Sword of Sodan (Genesis) review
"Sword of Sodan is a bad game, but that doesn't mean it has no value. It's not an unplayable, glitch-ridden mess like Dark Castle, and it's not an exercise in inanity like Budokan. The game's an ambitious spectacle of failure, full of crazy and hilarious scenarios — only a few of which I've documented here."
|The female's physical prowess is an arbitrary reversal that fails to further|
female representation in gaming. Even the staunchest opponents of gender
discrimination in entertainment would admit that Conan was stronger than Red
Sonja. A superior method of differentiation would have been to grant the female
swifter speed or alchemic skill. Such advantages would accentuate females' heightened
dexterity and intelligence . . . reducing the male's attack power only makes him appear weak
and sexually undesirable. I doubt any gamer, male or female, would be attracted to such a character. The value of
such a design decision is spurious when viewed from either a marketing or moral perspective. Nonetheless, I applaud the developer's desire to
tread dangerous ground in an unfriendly arena. The evolution of dissolution in stereotyping is not a road without its potholes . . .
Staff review by Zigfried (Date unavailable)
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