There are probably dozens of would-be psychologists out there right now delving into why so many men choose female counterparts. But in many cases, there might not be a great truth hidden in an idea of self-image projected onto an avatar.
I didn't read the article but let me tell you my reason: if I'm going to stare at something for hours on end, it better have a pair of tits.
Well, I did choose female characters in 3 games: Fallout 2, Baldur's Gate 2 and Arcanium. One of the reasons was in Fallout, female characters had much different options and play methods (Specially Fallout 2) and thus I wanted to try different things in other RPGs but none were as perfect Fallout (Though Arcanium came close).
Because most gamers are guys.
Some game developers have this stupid idea that the lead character always reflects the target audience .. (So, a game with a 9yo girl as lead is target to 9yo girls .. even if it has terror in it.) .. or it's ideal form.
No, most of us only want characters that suit the story .. @_@ .. pleasing on the eyes somehow.
And so they want to ban this wonderful thing? Bastards >_<
If i wanted to see tits i'd summon Garuda, if i wanted to see bra & panties i'd summon Shiva! since being a lvl 75 summoner had it's benefits! But I never chose a female character unless I had no choice like Gaunlet on ps2 I like the Green elf aarow character but it's only a female, so I rocked her!
Because they're a bunch of geeks that won't get to see real tits in there lifetime.
ill pick a female only if she has good controls, but if the male character is stronger then ill get a dude.
> guys/geeks mostly dominate the gaming world
> it's way to expensive to go out with girls/women/ladies nowadays
> a lot of games out there that cater to guys/geeks imagination
> even a lot of the lady-folks' out there seems to enjoy the choices that the virtual world brings
I didn't read the article either, but... I always perfer a female character in games because as an adult male i'd perfer to look at a good looking member of the opposite sex, rather than something that I am already.
Plus, I believe that if you are a male over the age of 12, and you would perfer some strong man with muscles showing, and barely has any clothes covering him up. Then you might unknowingly be a homosexual! There's nothing wrong with that, "I say let people be who they are!"
But I just hate guys who call theirself heterosexual, and say that a virtual chick isn't real! OK... it's true, But if i'm going to play a game for a long period of time, i'd rather look at something i'm interested in, and not something i'm not! I like women... so I like to see women on screen in my games. In any game I buy, if they offer the option to create a female character... "I'm creating a female character!"
But in the end I guess it's all about what a particular gamer feels comfortable with. I just think they should put more focus on creating games with female lead characters. It has been however many years, and the only rememberable lead characters we have are Lara Croft, and maybe Joanna Dark. Princess peach and others don't count because they rode the coat-tails of series like Mario to get noticed. I respect sony for Heavenly sword, because it seems like they realized this. and because of heavenly sword, I may pick up a ps3! Well not just yet, I still need to see more for the system... But I like the direction it's heading!
I'd love it if they created a game starring Jade Raymond(Assassins Creed), or one of the girls from G4tv(Olivia Munn, Layla K.,Morgan Webb, Kristen Holt.)... Just a thought!
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