Hardcore Gamer: Nintendo is a Japanese company, and Tomodachi Collection is a game designed with Japanese society in mind.
Well.. living in Japan I can tell you that for them....its not stranger than being black or being a foreigner. They see gay as one of those mysterious things foreigners do...since most Japanese gay men marry (a woman) anyway. Nintendo is still a company (whose goal is to make money) and I'm sure more people would complain if it was included.
That's my point exactly. Some societies still think it's strange. Trying to shoehorn it to everybody isn't as fair as it is trying to please the homosexual community. I must add I'm not saying it's strange. I'm saying although some societies think it's perfectly normal, they don't except same sex marriage as being normal, such as Japan.
I have no problem with gay marriage, and I think it should be legalized. I'm a little relieved they didn't add it, because I don't want hardcore bible-thumpers and political activists ruining a great thing in the name of furthering a political agenda. They've done it too many times already.
well if the body was made to reproduce with two sticks, call me and I'll change my opinion on the matter
@TomShoe I don't think those political activists deserve the satisfaction either, but simply omitting things like this is not how we combat people like that. Freedom of speech will reign with more open minded games being successful. Mass Effect 3 had homosexual relationships for male Shepard and the previous two had lesbian relationships. All three Mass Effect games were popular despite that.
@InTheZoneAC The body and the mind are two different things, and that comment is neither here nor there, since there are countless married folks that don't even want children. Take your ignorance back to the church and the ignorant parents that raised you.
Can't please everybody I guess.
this sh!t again....
I don't want that sh*t in games
Why? A game all about relationships often makes it optional, in which case you can totally ignore it. Some people are interested in that, so it's okay to have it in there.
Waluigi thinks someone might be insecure about themselves... but it's ok! Waluigi is there for you! WAH HA HA!
how sad is this world when people have to complain about not having gay relationships in games
It's not only sad.....it's messed up.
Didn't thet say in the latest direct that the western release had same-sex marriage? Maybe I'm confusing it with something else.
As a gay man I couldn't care whether or not it's included, but to say some societies think it's weird and that's why it shouldn't be included is rubbish. People think lots of things are weird....doesn't mean they shouldn't be included. Also, not offended that it's very rarely included in games, as homosexuality is a minority group. Am used to it not being included and makes no difference. If I play a computer game with a strong lead, I expect them to be straight. Creating a game with a gay lead male would probably cripple sales. Lol
I agree, largely, but to be fair, it's a taboo sort of thing in Japan, where the game is made, and where it's mostly being marketed. It's kinda like how a naked kid is a no-no in comics or cartoons here, but it's not given a second thought there. It shouldn't make some people as uncomfortable as it does, bit that's how it is. Hopefully that'll change.
I don't think a gay main protagonist would cripple sales. It depends on whether or not they make that fact the central point of the protagonist's character. There are ways to make a gay character without overly flaunting his sexuality everywhere like they did with Lara Croft before the reboot.
maybe it should have same-sex relations, but really this game is so twisted that it's focus is what's wrong with it rather than what's right with it. (the robot voices, the lack of "game" elements, the bizarre dream sequences, the virtual boy references, etc.)
I find these comments somewhat odd as most of the homosexual characters ive seen in the past 20 years have been in Japanese games. And female characters. And minority (neither white nor Japanese). The point is, its silly to criticize Japanese cultural attitudes about diversity when it's something western developers (whose own cultures are much diverse) have just as much, if not more trouble with. Its also very silly to argue for any sexualization of characters in a game aimed at children.
Two guys had a baby and game crashes... the game recognises a guy can't have kids.
According to the bible they can. Adam and Eve had two sons who went on to populate the world despite there being no eligible women in existence, so they either mated with each other or had sex with their mother who then became pregnant.
I was referring to the game but ok...
Obviously the sons of adam and eve took as wives their sisters.
What sisters? None are mentioned. Does that mean god endorses incest? Or just another lie?
I would have enjoyed the option for homosexual relationships. Sims have it, and sales are stellar. I don't see how it would be different for Tomodachi life. I'd go as far as saying that Sims sell that good in part because homosexual relationships are included, not by much an increase in sales, but a bit, certainly. Also, as far as japan goes, they've had homosexual protagonists in some games, like persona 2 (It was optional, but still there), Dragon's Dogma, and a couple others. Anyway, I'm not gonna change the world here on n4g, am I ? ;)
The game isn't realistic, it's not trying to be. It's a game set in a weird world where there is no homosexuals (and everyone talks robotic). Nothing wrong with Developers making that choice. If you don't like it, don't buy the game. Fable 2 let's you be gay/trans, pick it up if you can't enjoy a game just because it happens to not pander to a sexual minority.
Good it's not included, it's really sad that the omission of an activity that is a minority activity is picked out by some as "discrimination". Who cares? It's a simulation game and most of the population is straight, now just go and enjoy the game (or not) and leave your radical politics out of it!!
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