Quick – when I say ‘Aliens’, what do you think of? Okay, apart from H.R. Giger’s Xenomorphs. Is it Ripley? It’s Ripley, right? Of course it is. Because she’s the main protagonist through FOUR movies, while simultaneously being one of the strongest female characters in any film.
Even if we narrow it down to ‘Aliens’ – the film Aliens: Colonial Marines draws most of its inspiration from – there are three other strong female characters in that one alone (RIP Vasquez). So how, do you think, Gearbox ‘forgot’ to add women to the multiplayer portion of Aliens: Colonial Marines? The “most badass military outfit in the galaxy”, and not one woman? If you think this is an embarrassing oversight, there is a petition to change it over here – do give it a good signing.