This week on the cast, Ken, Lorson and I talked about E3 2014 which was a bit hard to do as none of actually went to E3 this year.
Following E3’s presentation this week, it was reported how few female presenters there were among the various conferences. And to make things worse, Ubisoft talked about how they are removing female avatars from the next Assassin’s Creed game due to them saying that it would require too much additional work. This reignited the debate about the lack of women in the Game Industry and people wanting to see more female characters.
This also raised the issue of people just wanting gender options in every video game no matter what the game is and this is where I have to disagree as the type of game does impact who the main character is.
South Park the Stick of Truth has been a long time coming. Originally a part of Take Two’s lineup, the game seemed to be in development hell with no solid information and multiple delays. When Take Two folded it seemed that the game was doomed but Ubisoft swept in to save the game and gave developer Obsidian Studios a chance to keep working on it.
And now that it’s out, we have a game that for all intents and purposes should have sucked. But instead we have one of the strongest games based on an IP since Batman Arkham Asylum; however that depends on how much of a fan of South Park you are.