because of how they look.

    • LuzariusLive

      I felt the same way. I don’t mind diversity. There has to be diverse representation of both men and women to preserve immersion, but god damn all the women in Inquisition are horribly ugly. Cassandra looks like a god damn man and Sera looks like Gollum. They made Vivienne bald and she isn’t even a romance option. Vivienne is attractive. I was role playing a chantry loyalist and was looking forward to romancing another chantry loyalist. The only options I had were a bald chick who isn’t even available and a Christopher Pentaghast.

    • Tari Anne

      LOL awesome I agree!

  • Jessie FC0018-1855-2711

    when I see things like this I hope an pray they are fake. I mean how shallow do you have to be to say a video game is sexist? But then I remember which planet I’m on and that I could throw a rock at a tree and someone, somewhere would be offended. people now a days are to soft. It is a video game made from fiction and made as something to be enjoyed. You have n opinion on how the character looks? Great, but don’t get your knickers ina twist because the fake women are pretty. Men don’t complain “oh this game character is ripped and i’m not so i hate my self n its the games fault” or “this is sexist twords men it should be fixed” come on now you see how silly that is, yes? with DOI I actually found most if not all of the characters to be good looking, even annoying sera, her freckles were cute. Will people disagree with me? yes. Should I get my knickers ina twist over it? No. With TW3. I think trish is bitchy looking and needs less make up, geralt is hot, his scars give him character. From the sex scenes he has a nice ass for a character lol. But this ” Oh this games characters are to hot and shows too much skin. So its sexist” or ” this games character is frumpy and give the impression women are weak. This is sexist too” needs to stop. cock or pussy, tits or pecks who gives a rats ass.

    • Epic comment is epic 😉

      • evilnerd

        Brainwashed woman is brainwashed!

        • In other words, you´re brainwashed as well. As you seem to base your comment on the fact that she´s brainwashed, simply because she holds another opinion then you do. To be fair though, I think people would have whined over The Witcher 3 no matter what CD Projekt Red would have done in the end.

          • evilnerd

            There is no indication that I was or am brainwashed. Fact is that woman are willing to accept to be discriminated over the centuries. And you could actually go so far to say they “arranged” themselves with it. Even woman say things like: “Stop behaving like a girl”. A common expression some would say. But yesterdays “normality” would definitely lead to an outrage these days or in the future. Do you still call black people (openly) “negroes” or “niggers”? Not even 60 years ago considered a “normal” thing. Today-unthinkable! No one is whining about it. Especially not me. I am complaining.

          • And what says that she´s brainwashed then? It´s her opinion? Or do you mean that every single woman that doesn’t agree with you on this matter is brainwashed? Ehrm…Women can also say stuff like “stop behaving like a boy”, so what? It´s a matter of where and when those words are used, or else it´s just taken out of context. Niggers = Trashy black people, my nigga = my homeboy, negroes can be used as an insult in the right context. Like “You stupid negroes”. You do realize that black people use these words among their own people right? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5fE56Ysx9w).

            Anyhow, to answer your question, I use those words depending on the situation. You´re complaining about stuff like this when the whole world is falling apart? Good priorities bro.

          • evilnerd

            I know black people (in my family for example) that completely have banned that expression. Even among themselves. Just because SOME say it does NOT make it legit, my friend. And just because YOU don’t feel discriminated, being a male, does not mean that it’s no biggy. “Aaah common don’t be such a pussy about it”. The funny thing is that we are two males arguing about what is “okay” and what’s not. So we have a few gamer-girls that say it’s no problem for them-cool-but I know a dozen Women who SURE do have a problem. Ever hear of Anita Sarkeesian? She represents a huge group of female gamers that actually have the ballz to say, that they feel discreminated against. But of course why are the so hysteric, right? It’s just games…

          • Not only do I know black people. We have two black persons in our crew (I also had a past relationship with a half black latino). That´s up to them, of course not. However, it´s a big difference between “nigga”, “nigger” and “negroes”. And a footnote, “nero” means “black” in Spanish and Portuguese. You know, that goes both ways. As racism is not a color, it´s how you act, treat and look up on people. For example, I get white guilt shoved down my throat 24/7 in Sweden, and that crap are fu**ing bullshit. There will always be at LEAST two sides to everything. It´s a question about what the majority thinks that matters, at least if you want to measure up which side have the most supporters in the discussed matter.

