Anita Sarkeesian's new video is about what games do right

The Feminist Frequency videos typically focus on where video games go wrong with gender, but the latest episode by Anita Sarkeesian takes a different angle: the times when they really succeed.

In the first episode of her new, ongoing Positive Female Characters miniseries, Sarkeesian celebrates the Scythian, the protagonist of the mythic adventure game Sword and Sworcery. Although her gender isn't necessarily obvious, in part because of the pixelated art, Sarkeesian says the star of this retro epic "quietly asserts that women can fill the role of mythic hero as effectively as men can."