There are a lot of games out there which could have been a lot more enjoyable for us barefoot fans if the babes in them just took a bit of time and opportunity to show off their sexy feet in alternate outfits or special cutscenes. Here are a few of the great barefoot babe games that could have been...
Resident Evil 5. Yeah, this game is awesome, no doubt. The gameplay borrows a lot from the previous game, but makes it even more playable and mixes things up with a new inventory system and the inclusion of a companion. It would have been awesome if one or more of the babes at least showed off their soles and bared their feet. Main heroine Sheva Alomar has a sexy alternate tribal outfit, but she's still wearing sandals- a barefoot Jungle Girl-look would have been awesome. Then there's villainess Excella Geone- perhaps if she slipped off her sandals and gave Wesker a little footsie, maybe he wouldn't have stuck her with the Ourobouros virus. Finally, there's Jill Valentine... a barefoot outfit should have been included, to make her new femme fatale look sexy as hell. Or maybe there could have been a flashback to her being put into cold sleep, dressed in just a skimpy outfit and shoeless. Ah, well. What could have been...
Streetfighter IV. Right now, I can care less about this game- it's a freaking requel like that Superman Returns movie, not knowing where it stands in the continuity of the saga. But the crappiest thing about it is, all the characters who show off their bare feet are ugly stinky guys. Now, if only they included Streetfighter III babes like barefoot ninja Ibuki, karate girl Makoto or Capoeira princess Elena, this game would have rocked. Or at least they could have given Sakura a true Ryu-look for her alternate outfit and finally gotten rid of her sneakers. Or how about an alternate Chun-Li outfit based on the her SF2 Animated Movie fight scene with Vega? Then there's Cammy- a bikini or swimsuit would be awesome- legions of barefoot fans would love to see her out of her boots (and you can, in the issues of the Streetfighter 2 Turbo comic by Udon). On the flip side, there is a chance that more alternate outfits may come to SFIV- hopefully some barefoot ones for the babes- IF the Capcom devs get off their lazy butts.
Dynasty Warriors. Koei puts out a DW game every year, it seems, and none of them really have barefoot babes to speak off. The closest being Zhu Rong, the blonde barbarian princess, who shows off her toes in her sandals but is otherwise still shod. I guess comely females going barefoot in the middle of battle isn't totally realistic- but then again, so is beautiful courtesans armed with parasols laying waste to whole companies of soldiers. Barefoot female warriors would make the yearly DW release something to look forward to for barefoot fans and make all that monotonous action fresher... or at least, sexier.
Tenchu. This is a ninja game, but sadly female kunoichis Ayame and Rin never go barefoot in the games. If only they followed Ibuki's fashion sense and bared their sexy feet, slinking around would be so much more silent and sexy. To be fair though, you can create your own barefoot ninja babe in the Xbox360 title Tenchu Z... just watch out for sub-par gameplay and less-than-stellar graphics.
Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe. This clunky fighter may be MK's swan song, it seems, given Midway's current financial troubles. But they could have gotten more sales of the cross-over fighter if they put in more shoeless sirens in the mix. MK isn't known for barefoot babes, but barefoot alternate oufits or maybe character customization could have been included. Barefoot Sonya and Kitana would have been pretty awesome, and made some of the otherwise crappy Fatalities hot. On the DC side, Wonder Woman could have had the option to fight without her boots (like she does in the new animated Wonder Woman movie... HOT!), or they could have included Poison Ivy instead of Catwoman- and I'm talking about the Alex Ross Justice version- the hot nature goddess with normal skin and naked save for leaves around her private parts... man, I want Ivy in all DC games... heheh.
Ah, well. Hopefully as time goes on, character customization will become mandatory for games, allowing for more barefoot babes in more titles, and advanced graphics will make digital feet all the more realistic and sexy. For now though, all we can do is be thankful for the babes that we can enjoy in current games, and look forward to those still to come.
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