Bezza89 wrote:Part of the problem with female protagonists these days is the gaming media, you can't just have a female protagonist, she has to be non-sexualised. What? You're wearing a corset Elizabeth of Bioshock infinite? You whore! Wearing clothing of the time. Lara Croft fighting for survival? Oh she's being raped now is it? Ha I exaggerate, my point is if your game is going to be ridiculed for being sexist on the slightest of design choices it's no surprise they avoid using females.
Elizabeth was accused of being a sexist character? seriously if thats true then thats very depressing, as you say its fashion of the time, and while she is quite pretty shes hardly a sexed up pouting model - so far from what i can make out she's should be a fantastic character who just happens to be female.
Bezza89 wrote:I'm more irked by the stereotyping of male protagonists, how many games feature muscly men with skin heads compared to how many that have a normal bloke. Why am I not represented with my slim beardy wisdom? Why can't I save the world, why do I need muscles bigger than my head, they're never lifting anything heavy...
pft we all know you have to be a grizzled bald headed veteran with muscles able to lift miniguns and such. Oh and also if you can't shout in an American accent you can't be a leader