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Having strong female characters is great. Forcing it to manufacture a false sense of "diversity", is artistically bankrupt.



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d21lewis said:
Considering how many games I bought last gen solely because of the female lead, I wouldn't say this is some new trend. You probably just weren't looking for it.

Agreed ,same here my favoritefrom then was Alyx Vance from Half- Life 2 and -episode1 and 2 , sure she started out as Gordons side kick but to me it felt like she quickly became his  partner rather than an add on character.



gawd the gamefaqs board for Horizon is as toxic as the worst youtube comments

MTZehvor said:
Turkish said:

Seems a far cry from last gen when it was sort of tabboo by marketing people to feature a girl character prominently on the cover because it would sell less. Was Naughty Dog that broke the trend by refusing to hide away Ellie on the cover of TLOU?

Samus Aran and Lara Croft would like a word with you.

Metroid is dead and TR is a staple franchise, both have been around for decades. Horizon is probably the biggest game with a female lead to launch since TR in 1996.



I don't see how that matters.

As long as the games are good, the gender of the lead character shouldn't matter.



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Turkish said:

gawd the gamefaqs board for Horizon is as toxic as the worst youtube comments

MTZehvor said:

Samus Aran and Lara Croft would like a word with you.

Metroid is dead and TR is a staple franchise, both have been around for decades. Horizon is probably the biggest game with a female lead to launch since TR in 1996.

What's happening there? As toxic as YouTube? Now that's bad.



If you're going to include uncharted dlc, infamous first light also has a female lead



LivingMetal said:
outlawauron said:

uh, what. PS3 had Valkyria Chronicles, Bayonetta, Folklore, Heavenly Sword, Mirror's Edge, Final Fantasy XIII, Remember Me, Beyond Two Souls, Lolipop Chainsaw, Tales of Xillia.

PS has a lot of Japanese games, and Japanese developers tend to have more female main characters than their western counterparts.

And let's add this from both last and this gen:

Who is the one in the middle and which game is she from?



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vivster said:
LivingMetal said:

And let's add this from both last and this gen:

Who is the one in the middle and which game is she from?

That's Iris Heart from Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory so she in particular was on the PS3 and VITA.  The rest have been in both this and last gen's Sony consoles.