- Oct 25, 2017
Though games by Kojima, Cage or Yoko Taro were never my thing (especially Cage, what a hack), I was always under the vague impression that the writing in Yoko Taro games was better, and that the themes of his games were explored more deeply and maturely. Kojima always struck me as a teenage philosopher in an adult body. But this is all feelings from casually observing these developers' output from a distance. Would you agree with this sentiment? Glad to know there are some competent women behind Yoko Taro's work anyway, though not so glad they're not talked about more.I don't think Yoko Taro would have gotten this far and with such critical acclaim if not for the women that have held up the writing in his games, namely Sawako Natori. Hana Kikuchi too though, I know less about them. Both of them performed a miracle by making Kaine a damn compelling character in Nier despite the tasteless character design.
(also, their treatment of women seems trash, though not surprising comin from Japanese developers and a pompous French pseudo-author -- this comment brought to you by a French dude who's studied Japanese extensively btw lol)