Yeah, if you’re going to make some fantasy world with ninja girls running around, you might want to make them attractive; naturally or money generating motivated. While movies with casting attractive actresses don’t have this problem, that media not being considered “kids” entertainment as “video games” are still associated with that label despite so much growth, its own movie like Ratings system how many years in, and statistics on who buys games, adults are going to top that list.
Here’s a different one:
Girls will play the male hero saving the female games just as much, maybe more as Zelda games, Final Fantasies and others attest to. So asking why not a female character, what’s up with this particular dev, is some question that doesn’t need to be asked and pondered so long when it was more of a question on a whim that wasn’t thought through. even if it was for the sake of others that may want more female protagonists, lead main characters in games. That are what, strong and powerful but — not overly sexy made up to be out of reach of the common person. And common people are what the developers think about when making games, mass appeal, and what works. Unfortunate to growth and sensibilities, and gender equality, or not.
Vanessa’s appearance from Virtua Fighter 4 to 5 is something else, though. Lost a lot of muscle mass…