Super Meat Boy
Regardless... I can't think of that many games these days anymore that still have damsels in distress :S
Aside from Mario, I can't think of many. One might think of Zelda, but she has also frequently broke that stereotype by for example being the leader of a Pirate crew bossing you around (Tetra) or by doubling as the mysterious masked person that helps you (Sheik).
snip, broken merge.
A kickstarter to raise funds to end video game sexism?
I've seen Limbo however, although I've never thought of the sister as a damsel in distress.
Technically yes, but I don't think she's portrayed as a weak woman love interest rather than as a small girl that's also your sister.
Then again, if she is, that would make the protagonist's daughter in Dead Rising 2 a damsel in distress too.
Also wasn't the plot in one of the silent hill games that the protagonist is trying to find his missing daughter?
Hmm... I guess that would make her a damsel in distress too, but I don't see how that's sexist rather than just a father trying to save someone he loves.
the protagonist in limbo is a kid as well
the protagonist in silent hill and dead rising is an adult
Riiight... so umm...
I have issues seeing family members as sexist damsels in distress :S
Can't say much about the other games you mentioned though since I've never played them or seen them played much
I think that's going far off topic with something like Limbo. Unless you think fuzzy silhouettes are sexual objects or whatever, how could that really apply to Limbo? The protagonist's sister is trapped in Limbo and you are trying to save her (and yourself) from the place. The end is no more than a heartwarming reunion between two shadows.
I don't see it being considered a damsel in distress kind of game because it doesn't have the same implications as something like Zelda or Mario or whatever, where those character's are generally portrayed as weak.
Limbo is supposed to feel like you are barely gripping to survival as you search for your half-dead sister.
In Heart of Darkness you're a small boy that jumps on a spaceship to rescue his dog that was kidnapped by the shadowlord, would the dog be an example of a male damsel in distress ?
How about mansel in distress? Replace princess with prince. The protagonist can stay a guy. Support gay rights yes.
i'd like to see that.
guys get incapped 3x more than girls in l4d and l4d2
aren't there 3 times as many guys?
I'm going over to TV tropes to see if I can see any male examples of damsels in distress.
Pray for me guys, there's no telling if I'll ever make it back.
Hmm... Luigi's mansion comes to mind where the whole plot is that Mario's gone missing in the haunted house and has ended up trapped inside a painting... then again, Mario is Luigi's brother... so again it's the whole family situation.
I just have TVtropes open as a separate tab. That ensures my safety from surfing it days on end.
god damn it, stop breaking my automerge.
You're one to talk
Griggs in the Russian house, etc.
MW3 continues the misogyny with the russian president's daughter, but by and far the series is more about "dudes in distress"
the point isn't that dudes aren't in distress, but that it's never the women who save them. it's pretty much always other dudes.
Well, there's the Super Princess Peach game where princess Peach has to rescue Mario and Luigi
I also think the plot in Monkey Island 2 has you rescued by the damsel in distress too, who for the record does not at all need much help at all to be rescued by you, in fact, you tend to mess up her plans with your attempts to save her.
frozen synapse ftw
you're not a "GUY" helping the women and men, you're a genderless, amorphous, AI called "Tactics" because that's you're good at.
But that's probably because I couldn't hear it over the sound of everything going to hell, like it always is in CoD. But I can expect soldiers, - on a battlefield, - to call names and be somewhat disrespectful towards just about anyone. There's no misogyny anyway. Disrespect to said woman, yes, maybe. Since when disrespecting particular woman, or, in this case, woman-looking-imaginary-characther is misogynystic?
It's just hollywood action script writing, it can be expected but not excused if you want to look at it from that perspective.
again, I'm using the term misogyny in the most blanket way where yes, disrespect towards one woman can be equated to that.
Then just call it 'disrespect', it's not 'hatred or mistrust' (which is the goddamn definition of misogyny)
I still can't get it why people are repeatedly getting offended all of a sudden by something that was around for thousands of years. Religious people, feminists...