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Submitted by yeahbeer 973d ago | opinion piece

Female Protagonists in Video Games: Bring ‘Em On

Heather explores the female protagonist in video games. (Final Fantasy XIII, Mass Effect 3, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Tomb Raider, Wii U, Xbox 360)

StrongMan  +   973d ago
Bring back Nariko!
Kratoscar2008  +   972d ago
This so much, sure she is dead after the original but i remember NT saying "Dying is not the end of the story in HS universe", damm and that sounded like a sequel.

On topic, as long as the player character isnt meant to represent the player (RPGs for example) i cant play as female, role playing isnt really the same without an avatar that match your gender.

I dont mind playing TR because Lara is meant to be her own character.
j-blaze  +   973d ago
especially in Japanese games!
Donnieboi  +   972d ago
Some of my favorite female characters were from Persona. If u wan't a JRPG with great female characters that are believable (have strengths and weaknesses), check out Persona 3 and 4. Chie, Yukiko, Mituru, Yukari, Aigis, etc (you'll learn who they are if u play) are some of the most memorable characters ever, of any gender.
Kratoscar2008  +   972d ago
You forgot P1&P2 Mary (P1 most important character and according to Igor the strongest Persona user), Elly , Lisa Silverman, Ulala Serizawa and Maya Amano (Protagonist of Persona 2 Eternal Punishment) are the best females in the series.
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SageHonor  +   972d ago
I'll take the persona characters over most of the other female video game characters we have in other games. Mitsuru <3
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   972d ago
All for it.
I just hope that they employ some talented female writers to make or consult with over over the characterizations.

Not saying that a man can't write believable woman character but I think with the extra input in the industry more depth and nuance can be brought to the protagonist.
-And their will be less focus on the sexy polygons.
-an it may make her more identifiable to the growing female gamer Population.

Samus needs 2 to 3 titles just like Mario.
Metroid 3D, Metroid 2D, and a better Other M.
JBSleek  +   972d ago
Im all for it but don't place a female protagonist where she doesn't need to be. If she fits the role and it makes sense then by all means let the female protagonist live.
Black-Rock-Shooter  +   972d ago
I would love to be able to choose for a female in Battlefield 4 .Even one of the vg models activision just one hope its in the next CoD.
Trago1337  +   972d ago
Can't wait to see those stupid comments about how one's masculinity is a stake if they play as a female in a game lol.

Anyway, yeah, bing 'em on indeed, would be a nice change of pace from the "I can't believe it's not Christian Bale" staple we get in our main heroes now a days.
whamlollypop7  +   972d ago
If the female characters are developed and interesting good if they are female for the sake of being female that really defeats the purpose doesn't it? Very good article.
JeepGamer  +   972d ago
Beyond Good and Evil would be pretty much the epitome of 'fantastic game that nobody bought' and you could probably pin that on the fact that it had a female lead.

These publishers are not crazy you know. They know their market.
Sideras  +   972d ago
Sure why not, lots of good female characters out there. But let's not force it shall we.

"If the female characters are developed and interesting good if they are female for the sake of being female that really defeats the purpose doesn't it? Very good article." -whamlollypop7

Couldn't be arsed to quote you but pretty much.
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Imalwaysright  +   972d ago
I've been wanting for a MGS with The Boss as the main character since i finished MGS3.
edenianrain  +   972d ago
Bring em on some of my favorite characters like elika,farah,jade,Lara croft,samus,and kya were female so im all for .ore female protagonist.
Myst  +   972d ago
Aveline de grandpre was pretty good in AC3:Liberation on the Vita. A lot of people ( going by some of the concept art ) were surprised by the turnout and so was I.

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