[QUOTE="Black_Knight_00"] Ok, but Mentioning MGS is a cheap shot: MGS is a stratosphere above anything else coming from japan. Besides, exceptions don't kill the rule, I'm afraidBlack_Knight_00
So you make an inaccurate declaration and ignore all evidence to the contrary because 'exceptions don't invalidate the rule'? Fair enough.
The truth is that female characters in Japanese games have just as much of a chance of boasting depth as female characters from any other region.I don't ignore it, I acknowledge it for what it is: an exception to a valid rule. And no, I doubt Japan will lead the vanguard when the female representation trend finally changes. Their society has little respect for women in reality, let alone in fiction.
*Shrugs* Never been to Japan, never studied it, no plans to, so I defer to your claimed expertise on the subject of Japanese culture, but in terms of gaming Japanese developers are no better or worse than non-Japanese developers in terms of depictions of women.