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Submitted by Pozzle 856d ago | opinion piece

Hello, Ladies: An Exploration of Female Game Protagonists

UM writes: Awhile back, I let the old Book of Faces know that I liked Dave Bast’s excellent piece on GTA V’s new protagonists: The chat got me thinking about all the female game protagonists I’ve played over my fairly long gaming career, and I came to realize that though I’ve come to know and admire more than a few, I’ve yet to play one that quite reaches the complexity of a Max Payne, a John Marston or a Niko Bellic, which made my disappointment over the announcement of three all-male protagonists in Rockstar’s newest venture all the more palpable. Maybe the publisher that consistently brings us these dynamic video game protagonists could take some minutes and create a similar female protagonist one time? Do we not all realize that women can get thrills stealing cars, blowing stuff up, becoming entangled with seedy criminal underbelly types, and following a singular, skewed code of honor? Do we always have to feel these thrills by relating to a male avatar? Time will tell, I suppose.

Meanwhile, here are my five favorite female game protagonists, along with the issues I still have with them. (Bayonetta, Mass Effect 3, PC, PS3, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360)

3-4-5  +   855d ago
If you want to make a Female character real....then use Books as inspiration...They are much better at character building than video games.

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