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Hyrule Warriors Producer “happy to say” that there are Strong Female Characters in the Game

When Polygon interviewed Hyrule Warriors Producer, Yosuke Hayashi, the topic of females as playable characters was brought up. When asked about this, Hayashi said he was “happy to say” that Zelda would be playable. More details are given in this article.

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ZoidsRaven1522d ago

"Strong Female Characters" have been in games for the longest time.
What I would like to know is, why is that seen as a selling point for a video game?
What does it add and what does it progress in the game? 7_7

wonderfulmonkeyman1521d ago

The only reason it's a selling point right now is because feminists have been making a stink about it recently.
Outside of that, it's not as big of a deal as people think it is.
There have been strong female roles for ages now.
Though I will admit that I'm looking forward to playing as Zelda for once, outside of Smash.XD

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saviin1521d ago

Also giving a game a strong female playable character gives the other half of the population a reason to play it.

ZoidsRaven1521d ago

@saviin:
'gives the other half of the population a reason to play it'

Ok.
1) Don't say that females make up half of the population unless you prove (with facts) that means that they make up half of the console gaming market, otherwise it's pointless to bring it up.

2) REALLY!? Are you for real?
The gender of the playable character is a reason to play a good game? If someone seriously thinks/says: 'Oh! This game is almost the same as that game, but since this game has a strong/playable female character and that game doesn't, I'll get this game even if it has bugs/glitches and that game doesn't.' or someone says 'I know you don't like this game because of how bad it is, but here is a good reason to play it. PLAYABLE FEMALES!' and they think 'That is a good reason.', they obviously got more growing up to do.

Males played games like SkullGirls and Tomb Raider without b!+ching, why can't most be that mature?
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@Puppy_Farts:

The only "depth" (XD lol) that this adds is 'LOOK! Instead of a he, you can now play as a she!'. They might as well make playing as a male in Bayonetta 2 a selling point (no one ever has to BTW). It adds so little that there is no reason to bring it up.
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I have a good idea why I got the disagrees that I got, people (instead of trying to comprehend my post's point) got emotional and probably thought I don't like female playable characters, thought it was pointless to add them and or felt that something was bad about the game.

My post is not a hard to understand one.
I simply don't think it's a good idea to make a big deal about this because their inclusion doesn't make a game good and their exclusion (GOD FOR ******* BID) doesn't make a game bad. 7_7

Clogmaster1521d ago

Half the population of earth is approximately female.

I know a few girls that like to play only female characters, and males that like to play only male characters.

It's a small sample size, sure, but it doesn't mean it holds no validity.

saviin1521d ago

Seriously way to over react I said population not the console market, I know that's lower it's why most companies don't target them in the first place, but it's about relating to the character.

Now I know a serious gamer like yourself probably gets decked out in his Bayonetta gear with high heals and all in your moms basement, but when my two daughters play a game with multiple characters they both usually chose female characters because that's the character they want to be. It's about giving a choice to widen your audience.

Not really sure why your so against it as a marketing tool, and personally I've hated female characters since Athena, but I guess we all need to vent about something.

Ps. No offense to cross dressers or people that live in their mom's basement.

ZoidsRaven1521d ago (Edited 1521d ago )

Jesus Christ! XD
I'm (once again) going to have to elaborate my post, aren't I?
Seriously, did I really make it so hard to understand?

'way to over react'
I did not, I simply made response. Though I guess it's easy to accuse me of something your clearly guilty of, than actually respond to my points (clearly).

'I said population not the console market'
I know, and I said 'Don't say that females make up half of the population unless you prove (with facts) that means that they make up half of the console gaming market, otherwise it's pointless to bring it up.'. Because this was SOOO (/s) hard to understand, I'll elaborate.

Bringing up half of ANY population is pointless since (coming from you now) 'companies don't target them in the first place', to bring it up is so besides the point it might as well be off-topic. UNLESS, you (repeating myself now) 'prove (with facts) that means that they make up half of the console gaming market, otherwise it's pointless to bring it up.'.
Better? I should hope so.

'Now I know a serious gamer like yourself probably gets decked out in his Bayonetta gear with high heals and all in your moms basement'

XD That's a good one.
Let me respond to that with a quote from a guy who has some serious reading problems:
Way to over react. S:B

'when my two daughters play a game with multiple characters they both usually chose female characters because that's the character they want to be'

I probably should, but I won't give parenting tips.
What I will say is this: You should train your daughters so that they don't look for role-models in characters "they want to be".
Also this just goes back to what I said before: 'they obviously got more growing up to do'.

'Not really sure why your so against it as a marketing tool'
You don't? So you really didn't read all of my post? Shocker. /s

[I'll give the short and easy answer.]
The problem:
Entitled gamer: Look! AC:U doesn't let you play as a female! Those sexist PIGS!
Gamer: You know you can't even make a male character, right?
The way it works is similar to WatchDogs online.
Entitled gamer: Does that matter? No! It's still sexist!
Gamer: You know this game already has DLC for it right?
Entitled gamer: So?
Gamer: "So"!? That means they are shipping a game that's not even complete and asking you to pay full price for the [email protected] thing.
Entitled gamer: What's that got to do with this game being sexist?
Gamer: *headdesks*
Ubi: !?
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The problem solver:
Ubi: We love you as fans, so we care about what you think. With that said, I bring to you..... FEMALE DLC FOR AC:U!
Entitled gamer: About time too!
Gamer: More DLC.....
Everyone: *Forgets that Ubi shipped an unfinished game because they pleased the SJW*
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So here is why I feel this way..
1) Gaming's body is having a heart attack and SJW will tell gamers that 'It's time to do something about gaming's fingernails, cut em'.
2) Gimmicks are advertised as "selling points" by developers, publishers and that smelly thing they call gaming "journalism" that adds nothing to the game's gameplay or value.
3) Gamers eat all this crap up.

There is more I could have added, but I think you (hopefully) understand now.7_7

saviin1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

Wow dude talk about someone that needs a female character, I don't know who hurt you but you need to let go and get out of the house more.

And no I don't plan to take any kind of parenting advise from a crazy person

ZoidsRaven1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

I would like to thank you.
You proved that instead of responding to my points, all you are capable of is accusing me of venting because someone hurt (that point is too stupid to even reply to) me or that I'm in clear need of a 'female character'. Please remind me how I'm the one who is taking this too seriously.

@Puppy_Farts: 'Waste your time and bubbles? I mean, did you really just say that? What a joke.'
Yes, because that ONE question was the entirety of my post. I didn't even say that you were wasting my time/bubbles, I was asking. That's how you know your argument is pathetic as shyt. XD
The only joke I see is the argument skills of you two clones. From now on, you will be known as 'The Twin Bubba'.

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If you can't handle my points, don't waste my time responding.
Don't get overly emotional and respond to my facts with your feelings, no one cares.

Note: Being that you two act like sock accounts (making replies without responding to my points), I'll be making further replies with my alternate account if someone wants to actually make a point. Haven't logged-in in a long time though.
http://n4g.com/user/home/zo...

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Chrono1521d ago

I hope he doesn't mean Link.

King_of_Nothing1521d ago

This wont be enough for the PC crowd. Now it'll need to be a strong multi-racial transgender albeit gender neutral human single parent atheist in order for them to stfu.

Pancit_Canton1521d ago

Strong female character with large bazooka.

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