The Rise of Females In Gaming

by Tuna on September 15, 2014 - 9:00pm

      People often complain that the video game industry produces too many games with a male protagonist. The said hero would often come to the rescue of a damsel in distress or have a vulnerable female side-kick to help him out. When casting a female protagonist, she is often over sexualized, wearing skimpy clothing and falling into the category of a “femme fatale”. What they don’t know is, game developers have recently created games starring female leads with an average look, an intricate background story and the capability to handle things themselves. Some examples of such games are: The Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, Alice in Wonderland, the most recent Tomb Raider and Metroid.


      There is also a complete genre of games which lets you have complete control over your choices, appearance and sex. RPGs (Role Playing Games) are known for their freedom of choices and flexibility of gameplay. By letting you create your very own character, you can live your own story as a either a male or female, and having the possibility of customizing your looks grants you an even more unique experience. You make your own choices; you can save the princess, let her be, or be the princess yourself. Great examples of RPGs would be: The Mass Effect series, the Elder Scrolls series and pretty much all of the MMORPGs out there (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game), which are like RPGs, but with other people which can interact with you online in real time while you play.


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