by Susana Polo | 1:14 pm, January 14th, 2014
The Last of Us‘ first story DLC, “Left Behind,” is doing something that the mainstream video games industry (not to mention a lot of science fiction and fantasy storytelling intended for the mainstream) is still vary wary of: telling a story about teenage girls. That is, one that isn’t purposefully exaggerated, contains elements of parody, or intends the main character to at least partially be a focal point for the male gaze. The zombie game genre has seen fast zombies, slow zombies, zombies on vacation, has let us kill them as a team, with crazily improvised weapons, and in space. But it’s the presence of a calmly and realistically girl that really sets The Last of Us and The Walking Dead apart.
Also did I mention that Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, the only Assassin’s Creed game to star a woman (and a woman of color, no less) is out on consoles and PC this week?READ MORE