Attention ASOIAF and Game of Thrones fandom:
This video game comes out tomorrow, and I want everyone here to know that they left women out of this Game of Thrones RPG, or shall we say otherwise reduced them to non-playable characters who give out orders and/or are prostitutes. This is shouldn’t be acceptable when the developers promised to respect the world Martin built in the ASOIAF. For more details, read the full post at Kissed by Fire here.
Fandom, I think it’s time to take a stand. Don’t buy this game.
What is this fuckery? Relegating women to NPC roles, that’s just a lovely metaphor all types of sexist shittiness.
What is this? One of the great thing about GoT is its portrayal of ambitious, powerful women. For crying out loud, one of the main characters is a woman fighting for the Iron Throne (ie Daenerys). This is some bullshit right here.
i think in retaliation we need to make a ser jorah’s balls kicking simulator
god that guy is creepy.
No I mean ok. I can just about grasp the shitty sexism that would let someone leave out the awesome female characters of, say, something like Firefly or whatever.
But what is the point of a Game of Thrones game if you can’t play as Danaerys or Arya?
Well at THIS point in the series, an Arya game might be kind of boring. “Press X to bring Lord Tywin his Wine. Press Y to eavesdrop. Press A to get Jaqen to kill people for you.”
Later on, though (book spoilers!) it would make for a bitchin “Tenchu-meets-Metal-Gear in hard-fantasy Venice” clone.
but seriously i would play the shit out of a brienne of tarth simulator.