This year has been a solid year for gaming, but friggin’ heck, dudes, there have been a ton of remakes. As such, I wanted to take a moment to consider the fresh new games of the first half of the year and, more so, I wanted to note the fresh new faces of some of the game’s prominent female characters. My appraisal? It’s been a pretty hot year so far, but it’s not because of global warming.
Here’s CheatCC’s list of the hottest new faces in gaming. Beware, as there will be some spoilers.
Freya, God of War
Freya is a literal goddess and the ex-wife of Odin; it’s no surprise that she’s got a lot working for her. In God of War , Freya is a total badass, but not in an obvious way. She just radiates bravery. She was the Queen of the Valkyries and, moreover, a woman who married Odin to end bloodshed, then left him due to moral disagreements. It’s no surprise that this is rarely a good idea, so it’s all the more impressive that Freya made the decisions she made. Confidence is sexy. Also, look at her.
North, Detroit: Become Human
North’s got that cute kinda sexy going on, visually, but beyond that, she’s got the behavior of a deviant. This is, perhaps, because she isn’t just an android, but an android that was designed to be a sex robot. For these two reasons, a gamer might decide North is sexy, even if it’s just for one reason or the other. It’s hard to talk about North without giving much of the narrative game’s plot away but I’d wager that her personality will win you over throughout the course of Detroit: Become Human.
Android 21, Dragon Ball FighterZ
I’ve long been a fan of Akira Toriyama’s work and, growing up, I developed crushes on so many Dragon Ball Z women, because I’m just that cool. Android 18, Bulma, Frieza… I loved them all. But this year’s new arrival from Dragon Ball FighterZ may have muscled its way past those other formidable women to become the new bae. She’s got that nerdy look, an active role in the story, ridiculous amounts of power, and, of course, that Akira Toriyama charm.
Materia, Dissidia NT
In regards to Final Fantasy, materia is usually a word referring to the magical items that form the core of Final Fantasy VII’s combat system. In Dissidia NT, Materia refers to a smoking hot, angelic Goddess who summons the heroes to her realm in order to do her bidding. While Dissida NT was one of this year’s personal disappointments, Materia’s presence helped to ease the pain, even if the only way to see her was through an arduous process of unlocking cutscenes.
Third Fleet Master, Monster Hunter World
The Third Fleet Master is a Wyverian in Monster Hunter World who possesses unique features, an alluring mysticism, and a hunger for knowledge. She is also a survivor, fighting in the new world after the destruction of her ship. This raven haired beauty fiercely protects her crew and exhibits determination at every turn.