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[Preview] Scarlet Blade: Featuring Scantily Clad Anime Females

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,581MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Scarlet Blade is billing itself as an ultra-mature MMO for good reason given the number of bouncing breasts one encounters. We've got a *coughs* hands on *coughs* preview of Scarlet Blade that you won't want to miss. Check it out and then discuss in the comments!

Aeria game’s upcoming Korean-imported MMORPG, Scarlet Blade is getting an extra “M” for “Mature” from the ESRB (MMMORPG? Time to buy a new website!) There’s an extremely good reason for this though: the main characters are all scantily-clad anime girls with boobs of varying degrees of bounciness, more to the point, there’s plenty of cartoon nipples to be seen in the form of in-game nudity. It’s nothing new to the game industry at this point with all sorts of big budget games, including the critically acclaimed Heavy Rain showing the goods off. Then there’s the Dead or Alive series with controllable breast bouncing. And it’s not like Elf chicks aren’t running around half-naked in just about every fantasy game out there, so it was only a matter of time before we saw something like this try to make the jump to F2P MMO scene.

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  • CrazKanukCrazKanuk Elmira, ONPosts: 2,499Member Uncommon
    This could be an *ahem* "different perspective" for gamers being that the majority of us usually play these games looking top-down on our characters, so it might take some minor adjustments to your gameplay to really get a hang of the down-up camera angles that I'm sure 99% of male games will be playing this game at (see the last image in the article) lol. 

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  • RaventreeRaventree Yourtown, MNPosts: 456Member
    I already saw nudity in AoC and I was shocked for about a minute.

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  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member
    M for mature? More like S for stupidity or silliness. Bouncing breasts a feature now in MMOs? *facepalm*
  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 1,314Member
    Seems legit.
  • EzhaeEzhae LondonPosts: 737Member
    Considering the game in Asia is called Queen's Blade, which accordingly to wikipedia is a manga about scantly clad woman that fight eachother damaging eachother's armor... not surprised. It's pretty much a fetish game. 
  • orionblackorionblack Wichita Falls, TXPosts: 474Member Uncommon
    Have to agree with Shanna...heaven forbid if Grand Theft Auto 5 comes out with no possibility to carjack someone.
  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by RefMinor
     

    To be fair, along with plenty of shootings, you also have a massive porn industry.

    massive indeed

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  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member

    This, surely is the game we've waited for so long, at last!

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  • YizleYizle Atlanta, GAPosts: 517Member

    I just don't remember Funcom/AoC getting so much hate for doing the same thing.

     

    They got hate for most the other parts of the game though.

  • sacredfoolsacredfool prague, TXPosts: 760Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Yizle

    I just don't remember Funcom/AoC getting so much hate for doing the same thing.

     

    They got hate for most the other parts of the game though.

    There isn't "that" much nudity in AoC. I played it for about 5 months and hardly ever noticed any -  might be because I didn't look hard enough - but I am not against nudity in games as long as it isn't their only selling point (example above)


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  • YizleYizle Atlanta, GAPosts: 517Member
    Originally posted by sacredfool
    Originally posted by Yizle

    I just don't remember Funcom/AoC getting so much hate for doing the same thing.

     

    They got hate for most the other parts of the game though.

    There isn't "that" much nudity in AoC. I played it for about 5 months and hardly ever noticed any -  might be because I didn't look hard enough - but I am not against nudity in games as long as it isn't their only selling point (example above)

    Not sure how it is now but back on release that is all you saw people running around Tortage nude. And it was a selling point they marketed too.

  • EzhaeEzhae LondonPosts: 737Member
    Originally posted by Yizle
    Originally posted by sacredfool
    Originally posted by Yizle

    I just don't remember Funcom/AoC getting so much hate for doing the same thing.

     

    They got hate for most the other parts of the game though.

    There isn't "that" much nudity in AoC. I played it for about 5 months and hardly ever noticed any -  might be because I didn't look hard enough - but I am not against nudity in games as long as it isn't their only selling point (example above)

    Not sure how it is now but back on release that is all you saw people running around Tortage nude. And it was a selling point they marketed too.

    But that's because people wanted to run nude because apparently for them it was "cool' and "edgy.  Here, you have situation similar to TERA, where you can't really not be half-naked because all the art direction is focused on providing you with armor that's more than skimpy. 

  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    Originally posted by Ezhae

    But that's because people wanted to run nude because apparently for them it was "cool' and "edgy.  Here, you have situation similar to TERA, where you can't really not be half-naked because all the art direction is focused on providing you with armor that's more than skimpy. 

    In tera you can play lots of races that don't have this " issue " for people. Human males look like your classic mmo characters pretty much.  Weird how those same people always seem to be the ones who rolled a famale castanic..but ...just to make a point right ?

