Interesting. So you don't mind ambiguity about the role, but if the game veers towards overly female topics, then it becomes something of a bother. I take it you don't play any girls games. I'll pass on giving you Sim Shopping for Christmas.kurt wrote:As long as the game is enjoyable to play then it really doesn't matter to me whether the character is a female. But if they were to start talking about fashion and shopping then I think I would have draw the line on what I would tolerate.
I'm curious. What do you mean when you say 'intimidating'? Thanks for your input — we unfortunately don't have very many at all to get the other half's view on this matter.Crumpet wrote:Being assigned a female role can either have an intimidating or insulting effect with woman players, especially if the portrayal of the female lead doesn't reflect that correctly of a female personality, only to suit a male player.
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An interesting thread so far, folks and none of us seem quite the same on matters to this end. I just had another interesting thought, though. Would you say that the attractiveness of the female characters or leads has some bearing on your decision on whether or not to select them? In my case this is absolute, and I'd go so far as to say that there is a direct correlation between the perceived beauty of the model and/or character and my probability of selecting her. This is likely a perfectly natural drive, though and likely has some anchoring in genetics and/or sexual politics.