Will We Ever See A Shin Megami Tensei Game With A Female Lead?

Siliconera: When I spoke with Masayuki Doi, character designer on Shin Megami Tensei IV, we talked about the idea of having a female protagonist in a mainline Shin Megami Tensei game.

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Xof2009d ago

I'm of the opinion that nearly every RPG--certainly those with "mute" protagonists--ought to have a gender-slider at least.

Of course, the prepubescent boy gamers tend to throw a tantrum at the idea of giving players the option to play as girls.

Hadoukameha2008d ago

Who throws a tantrum? That's just your made-up statistic.

Xof2008d ago

The four people who clicked disagree, for example, are the kinds of people who throw tantrums. They object to the very idea of female player characters--it doesn't get much more absurd than that.

And I'd suggest looking up the word "Statistic." It does not mean whatever you think it means.

wishingW3L2008d ago (Edited 2008d ago )

Persona 3 has female lead on PsP. Digital Devil Saga 2 lead is female too... Both are part of the SMT series.

RandomGamer2008d ago

Persona 2 Eternal Punishment had Maya as well. Of course they did mention mainline tho.

Firan2008d ago

This article is about the main SMT games but yes you are right.

Xof2008d ago (Edited 2008d ago )

Technically speaking, neither Digital Devil Saga nor Persona are part of the Shin Megami Tensei series. All three series (Shin Megami Tensei, Persona, Digital Devil Survivor), etc. are spin-offs of the Megami Tensei series.

There have only been six Shin Megami Tensei games:

Shin Megami Tensei
Shin Megami Tensei II
Shin Megami Tensei III (Nocturne)
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Shin Megami Tensei: If...
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

That's it.

The confusion lies in inaccurate localizations.

Kratoscar20082007d ago

DDS 2 Seraph was an ermaphrodite,its both a he and a she.

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NihonjinChick2008d ago (Edited 2008d ago )

Why not do it? Give players a little more choice.

Also, I read the article and not adding female lead characters for the sake of tradition is BS.

Snookies122008d ago

I'm with you on that one. No reason to hold back on doing it for tradition's sake. Bottom line is, the idea of a female protagonist for them shouldn't be off the table before they even think about it. Either way though, the SMT games are usually very well done and at least their female characters usually aren't that bad.

I liked having the option of male or female protagonist in Persona 3 Portable though.

-Mika-2008d ago

I disagree. Most of the shin megami tensai are male buyers and I think they would be turned off by playing as a female only.

Baka-akaB2008d ago (Edited 2008d ago )

The only turn off for me on psp , is that you could only date guys , and amongt the cast only akihiko wasnt vomit inducing when it comes to the idea . Of course this would lead to male/male relationship too being demanded , but as long as it's a choice , why not .

It's obvious it will happens at some point in Persona ... but SMT ? it must be story dependent and not just an option

Saksoy2008d ago

All female are welcome to my game.

Hadoukameha2008d ago

The gender should be decided based on whether it fits the story or not. Creative freedom needs to be preserved, not trampled on by feministic agenda or anything else.

Baka-akaB2008d ago (Edited 2008d ago )

Of course , but in Persona's instance , there is no issue . With the exception of the two Persona 2 games (one of wich had a female lead) , the heroes were blank state and dating machines .

Imo they only didnt add a female counterpart to persona 4 Golden , because it was a way bigger overhaul than P3P , and because they had to protect the brand of the anime serie .

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