There’s no shortage of male power fantasies in games. But Naughty Dog may have just opened the door to more honest representations of female power fantasies — and I want more of it.
As a young girl, I remember running down the gaming aisles at Walmart, scanning desperately for any covers with something other than gruff dudes with varying degrees of scowls on their faces.
That’s why the first images to come out of Naughty Dog’s announcement for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy all but stopped me in my tracks. There was that trademark game protagonist scowl again, but this time, it was etched across the gruff faces of two women of color.
More times than not, video game protagonists provide male ideals for us to play around with: whether the hero, anti-hero, thief, or silent type.
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