I’ll only speak for myself, but I don’t play a God of War or DMC as any kind of escapist body fantasy. It’s cool because what they’re doing and the way they fight are cool, not because Kratos runs around shirtless or because Dante is a pretty boy. Ryu Hayabusa is physically as generic a ninja as has ever been conceived and has the personality of a particularly unassuming piece of driftwood, but the modern Ninja Gaidens are phenomenal action titles that deserve to be considered among the greats of gaming.
It’s fine if you want to play for the sexy/badass thing, but it’s also true that others may not want to (or even care about that at all). More to the point, I will maintain that DOA and Ivy-style fanservice isn’t even that sexy. Some DOA clip I was watching has a character’s ■■■■■ bouncing like half-filled balloons during her idle animation. Breasts don’t bounce energetically because someone is breathing, and if I saw someone with that condition I would suggest she go see someone about it. Sexy doesn’t have to mean stripper or fetish wear, and it doesn’t mean breasts heaving like they’re possessed.
On a whole other note, the whole loli and little sister thing is creepy and weird. I’m pretty open and tolerant of cultural differences, but that ■■■■ is just not ok. I wasn’t planning on picking up DOA6 because of its apparently dodgy netcode, but even if that weren’t the case the sexualization of characters who are clearly supposed to look super young is a massive red flag for me. You want to make your sexy game, whatever - but I’m sure as hell not trying to explain Marie Rose to my girlfriend or the homies. “Nah, she’s really 18…” is a ■■■■■■ way to have to start a sentence😒