...on the costume options for the female Shepard (the main character you first-person shoot as) in Mass Effect 2.
Viv: I can see the point of her outfit since she's a commander of a military unit, but as a girl who likes girls I am appalled. Jack's is skimpy and Miranda's is totally skimpy, but you can't play as them...(that's Miranda ass)(below is Jack)
...why can't hers be skimpy too?
Mandy: Miranda's way hot--the one outfit you unlocked is great.
Viv: There should at least be an option you can unlock if you beat the game.
Mandy: The fact that they let you customize your battle armor is at least a bit better, but the thing that bothers me about it really is that they didn't change the sort of Cerebus pseudo-military uniforms for the women at all--which I can sort of see as utilitarian and fair but I don't want to run around in the same uniform as the men --at least give her something less bulky and manlike, when you see her moving around she looks like a guy, her hips don't move like a woman's hips.
Viv: Another thing: as a person who likes cosplay, I like Rikku's outfit in Final Fantasy, it's cute and sexy but it's got layers and they show her stomach and...
But look at Shepard she's got this frumpy outfit--like I like the Evangelion plugsuits, they were form fitting but utilitarian...
Mandy: In real life having women's military outfits be as similar to the men's as possible makes sense but this is a fantasy game.
Viv: Am I the only one who thinks its weird you can give her scars, but not change her boob size? Or at least give her shorts over pants?
Mandy: Or like a pencil skirt suit and big boots?
Viv: That would be way hot.
Mandy: Its sexist to put her in there but then animate her so she looks like a man with a woman's head.
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