Are female characters destined to only hold supporting roles in videogames?

Lisa at El33tonline writes:

"There are many stereotypes that exist in the world, most of which have been discussed at length on many public forums before. Females in the videogame industry is one of these stereotypes, but this time around it’s not that of female gamers or female game journalists that has found its way into the spotlight but rather that of female characters in videogames."

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MultiConsoleGamer1949d ago

Tomb Raider, Metroid, Beyond Good & Evil, Gravity Rush, Gianna Sisters and Ms. Pac-Man.

OliverKO1949d ago

Six games/series out of hundreds starring male leads. Not good enough.

BitbyDeath1949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )

Timesplitters, Resident Evil, Lollipop Chainsaw, Heavenly Sword, Dead or Alive, Mortal Kombat, DBZ games, Borderlands, Final Fantasy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Toy Story 3, Harry Potter Lego, Disney Universe.

There are tons of games where you play as women.
The whole topic is blown way out of proportion.

FRAKISTAN1949d ago

Yes they are and the the sooner women realize their place beneath men the better

Hergula1949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )

In all honesty, people should stop looking for issues to fight over and learn to live with each other. Too few female leads in gaming? Well it makes sense because over 80 % of gamers are men, and most of us like to imagine that they are the main character they are controlling, or just feel that they can have more fun with a male character than a women... Not sure, seems that way.

I personally dont care either way, yet in some games, I refuse to play as a female, like in RE6. I couldnt bring myself to kill zombies with girls... not sure as to why though. Yet I had no problem killing people with Lara Croft and Bayonetta...

ShaunCameron1949d ago

Well, at least gamers will get the "realism" they been asking for. It's consistent with a woman's natural purpose of being. A ying to the man's yang. Nature operates on mutuality, not equality. Nature made woman with "lesser" attributes than man for that specific reason.

Hicken1949d ago

Nope. But it doesn't help that people seem to think that's the only way things are.

ShaunCameron1941d ago

Blame biology and nature. Society is just acting accordingly. At least when it isn't caught up in ideals.

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