i'm gonna say it AGAIN
if your game only allows for a male playable character, but ESPECIALLY a cis white male
it's bad. it's a bad game. you've made nothing original. it's boring. bad bad bad
i should try to group my video game tweets better
@gingerrroot I tried to think of a reductive way to refer to all these male characters, but they all seem like they'd be taken as compliments -_-
@gingerrroot see Victor Vran and Van Helsing series both aRPG but don't allow ya to play a women.
You know games sometimes tell a story? Of a white man? Who has a child? And is straight?
If that's your only criteria for good games... man do I have bad news for you.
First, I literally don't care what gender and orientation my character is (no, really).
Second, if an author wants to have a white straight male as protagonist, why not? It's the author's choice. If you don't like that then don't play the game. Simple as that.
Or, you know, find someone who makes a game just for you. Creating games is hard, so don't take that easy.
It seems to me that you want just more representation of non-white, non-straight, non-male protagonists, is that right? If yes, I totally support that! RPG-like character edit screens in most games would be awesome.
Unfortunately most bigger studios don't really care about it, in fact if you're lucky you get at least the choice between male/female, and that's it. Sometimes it just doesn't fit the story (and I'm fine with that),… (1/x)
Also, game developers are under a lot of stress. I mean, really lots of stress. So, having additional options is often not a priority. That's the sad reality :/
@gingerrroot The overabundance of video game protagonists voiced by Nolan North, Troy Baker, and Matt Mercer says less about the lack of available talent in voice-acting and much more about just how many games star a white dude in his 30s
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