            Yeah, I know who Sarkeesian. And I´ve called her out on her bs more than one time in the past (and so have tons of other people). And If you feel discriminated against because of games, . Because if you can´t deal with a game, then how are you supposed to deal with the raw, cold and hard reality? It´s like when everyone whined over Ice-T´s “Freedom of Speech” album back in the days (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fO-KzW1YXw). Ice-T simply told it like it was, and his lyrics were based on his real life experiences. And if “some” people can´t deal with stuff take takes place in video games because they get “offended” or “triggered”. Then simply don´t play those games, problem solved.

    • Tari Anne

      I thought I was the only one who thought Triss had a really “bitchy” something in her face! I wish that Keira had been a permanent love choice for Geralt. She was gorgeous and awesome. I think we should have gotten naked Eskel and Lambert too! I play to escape into my fantasies. I wanted reality I’d go to the mall. Yuck.

  • Free the nipple

    I’m a female And I loved this game. Most of the women are strong and awesome and end up ruling: The badass lady armorer, Cerys, the female warrior in skellige…. All of their stories are of them overcoming the idea that women can’t do what they are doing. The women are sexy, Geralt is sexy and all the nipples look great (male and female!). But I don’t really care about seeing dongs in a game. Maybe some Geralt butt even though it would probably be the same model as the lady butts. Whatever.

    • I can only agree with you madam 😉 Because that´s exactly how it is. Haha! I bet 😉 You could always mod The Witcher 3 though (If you want to see more male butts and such).

      • Tari Anne

        Heh I’m grumbling about not seeing any Eskel butt or love scenes in the game. Or Lambert. I’m a woman and I love this game. I love beautiful characters. I play as an escape to a world with beautiful people and adventures. If I want reality (ugh who does) I’ll go to the mall. These feminazis make us women look like morons and we aren’t all this way, just a very vocal few and it’s irritating.

        • Well, I have always said that there should be more female eye candy in games 😉 I´m glad to hear it madam =) Exactly. I think that´s what most of us love to do. Right now, I´m waiting to become the Doomguy again (I’ve been a fan since 1993). And even though “some” people say that the game is full of toxic masculinity, I couldn´t care less. I just want to enjoy the game and have fun. Oh yes, very much so. And imo, they have stolen the right to your sexuality as well. And let´s be honest, really beautiful females are like art (real as fictional ones), so I bet that they are just jealous of females that are like that.

          I mean, they went nuts over DOAX3 not so long ago…

  • Deus Solaris

    “Because I’m a firm believer who artists and creators should never EVER have to censor or change their creations (within reasonable limits, as in racism, pedophilia, child porn and so on)” So an artist should never have to censor anything except the things you don’t like? Even when those things are gross as fuck, if they are fake and are not hurting anyone when they were made, they should be allowed to exist, that’s what artistic expression is, people who don’t like it just have to stay away from it.

  • LuzariusLive

    Unfortunately the dragon age team is plagued with political activists. Check out the twitters of the dragon age team and you’ll see how much politically correct garbage they spew out. Instead of making a great game, they just want to lecture gamers on gay topics. The lead guy on the dragon age team is a push over who is too afraid to say no to a stupid idea. That is why Cassandra looks like a man, Sera looks like gollum, why there is no brothel in the game. The dragon age team is filled to the brim with sex negative feminists which is why there were only two attractive females in Dragon Age Inquisition.

    • I figured as much, because I´ve seen quite a few of their tweets :S Correct, and that´s also why I never bought the game to start with. That´s a real shame imo, I don´t know if the mod scene has sorted that out though?

  • Anne Nicoles

    So according to feminists woman needs to look as cross-dressing dude to be acceptable?
    If woman happens to be beautiful…it is sexist? So basically feminists are saying that beautiful women aren’t capable of anything except being sex-product for males. Lol! Isn’t this kind of logic way more sexist my dear feminazis? Because you are right now saying thing that sexist of old have been saying and that is that beautiful women aren’t capable of anything except spreading their legs. So congrats feminazis on this amazing logic!
    Fucking ashamed that I’m woman myself in here thanks to you idiots.

    • That would be the case, yes. So basically, the more beautiful and sexy a female character looks. The more sexist is the character design…

  • Øystein Hjelle Melle

    Why does Ciri, a girl who is a super badass man-slaying machine, run like an 11 year old girl who’s trying to run for the first time? How come her arms aren’t even muscular enough to lift the sword she uses. Why on earth does she wear high heels? I have no problem with “hot” girls in games, not problem with hot dudes either, but I do have a problem with shit like this.. We know what it looks like when a woman in shape runs, it kinda looks the same as when a man in shape runs. We know what a woman in shape to fight looks like, and it’s not Ciri.

