Originally Posted by poopinmymouth
As an artist I cannot disagree more strongly. Using existing stereotypes as a shortcut is incredibly lazy and the reason why we have so many same-y games out. If an artist has any pride whatsoever they should constantly be on the lookout for how to stretch boundaries or communicate in new ways.
Yes and no. Bald SPESS MUHREENS *patriotic salute* may be overdone, but the core concept of a soldier is so fundamental that you can't remove it without drastically limiting the story you can tell. With her vids she's talking about core storytelling elements like "girl inspires boy" or "bad things happen to love interests". These are such basic concepts that she's more or less arguing for the destruction of entire genres, to be replaced with... I dunno, movies about a woman being a real person. Fun?