Who is your favorite female retro video game protagonist?
No Samus or Lara Croft, they're too obvious.
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Velasquez from Traffic Dept 2192. This bitch is foul mouthed, violent, bitter, and lets nothing stand in her way. Her vagina probably has teeth. This game's dialog is hilarious.
It is pretty sad there weren't more games starring her. Or more Monster World games in general.
>tomboy with huge boobs
>never have to worry about dinner
>has superhuman strength
>willing to persevere and keep trying when there are setbacks and disapointments
>always finishes in 30 minutes or less
umi is best wife material
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I'm shocked nobody's mentioned her in this thread yet.
I always thought Cenes Crawford was cool.
Even if she barely got any screen time in game.
I don't want to talk about "feminist" characters, but Cecilia is a damn good female character
>Can legitimately jockey for the "main character" position among the three characters, given that she's the primary person driving the party to save the world. And the whole ending is written from her perspective
>"Doesn't want to be the princess" for good reasons: earlier on because she's worried she won't be any good, and later on because the world needs saving and she can't sit idly by
>Never gets kidnapped or explicitly needs saving (other than when her whole town gets invaded by monsters and she can't hold all of them off)
>Platonic relationships with her two male traveling companions, rather than generic romance (that's the way I read it, anyway)
>Brings robot friend out of depression
>Convinces giant robot friend to help them
>Spunky without being annoying.
>Ending is her deciding to live her own life and she reunites with the party to journey around and save the world
Her one flaw is that she's vaguely mary sue-ish, but she's presented in such a way that it's doesn't even really bother the player.
Wild Arms generally is surprisingly good with how it handles women for a Japanese series. For the most part they're normal, balanced between "damsel in distress" and "carpet-munching butch dyke" which we see far too often from that country.
You stated your reasons on Cecilia well. Linka gets over the one-two punch of her lack of confidence and big sister issues. Virginia Maxwell is glorious with her leadership and refusal to give into self-pity even in situations where that would be perfectly warrented, and should be on everybody's top 10 list of favorite female vidya characters. 4... okay 4 dropped the ball because Raquel IS the aforemented overly-butch woman, while Yulie is thoroughly unmemorable. But in 5, Avril Vent Fleur is a beautifully tragic character who relives the same time loop through infinite just to aid the man (teenager) she loves, but is also badass yet somehow pussy-foots around mary suedom. Avril just very well may be my favorite female vidya character.
I need to get to the rest of the WA games, but I'm afraid they'll not match up to WA1 so I need some more time between the games. Thoughts?
Also XF is great (and again, has great female characters)
I'd need a PS2 though. I have one back at my parents' place. I guess PS2 aren't expensive, but I'm not sure if I'd go out and buy one.
Also I'm fairly sure it'll come out as a PS2 classic considering its MediaVision
Tron Bonne is a female protagonist in my favourite female-protagonist game.
Misadventures of Tron Bonne for the PlayStation.
>Tfw you'll never have a gf like lammy
why is 3d so shit tier?
Joanna Dark is always the first who comes to my mind.
well 1/3 the cast in 1. the guy girl ration didn't even out till 2.