Never thought I'd be a person to do a blog but after the latest "scandal" going through the gaming world I felt I had to take to my keyboard/phone and let loose.
Please bear in mind I've never done one of these, most likely never will again so cherish the moment (or let it die in the submissions area) and feel free to criticise/point out areas I need to approve .
The topic I'm referring to is that of Ubisofts recent revelation that there is no female characters in their latest assassins creed and far cry.
What have we, as a gaming community, come to?
Devs spend countless hours dedicating their lives to bring hours upon hours of entertainment to our lives and what do we do? Go to arms over a relatively small issue.
Don't get me wrong I'm all for equality but lashing out at devs because they have opted not to include a female lead is ridiculous. Gaming is an art form regardless of what the main stream says. Some games lately have been mind blowing gorgeous (admittedly short on substance but beautiful none the less). To me they're an art form. While this may sound like random drivel it is leading to my point.
Has there ever been uproar against artist because they haven't used enough men or women in their art. If a dev opts for a male lead that's their choice, their right as the makers of the game. Why should what they feel best suits the game be modified and twisted to suit a minority. The majority of gamers (at least I hope) couldn't give two tosses if the lead was male, female, both or some new alien sex.
And so ends my little rant. Feel free to criticise, praise, hate, love, help on the above.
Do bear in mind this is my first time blogging. Thanks for reading!