@Ashton: I'm not a prude. Sexuality is fine, I don't have a Tumblr or anything like that, but I see plenty images of women is sexual poses etc. It doesn't bother me in the slightest, they are just images and I proudly support sex workers in their profession (well, as much as I can without paying them for their profession if you get me). I just don't score it any additional points whatsoever when sexual images are interwoven into a game for no reason.
The buxomness of these women isn't anything to do with the story, they just come from a universe where all women are in someway like that.
Catherine is a great example of gaming and sexuality melding well.
The fighter is a perfect example of the sexualization of male characters, actually. Just like the female characters, his broad chest is overemphasized - and, guess what? Many women find broad chests attractive. Gears of War is another example of this, though people claim it's a "male power fantasy" instead. A man's penis doesn't need to be half-hanging out for him to be sexualized. Just as a woman can be sexualized while fully clothed, so can men.
Wizard and Elf/Archer are probably the most normal of the bunch. I actually like Wizard's design best and will probably be playing him.
I suppose we'll have to agree to disagree, though.
Broad chested men aren't sexual just simply for the fact that they exist
. The men aren't jutting out their asses and bending over like the Sorceress (while of course keeping the boobs in shot), are they? I never claimed that a mans penis had to be out, a penis is just a penis and boobs are just boobs, but it's intent that matters, and to me there is clear intent that the women are the ones portrayed as sexual objects only.
@Tunnels: I would never make personal assumptions on people like that. The funny thing is that I am perfectly down with the Otaku types who have their waifu's and have their hentai games, at least they are honest and know what they like.
@Dice: I'm aware. :P And we still don't have male objectification and sexalization in this game equal to that of women, so the trend continues.
Ps. I think abs are the equivalent to breasts on a man, but that might just be me. ;)