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Posted: Jan 7th 2010 1:14PM Anatidae said

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Love it!

Posted: Jan 7th 2010 3:08PM Psychotic Storm said

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I fully agree with JP.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2010 9:42PM (Unverified) said

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Indeed about TR... especially the way they could fill out that graviton armor plating :)
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Posted: Jan 7th 2010 11:26PM Suplyndmnd said

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As a guy, I like this. Don't get me wrong I love the scantily clad women in games too but it has gone overboard. I like the fact that they're like "Um, duh! They're going to be f'ing shooting at each other!" No apologies needed and a woman in full body armor can be just as sexy. The way leggings cling tight and how those boots go *whomp whomp whomp* when she runs like its with a purpose. The way the light gleams off of.... sorry, where were we? oh yeah, So I'm certainly pro chocolate cake. Wait, wrong website.

Posted: Jan 7th 2010 1:42PM (Unverified) said

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Thank goodness. First good thing I've heard about this game.

Posted: Jan 7th 2010 2:10PM jpkustra said

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The light size and muscle striation might be part of the suit's armor function kind of like Crysis? At least I hope that's the case and that I never see a woman in RL built like that!
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Posted: Jan 7th 2010 2:11PM jpkustra said

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*Thigh size... not light size. Speedtyping FTL.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2010 1:42PM MrGutts said

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I wonder if they know that Ms Olympias legs are not even that big and those women in that picture have Lee Haney size legs.

Posted: Jan 7th 2010 1:57PM LaughingTarget said

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They still made the mistake of outlining the breasts with the armor. The creases create weak points, a big no-no in armor design. Male and female armor should be indistingushable with the exception of the shape around the waist and hips to avoid the armor rattling around on a female frame.

Posted: Jan 7th 2010 2:12PM ultimateq said

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Good points. I think they still wanted to keep them sexy looking, and outlining their 34DD seemed like the way to go .
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Posted: Jan 7th 2010 1:57PM Dranaerys said

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Good decision, although the armor design (at least judging from that screenshot) is not that awesome looking to me. Reminds me too much of something from Voltron, Mazinger Z or gasp, even Power Rangers.

Mass Effect did full-body armor well, even pink armor looked awesome in that game. :p

Posted: Jan 7th 2010 4:20PM Cendres said

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The Mass Effect armors are really great and completely functional. The ladies manage to still look feminine even in full armor and a helmet on. :)
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Posted: Jan 7th 2010 4:40PM CCon99 said

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I love the Mass Effect armors as well. I've been playing the first one again recently to get ready for ME2, I find it funny that no matter how many times I play the game, the best armor I always find for Wrex is a pink set. He looks like a giant easter egg. =P
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Posted: Jan 7th 2010 2:22PM Raithnor said

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This idea isn't exactly new, just underused. Best example of this idea was "Bubblegum Crisis".

Although I have seen a couple of Fantasy RTSs where the main female character is wearing full plate armor only one of the armor pieces was designed to resemble a thong.

Google the term "Mecha Girl" in Goggle image search, although it is not exactly for the easily-offended.

Posted: Jan 7th 2010 2:34PM (Unverified) said

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"mecha musume" will give you far more (and more hilarious/offensive) results.

Turn of Safe Search at your own discretion!
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Posted: Jan 7th 2010 2:33PM Triskelion said

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lol, well, all of the "men" that play women avatars and claim to do so because they'd rather look at a female will have their theory put to the test since fully armored women in GA look like men.

Posted: Jan 7th 2010 3:52PM (Unverified) said

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Yea, I never got that excuse. I heard it a lot though.

Personally I play female characters about as equally as I play male characters. And my only excuse is 'because I feel like it' or 'because it seems to fit the class for some subconscious aesthetic reason'.

saying that you just want to 'look at women' seems like you're trying too hard to defend against idiots who would attack you simply for playing a female character. Which makes it seem like they're right.

On a related note...I've known women who play male characters. But they don't ever get as much flack for it. *shrug*
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Posted: Jan 7th 2010 4:42PM Its Utakata stupid said

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They only look like men to you Leshrac, because you may think women should all look like bimbo's ingame. Perspective is everything.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2010 11:32PM Suplyndmnd said

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I play female characters (and am a guy) in games because I do like the way they look more. I also play guy characters for melee if I can do the ripped muscles thing and they look beastly. It's role playing. It's about playing a role. Never felt the need to defend myself but I do have people who have given me flack over it. I just reply with "So?"
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Posted: Jan 7th 2010 3:12PM CCon99 said

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This is great news. After all of the heavy armor looks they've revealed in the past, I was still waiting for the female characters to be wearing armor with huge revealing features that made no sense.

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