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Submitted by Pozzle 701d ago | opinion piece

GTA V: What About A Female Protagonist?

WC: Loads of fans feel Grand Theft Auto is a game made for a male for a male. Women have been portrayed in Grand Theft Auto with a number of roles: wives, girlfriends, hookers, siblings, crazy (look below for Catalina), drug pushers, pole dancers or mistresses. There’s probably a whole lot more that I missed, but you get the picture.

But would a female protagonist not open up to more gamers who would like a change of the countless male characters in the previous titles? (Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

DoomeDx  +   702d ago
I think I know why..

Because they have to re-write the entire script of the pedestrians.

No more hookers and such..
ThatXboxGuy  +   702d ago
No thanks.
OneAboveAll   702d ago | Immature | show
George Sears  +   701d ago
A female protagonist would not succeed. Why? Because of how close minded gamers are. Just look at the few comments here. This alone would make any developer cringe on trying such a bold move as simply changing sexes.

Personally, I would like to see this happen. Not only that, but given R* track record on previous GTA's (even more so on the multiple GTA IV's DLC portraying other main protagonists) I just know that they can make this work. But the problem is if it can sell, and sell just as much as any other GTA.
ShaunCameron  +   701d ago
Or could it be because gamers are getting sick of this politically correct utopian liberal nonsense being forced down their throats just so some feelings of those who got left out don't get hurt.
Roper316  +   701d ago
I always preferred a female protagonist in my games.

@ doomedx Who says a woman can't pick up a hooker? They do in real life in case you didn't know that. I've done it with my GF & we've picked up strippers from the bar too.

I'm more worried about the rampages, mini games and other things that made exploring the games prior to GTA IV so much fun.

I also hope they lose the stupid cellphone. It never failed that every time I started a mission the dumb thing would ring and I would either have to quit the mission or piss off my friend.
bunfighterii  +   701d ago
A lot of the appeal of GTA and games in general is they transpose you into the character. They make you feel immersed in the character, and to a large extent want you to feel as if you are the character. The fact is, most gamers are male. While there are growing numbers of female gamers out there, it's a male dominated pursuit and developers typically will cater to that audience.

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