    • Ask CD Projekt Red, and I don´t know. And that´s something which they should keep in mind when they create their future titles. Well, it´s a fantasy world. And maybe they didn´t like a buff version of Ciri? As for the sword part, that would depend on the sword and the person. As I´ve seen small girls swing large swords in real. And yes, I have tried knight fighting irl (real swords, armor, shields etc.).

  • Tarles Choris

    I’m a white heterosexual male gamer and don’t feel especially feminist, I do play (a lot!) to W3, love the game, story and characters, but I feel it’s a bit of a shame all this (good) games always use the usual sexy coarse tricks to make the game attractive to the average white heterosexual male gamer. It’s not W3 especially but the usual fantasy world … It’s just using the same tricks as advertising. It’s not a bad thing itself (I love a pretty face and a pretty half-naked body, also like tits) but when every single female character has the same cleavage, the same perfect sexy body with perfect sexy clothes, I just feel like I’m dropped into frustrated guy’s fantasy, it gets a bit boring because systematic. Like every valuable girl in the world has to be naked or hot. Geralt is sexy as hell but there’s more variety of male characters.
    I had exactly the same problem in Mass Effect 2 (another game I love)
    Though I understand that gamers can be fed up by JSW (people do what they want, if you don’t like this kind of games don’t play it – you can also dislike violence etc..) I also feel that a game of such quality like W3 can be more original and mature and less systematic, in order to open new ways to make fantasy and make greater games. (and also help against sexism!)

    • “the average white heterosexual male gamer” – To be fair, there are plenty of other games out there that doesn´t fit into that “norm”. And since “The Witcher 3” is made by mainly white males, it´s quite obvious that´s going to rub of to some extent (that could also be said about teams with mainly Asians, blacks or whatever). I hear what you say, but this formula works like a charm for CD Projekt Red. So why would they want to change it? They could toss in more body diverse characters and whatnot, sure, but most people don´t play fantasy games to see average characters which they see in real life every day.

      I would like to point out though, that female Gamers would like to see more male eye candy in future “The Witcher” titles 😉

  • KANE

    A thing that bothers me with the video game industry and movie industry sometimes it that they keep trying to push the idea of women stronger than men, and I’m not saying that metaphorically, when I say stronger I mean physical capabilities, in this game Ciri is presented as the chosen one or whatever and she is supposed to be stronger than Geralt, a fully grown man who is a warrior among other things. Just fucking look at her, she wouldn’t be able to hold, not to mention swing, that fucking sword that she carries around if this would be real. People like to think lately that women are as strong as men and all that bullshit, but we all know that’s not true, so why in the fuck do we keep feeding this crap to ourselves and others. If women are to fragile to take any sort of insults form NPCs and feminist fucks get triggered when when women are being abused in a fucking video game then don’t include them in a violent video game, don’t present them as warriors and fighters and better then men because they…are….simply…not. Women are attractive, yes, if you want to masturbate over attractive women find a fucking porn site and let it rip.

  • True2theDivine

    If you ask those kind of people they will find some kinda sexism or misogyny in every single game that releases. Now as a female who games I feel comfortable saying idgaf what they think of this game or all the others. Most of them aren’t even gamers. Which is why I thought the hoopla of gamer gate was stupid. If they don’t like them. Don’t friggin play them. Make ya own games and leave ours alone. Please and thank you.

    • “If you ask those kind of people they will find some kinda sexism or misogyny in every single game that releases.”

      Of course they do, as they look for sexism and misogyny 24/7. Even in places where there is no such thing to be found…

      “Now as a female who games I feel comfortable saying idgaf what they think of this game or all the others. Most of them aren’t even gamers. Which is why I thought the hoopla of gamer gate was stupid. If they don’t like them. Don’t friggin play them. Make ya own games and leave ours alone. Please and thank you.”

      – No, most of them aren´t even gamers. It´s all about having something to rant or whine about. That would be the best idea for sure 😉 But as you might already know, most of the SJW/feminist productions have failed really hard (like Brianna Wu´s Revolution 60 game, for example).

  • Hyperactivy

    There is litterly a guy which in ciris story says that all women can ride is cock and even then all they can do is sideways or somethin like that and its found early in the game too in the part before ciris race in the campfire with the baron after that you cant say that its not even a little bit sexist.

    • I would have to see the full context (the build up to that moment) of that one before I comment on the matter, because the Polish folks have a rather dark sense of humor.

  • xvtc

    Video game characters should be attractive.

    • Well, let me put it this way, why would you want to make them ugly looking? Just saying…

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