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So, why do some guys choose female mains over male?
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In games like Mass Effect, I'll play through once with each gender at least.
In games like Dark Souls, I match my gender to my character. My Dex-Int, Pyromancy, and straight Dex builds are female - my Faith/Str and Str builds are male.
In Monster Hunter games, I tend to favor female characters due to the sheer bulk of time needed to get anywhere in the game. While I like a lot of the armor on both genders, I tend to like the female armor design just a tiny bit more.
In Gods Eater Burst, I -exclusively- play females, because all the men look like little boys. At least the girls look alright. Plus, they have some nice clothing options.
So really...its part aesthetics and part what feels right in a given instance.
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Golden Maven posted...
Happily male with feminine characteristics inside, lol. Outside and voice are male lookin'/soundin'.
lukaself posted...Ex275 posted...lukaself posted...Take time to read the article and you'll see that the survey was only aimed at gamers... believe it or not but the average gamer's age is 35. That's the difference between a serious survey, and a random blogging site. By my own experience only I tend to agree with these figures.
Hmm yes you are. If you read the charts correctly the possible answer to your sexual orientation is noted from 1 "Completely Heterosexual" to 7 "Completely Homosexual" it is only the number 31 question on about 50. So if it's about a gay population how in hell does 28% answered that they are COMPLETELY HETEROSEXUAL. You'll need to make sense quick or I'll just assume that you think that bisexual and homosexual are the same thing. (and subsequently close the argument cause we're getting way too far off topic)
king_madden posted...Kit_Sakurazuka posted...Funny, I just had this conversation with my father the other day while I was playing Soul Calibur 5 with my attractive, scantily clad MALE character. He immediately voiced his disapproval with a crack about how only a *** would want to play as a character like that. I pointed out that MALE players typically make attractive female characters, which he ALSO disapproved of as 'sad'.
when im running around in the game, im looking at the scenery, and where im suppose to be going next, in a fight im deciding which actions to take, then i watch them perform the action. A guy pushing over a boulder and then slaughtering a room full of brutes is more believable than a slim woman with perfectly done hair doing it.
when i play games im not playing based on whos "prettier", that takes all the realism away. when i watch a bruce willis, or russell crowe movie, while they are fighting im not saying "ew he looks so ugly fighting", its more along the lines of "wow that guys head was chopped off".
You're playing a video game. You shouldn't be so concerned with "realism". You want realism go outside and start a bar fight.
Where's the realism in Pac-Man or Q-Bert?
As a male, there are lots of varying reasons why I would pick a female over male characters. The most common answer I would give is pure aesthetics. That means their overall look is more pleasing or maybe the male model is just ugly.
Female characters are always better to look at, also easier to customize, you can make te perfect girl ,and also, i find fun playing with the girls, i always prefer the heroines, if i can play as a girl, and she's beautiful, you can be sure that i will be playing as her,anyway, i think it's just a matter of preference, has nothing to do with being gay(i've been called this because i play as female in most games),or scamming, i just think that there is something in the female character that make them more pleasing to play as
Who would have fought for a land where blood flows till it clots each river?
badtofu posted...As a male, there are lots of varying reasons why I would pick a female over male characters. The most common answer I would give is pure aesthetics. That means their overall look is more pleasing or maybe the male model is just ugly.
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I choose males because welp I'm a guy and I don't want to be HIT ON. Seriously if you play an MMORPG or something as a female, all the dudes will flock to you like flies on a wildfire. Not in a good way either -_-.
Also some dudes have some fetish of playing as girls just to see their curves and stuff. Either that or to make guys look like idiots when they hit on them. Though some guys that pick females just like it... welp just because.
So yeah those are my reasons I don't pick females.
yea see thing is, we arent talking about games like pacman or qbert. we are talking about men/women in video games. if I could go to the bar and wield some magic, level up, and instantly become faster or stronger I would. I wouldnt play games at all.
if i prefer games that are more "believable" but just in a sense that "ok someone with this power or build can do this", like a kid beating a dragon with a stick, I would say thats pretty ridiculous, but a man with a sword and magic doing it makes more sense. neither offer much realism, but its what I prefer.
but hey thanks for the suggestion though, I NEVER thought of doing that.
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plus "magic" isn't supposed to be believable. That's what science is for.
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