For this week’s Talkback Challenge, there’s not one question but seven, based on the seven deadly sins. Here we go…
Lust – Do you enjoy games more if they have scantily clad and “interestingly proportioned” avatars? Do you like playing as one of these avatars? Why or why not?
Ugh. No, just no. I enjoy these games a lot less, even actively avoiding them. I have a tendency to lean more towards realism so it bothers me to see bare midriffs and inexplicable boob windows combined with metal/leather armor. I have a hard time feeling a sense of respect or connection to a character that’s suppose to be this epic fighter yet has forgotten her vital organs exist and need protection. The fact that it’s overwhelmingly the female characters who suffer from this that REALLY bothers me. If you want bare skin, at least make it equally bare on both sexes. It’s disheartening to get some leg armor that looks like pants on a man but magically changes into a platekini on a woman.
While I do not like scantily clad characters, I do not begrudge other players for liking them. To each their own. What I’d like to see is having the option to do either. Which is why I love games that have some sort of cosmetic system so you can style your character the way you want. Or better yet, have outfits with no stats so you can wear whatever you please.
Gluttony – Do you have a game backlog of unfinished games but still buy new games regardless? Why or why not?
Oh god yes. I have 237 games according to Steam and several more that are not on Steam, and I am nowhere near finishing the vast majority of them. I have a tendency to pick them up on sale and play them when I feel like it. And then in a few days, I’ll feel like playing something else so I’ll switch to something else. To be fair, some of them don’t have a “finish” (such as sandbox games) so I’m not sure how you’d count those. Read more →