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Ken Levine Disappointed With The Physical Interest In BioShock: Infinite's Elizabeth

Posted by Sammy Barker

Irrational Games' outspoken gaffer, Ken Levine, has spoken out about his "disappointment" regarding the gaming community's sexualised response to BioShock: Infinite's female protagonist, Elizabeth

The luminary said in an interview with OXM that creating a sex symbol was never the developer's intent, and that it's a shame that gamers are so focused on the character's figure rather than her personality.

“I’d much rather talk about what [Elizabeth is] going through as a person, but whatever. [The fans] have the right to shout out whatever they want,” he said.

“Does she need to be physically attractive? Booker’s not exactly an unattractive dude himself. He doesn’t have a spare tyre and he’s a good-looking guy. Generally people in media are more attractive than the average person.

“In terms of her body type, I think certainly people on the Internet have spent way more time thinking about Elizabeth’s chest than I have. It’s something I’ve barely thought about."

Instead, Levine thinks the character's most important asset is her eyes.

“I’ve spent way more time thinking about her eyes than her chest because eyes show a ton of expression, and you see her at a great distance,” he said.

We think much of the obsession with Elizabeth's, ahem, assets, can be attributed to this rather fetching cosplay.



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