    You can also buy snow suits if the thought of seeing skin makes you feel like you're going some place warm when you die.

    But honestly if what they're wearing is really a game breaking issue for someone...they're only posting here to stir the pot so to speak.

  • kaiserxxxkaiserxxx tunisPosts: 15Member Uncommon

    Looks like Shanna post got deleted as was mine and any other that quoted Shana.

    Really, this is sad....

  • DashiDMVDashiDMV Not Saying, QCPosts: 362Member
    I thought this was a joke article when I saw the headline.  If  that's what people want to play, more power to them I guess. To be honest the only real negative I see is Aeria games is behind it. That's more offensive than anything this game could show.
  • jocieBjocieB LondonPosts: 72Member
    Originally posted by Raventree
    I already saw nudity in AoC and I was shocked for about a minute.

    lol.  Tits of Conan is indeed graphically interesting - and fun.  Where animé, for me, just crosses the decency line a smidgen is how young the characters are made to look. It's not about the nudity - bring that on 100% - just don't ask me to look, facially, like a wide-eyed 8 year old with my 20-year-old-looking breasts on display.  I'm by no means a prude but I would no more play this sort of game than I would post to a message board renowned for grooming children.

  • gab4moigab4moi West GosfordPosts: 14Member Common
    giggity...
  • AcidonAcidon Salem, ORPosts: 797Member
    Originally posted by Yamota
    M for mature? More like S for stupidity or silliness. Bouncing breasts a feature now in MMOs? *facepalm*

    It has been since Lineage II actually.  I'll never forget running into a tree and then a pack of mobs while looking back, watching my female dark elf running.  I was a bit younger when that game was in beta.  That's no excuse though, since I was still in my mid twenties at that point.  ;-)

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  • KaerellaKaerella NorthwoodPosts: 16Member Common
    I'll be checking the game out, anyway - it is "free to play" after all.  "Pornstars versus Aliens" is my name for it, but an adult game for adult players seems okay to me, rather better than those creepy games where everyone looks as if they are about six, and moves like a toddler, yet the girls have grown-up curves...
  • IchmenIchmen Winnipeg, MBPosts: 1,228Member

    new feature to MMOs... boobs and genitals that deflect damage or minimize damage taken... 

    now there is a reason to be naked.. more skin = more damage protection... oh yes its a very elitist pro system....

     

    boobs that block attacks what will we think of next...

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,641Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by CrazKanuk
    This could be an *ahem* "different perspective" for gamers being that the majority of us usually play these games looking top-down on our characters, so it might take some minor adjustments to your gameplay to really get a hang of the down-up camera angles that I'm sure 99% of male games will be playing this game at (see the last image in the article) lol. 

    Those that played dark elves in Lineage 2 are more than familiar with that view of their character. :)

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  • kitaradkitarad RomePosts: 1,739Member Uncommon

    "While dressing up one of the several all-female avatars in various armors and undergarments would’ve been enough to sell the game to certain demographics, there appears to be an real game under the initial shock value."

     

    This line made me giggle. I am perhaps not affected because I am female but I suppose men and boys do react to these games and it titilates them. Korean gamers have different needs too I gather from Lineage when I tried the game. However culture aside I believe the art does initially get the type of response from male gamers you might want but the gameplay is the only thing that would keep you playing. The art itself is incidental after the intial gawk. I mean seriously how long can you spend dressing them up in lingerie...okay may be I am not exactly in a position to comment on the average male dedication to dressing women in scant clothing.

     

    I do love anime and I also read Manhwa and Manga so I am familiar with the art but gamers in general go for gameplay over the art to a large extent. I also watch the dramatization of many of these manhwas and mangas as anime and live dramas and adore them. I think it's a wonderful medium and although many might only notice this side to it there so many social aspects to it and josen manga is amazing in Japan and I personally have found so many well written stories (here's looking at Nana and Nodame Cantabile) . It is a pity  that  the side that is portrayed as tawdry gets more attention and advertisement than the good bits  that gets overlooked.

     

    ps LOL Loktofeit

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  • FARGIN_WARFARGIN_WAR New York, NYPosts: 166Member
    So reguardless whether the game has actual depth or not, its main selling point seems to still be titillating pixels. Sounds yawnarrific. Sorry Scarlet Blade, but when it comes to sexy pixels, I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine.

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  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisPosts: 1,873Member
    Originally posted by Yizle

    I just don't remember Funcom/AoC getting so much hate for doing the same thing.

     

    They got hate for most the other parts of the game though.

    Because Funcom didn't put nudity, blood and gore just for the sake of it. They are just going with Conan books.

    Where as this MMO looks cheap and desperate. However, i fail to see how this MMO is for grown ups? unless putting half naked women with big boobs ina game is what passes for 'mature' these days.

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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,452Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by FARGIN_WAR
     I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine.

    Nice Chess reference.

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