60°
Submitted by yeahbeer 755d 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  +   755d ago
Bring back Nariko!
Kratoscar2008  +   754d 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  +   755d ago
especially in Japanese games!
Donnieboi  +   754d 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  +   754d 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.
#2.1.1 (Edited 754d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(1) | Report
SageHonor  +   754d ago
I'll take the persona characters over most of the other female video game characters we have in other games. Mitsuru <3
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   755d 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.

Anyway,
Samus needs 2 to 3 titles just like Mario.
Metroid 3D, Metroid 2D, and a better Other M.
JBSleek  +   754d 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  +   754d 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  +   754d 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  +   754d 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  +   754d 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  +   754d 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.
#9 (Edited 754d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
fgwedfger   754d ago | Spam
Imalwaysright  +   754d ago
I've been wanting for a MGS with The Boss as the main character since i finished MGS3.
edenianrain  +   754d 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  +   754d 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.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

PN Review: AVGN Adventures (Wii U)

39m ago - While AVGN Adventures may be on the short side, it still provides a fun time even for those not f... | Wii U
20°

PN Review: Underground (WiiU eShop)

40m ago - PN: While I did get frustrated numerous times during the game, Underground is a neat puzzle solvi... | Wii U
Ad

Filmwatch Contest Details

Now - Come celebrate the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron with us on Filmwatch and win cool prizes. | Promoted post
20°

Samsung Teams Up With Matador for 'MY 360' Celebrity Series on Gear VR

40m ago - VRFocus reports on the news that Samsung has teamed up with production company Matador to created... | Android
40°

We Are Doomed Review | The DGCast

43m ago - We Are Doomed is a fast paced, colorful twin stick shooter that will make your thumbs hurt. It's... | PC
30°

Humble Weekly Bundle Multiplayer Mayhem has 7 Steam Games for $10

45m ago - SteamFirst: Humble Weekly Bundle Multiplayer Mayhem has 7 multiplayer games for $10! Donations go... | PC