Opinions: My Favorite Women in Video Games – Samus Aran (Metroid)

Samus Aran (Metroid, Nintendo) Samus is second on my list of favorite women in all of games, and is arguably my favorite overall character design in the entire industry. Her armor encapsulates excellence in design, and her abilities and arsenal give her a plethora of tools to eke out her objectives. She’s an incredibly capable,…

Opinions: My Favorite Women in Video Games Hub

I was working on this series over at P4, but I think it’s not quite the right fit — I’m not academically examining these characters and sources and all that, just discussing why I think these women are amazing. So, I’m making a list with some minor details for 40 women or girls that I…

Opinions: My Favorite Women in Video Games – Antagonists

Misery (Cave Story, Studio Pixel) Misery is a servant of the Demon Crown, a cursed artifact that she forced the tortured magician (and her uncle) Ballos to create. After it was crafted, Ballos manipulated the Crown to control Misery and her minion Balrog, and the artifact corrupted the Doctor, the first major villain of Cave…

Opinions: My Favorite Women in Video Games: Jade

BEWARE: SPOILERS BELOW! Jade is easily one of gaming’s finest characters. She’s likable, she has unique abilities, and she has a TON of personality. When you first meet her, you get her. She’s pretty mellow, but strong-willed — which quickly comes to light in the earliest moments of the game during the first battle with the…