Hello everyone, MartiusR here, it’s my first post (I’m from Poland and I’m active PC player since about 20 years - time flies like crazy!).
Now, regarding the article - I like the brief history of Bombshell character in form of comparison (even if presented pictures are not always “comparable”). I just don’t like that there was mentioned so many times “oh emphasis of sexualization”. Ok, some of the early pictures were showing definitelly too small amount of clothes on Shelly (let me call her with this name even if she wasn’t considered back then to have this name yet, aside from Bombshell monikier), but rest of them? Seems rather fine for some action game, especially in Duke Nukem’s style (where Duke was archetypical type of “macho”, very fond on young and pretty ladies etc. I don’t feel that it’s necessary to make this way of “manifestation” of political correctness (“there was emphasis of sexualization, BUT WE GET RID OF IT!”).
Aside from that aspect - I like how SHelly is looking in Ion Maiden and I’m really eager to play in full version of it (made a pre-order on GOG), I’ve recently finished both demo campaign of Ion Maiden and whole Bombshell (bought it on GOG as well), and I can’t wait for having more fun with Shelley in full version of Ion Maiden.
(sad thing is, that despite the fact that I don’t think that Bombshell is a bad game, after finishing it I’ve got an impression that it didn’t brought me nowhere near as much fun as most of the “top-down” shooter I’ve played so far)