Originally Posted by Waffles Inc
I can't remember where I read it, and I can't remember the exact person who said it, but somebody high up in Team Ninja (probably former director Yosuke Hayashi) was asked in an interview why every character in the Dead or Alive series was super-attractive (your mileage may vary). His response was words to this effect:
If the player is forced to look at characters on the screen while they play, naturally they would prefer to look at attractive characters. Since this is a video game, where we design and produce all of the characters to our own specifications without worrying about real-life limitations, why not make all the characters as attractive as we want to? I think it's more pleasing to the players and to the design teams.
If I'm "forced" to look at characters on the screen while I play, I would like some equality. It would be nice to have some hot guys in the game, not just ones wearing crazy masks, mutants, creatures, and the like. If this is your argument, where is the eye candy for women?
Wow, irony and humor really don't translate well in text. This was not meant with any negativity, it was supposed to be in good fun because who really is forced to play LOL? No one. Please don't read negativity into my post because none was meant by it.