Tetsuya Nomura’s Batman

July 25, 2017 // Published by Rei

Alfred spent over an hour meticulously adjusting screws and ensuring socket joints would rotate with each flex of Bruce’s neck and shoulder muscles. Bruce insisted that Alfred refer to these muscles as “the trapezes and the delts”. For the duration that Alfred worked on the suit, Bruce had to be wearing it, making Alfred’s job […]

Kojima Women: Metal Gear Solid

July 14, 2014 // Published by Rei

“It’s rude to keep a lady waiting.” — Naomi Hunter No female character in Metal Gear Solid is treated with any semblance of gender parity, but Hideo Kojima and company come closest with Ukrainian weapons analyst Nastasha Romanenko. This is partly because Snake is never required to speak to her. Nastasha is the only named character other […]

Kojima Women: Policenauts

April 5, 2014 // Published by Rei

Jonathan Ingram, one of five police officers trained to serve on Earth’s first space colony, is presumed dead after his suit malfunctions during a training exercise.  Twenty-five years later, he is found alive and of the same physical age as when he disappeared, the suit having kept him in suspended animation.  Unable to return to […]

Kojima Women: Metal Gear 2

March 20, 2014 // Published by Rei

Solid Snake infiltrates the fortress nation of Zanzibar Land to rescue Dr. Kio Marv, whose bioengineered microorganism, OILIX, holds the key to solving the world’s energy crisis. “She’s a woman.  Don’t be fooled by her enemy disguise…” — Dr. Drago Pettrovich Madnar When Solid Snake encounters the again-imprisoned Dr. Pettrovich Madnar, Madnar mentions to Snake […]