The women’s armor from the new Gearbox title Battleborn looks promising, especially when compared to other games in the genre *cough*LeagueofLegends*cough*
I’m a bit baffled by the archer’s (Thorn’s) asymmetrically bared leg, especially since it’s on the side she faces her enemies with, but let’s give credit where credit’s due: it’s not an objectifying partial nudity.
The chances of her being designed solely to cater to foot fetishists are pretty low, expressing her elven (?) connection to nature seems like a more likely (though problematic in its own right) idea behind that.
Her friends both look pretty awesome too and geared as well as their male teammates are.
Once again, Gearbox proves that designing non-generic female characters is not that hard, and they’re playable this time!
I’m personally just going to imagine that she’s about to shoot the guy who stole her boot – so she’s gone into such a rage she’s forgotten basic archery technique!
Also I struggle with the fact that Gearbox is both the company that’s boldly disregarding past tropes for female characters, but is also the company that finished Duke Nukem Forever. Strange, strange company.
More of this, less of Duke and Aliens please.