Breasts could make a video game character more interesting. Most video game characters are only interesting on a surface level. If looks don't matter, I'm sure you wouldn't mind if there were a really fun game starring a guy who shoots enemies with a penis sticking out of his forehead.
Last edited by jesse_custer; 11-07-2012 at 02:38 PM.
That's rather silly, you should have the right to choose whoever you want to play as in a video game. Video games are for fun & to escape from reality for a short while. Does it really matter what the gender is of the character you're playing as? I don't think so, & I find it odd your family makes a fuss over it. They're just video games o; Gender does not determine how interesting a character is. It's their character, their personality. That's how characters gain fans I believe.
In Call of Duty, the only thing separating Sgt. Jackson and Sgt. Sanderson is the color of their skin. Neither character has a personality to speak of (or even talks IIRC). That doesn't mean that one of these guys is automatically interesting just because most video game protagonists aren't black.
Well, in my case it's because I'm going to make a character that at least somewhat resembles me if I have a choice.It's a reason to say why the hell *aren't* you making female characters and instead defaulting to male characters?
Last edited by Xero Kaiser; 11-07-2012 at 03:18 PM.
I know this is a little off the original point of the topic, but the point you trying to make was that only Metroid: Other M tried to give her a personality then I'd counter-argue that Other M fell into the same problems with character development that other games fall into with their 'generic dude in armour' characters. In that their writing is bad. What makes say Marcus Fenix' characterisation from Gears of War better than Samus'? If you were to take Other M in isolation from all the other Metroid games, I'd say very little. They're both pretty bad or generic writing. However what made Other M bad compared to the other Metroid games is that Other M felt like a radical shift in characterisation from people had come to know for Samus. And how could that be possible if Samus was just a blank slate with zero personality? It's because, aside from the very first Metroid I guess, is that she isn't a blank slate.
To get back to the point of the topic, I'm not advocating for more bland generic characters either male or female. I'm merely saying that IF that's what we have to accept for a particular game, then why in the majority of the cases is the accepted, default choice a male character? Or, more to the point, why does it matter if the character is *not* a male? Why not instead of Marcus Fenix have Marcia Fenix? What difference does it make to the gameplay of Gears of War? The only one I can really come up with is that at least we wouldn't have yet another bulked up *dude* in armour with a big gun.
Seriously...pay them no mind. I can think of why someone would protest to a guy playing girl character. Honestly, if I'm playing a co-op game with my boys, I don't want to be Sheva from "Resident Evil 5". But I'm weird like that. Go for it, dude!
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And I do find breasts very interesting. I like em a lot. So I obviously don't mind seeing them a lot in the various forms of entertainment I entertain myself with.
And now that I think of it ... how does playing a gal character make your folks think you might have an alternate sexual preference? I don't get. I mean if they are worried you aren't heterosexual then how does being entertained by some gal in a sexualized costume make them think you're not?
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Look at the historic most popular games with female leads
Metroid, where she wore a giant robot suit that didn't even let you know she was a woman, and then a long gap, and Tomb Raider, a game where the advertising did it's best to tell you how big the main characters tits were.
Neither game was better because the main character was female.
Debatebly, Final Fantasy 3 was better because it had females in more prominent positions, just for varieties sake. But it's not like they were focused on more or people liked it just because of the characters.
I think your core issue in this, is that less woman play console and pc games (like...game games, not your sims or angry birds) than men, and it's probably not going to change anytime soon, so it's a chicken and the egg sort of thing. Do woman not play games as much because there aren't many women in them in the lead roles, or are there not many women in lead roles because not many women play.
Or is it because the adds for games with female leads look like this
Neither game was better for having a female lead, but both games were more interesting or, at the very least, generated a different sort of interest than Contra. That's the distinction.
Like I said, I don't think most video game characters generate interest beyond the surface. Case in point, why is Luigi interesting? Like Mario, he's Italian and wears overalls and has a mustache. However, unlike Mario, he wears green clothes and is tall. Typically, that's all it takes in video games. Therefore, if breasts on a character does it for someone, it's not like this would break any unspoken rule about appreciation of video game character design.
Last edited by jesse_custer; 11-08-2012 at 07:01 AM.
Not just Other M. I know they had given us bits and pieces before that, but I think Fusion was the first game that actually had Samus say anything or react to what was happening and that was like 15 years after her creation.but the point you trying to make was that only Metroid: Other M tried to give her a personality
The main thing I always hear people complaining about (aside from her following the retarded restrictions she was given) is her freaking out when she fought Ridley, someone she's kicked the shit out of numerous times before. And by this point we've played Fusion and Zero Mission so we had some idea how Samus acts (or should be acting) by this point.However what made Other M bad compared to the other Metroid games is that Other M felt like a radical shift in characterisation from people had come to know for Samus. And how could that be possible if Samus was just a blank slate with zero personality?
Last edited by Xero Kaiser; 11-08-2012 at 05:02 PM.