If you aren’t aware about the controversy regarding the game Remember Me, then here is a summary. Apparently the creator had to fight a lot to get his game released because there was the notion that you cannot sell a “Female Protagonist” in a game. It won’t sell. Dudes don’t like Kissing Dudes.
Never mind the fact that a lot of male gamers preferred the Female Shepard and indeed Fem Shepard + Garrus Vakarian is ridiculously popular amongst the fans of the series. Yes, we can whine about the ending but to claim that it ruined the journey is madness. And I played a fem-Shepard who ended up with Garrus because it was quite romantic. I had no qualms about it.
The point is, guys don’t feel awkward while playing a female character. Don’t insult us. We don’t feel awkward while playing a female character who has agency and who loves a man and who exists for the game rather than “for the man”.
Someone said that when you fear a transexual using the “wrong” bathroom then that isn’t the fault of the transexual. That is your insecurities playing up a frankly mundane and universal bodily function to such a massive issue. I can’t remember but I am going to use that argument here.
If you have an issue playing a female character who happens to like men (Surprised? Don’t be. Most women are surprisingly pro-man loving. Although you wouldn’t think it reading the Internets) then it’s not the fault of the game. The problem is with your homophobia that you cannot even relate to a woman beyond “Tee Hee! Boobs and Bums!”. If playing such a game makes you uncomfortable then think why it does.
Hell we did that while playing Spec Ops: The Line, we didn’t mind feeling uncomfortable as we played that game to it’s epic and indeed bitter conclusion. We didn’t mind when that game stopped being fun and started being a demonstration of how badly games like Call of Duty have made us “Suck” at thinking of our actions. And suddenly we can’t show the same level of introspection towards women in games?
We cannot let our hobby and the games we so love be dominated by homophobes.
Let Jim put it in a better way than I can…
Oh yes. There is so much win in this video. Now if you excuse me, I have some calibrations to do.