The Island of Beautiful Men

Homer in Silicon on Coconut Queen. It’s a polished, shiny time management/tycoon game that exemplifies one of my biggest pet peeves in narrative: leading the player on with story and then not delivering.

Oh, and the island is full of buff half-naked dudes. It’s sort of parodying objectification, but sorta not.

2 thoughts on “The Island of Beautiful Men”

  1. It’s sort of parodying objectification, but sorta not.

    It seems like most (all?) parodies of objectification have to in the process do some sort of objectifying, and a less astute observer might, er, enjoy the results and completely miss the satire.

    (Also, I have heard Bayonetta was supposed to be a parody of objectification. Uh-huh.)

  2. Yeah, but Bayonetta really *is* an object. She’s not a real person. That’s why she can play the parody “straight”.

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