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Offline VargrimGraff

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Weary of Androgynous/Childish Males in Games
« on: April 05, 2006, 10:25:54 pm »
Who else is growing weary of the increasing amount of androgynous or childish males that are being given prominent roles in games? A large amount of games I've played over the past few years have had these types of characters as either main characters or as the hero. Quite frankly, it vexes me to no end. Why has the masculine male been forsaken?



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Re: Weary of Androgynous/Childish Males in Games
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2006, 10:29:17 pm »
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Re: Weary of Androgynous/Childish Males in Games
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2006, 10:34:44 pm »
Cloud was not like that, nor was Sephiroth.

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Re: Weary of Androgynous/Childish Males in Games
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2006, 10:47:11 pm »
Maybe it's because they try to make a sensitive-looking guy that the females will like. If you can't draw them in with a female lead character, then make it a male character that looks pretty.
As for childish, perhaps that's supposed to be some kind of 'cute' factor.

But I really don't know. I don't care that much, but I'm actually getting bored of it.
Final Fantasy XII has a really androgynous looking lead, as one example. Much of Castlevanias' art is done by the same artist, with some very feminine looking males.

Again, I don't find it to be a huge deal or even much of a problem. It's just dull.
Need some burly guys back in the lead roles. With facial scars and such.
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Re: Weary of Androgynous/Childish Males in Games
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2006, 10:57:24 pm »
Kratos from God of War comes to mind...


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Re: Weary of Androgynous/Childish Males in Games
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2006, 11:11:31 pm »
It beats the incredibly objectified female characters most game developers force us to use.

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Re: Weary of Androgynous/Childish Males in Games
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2006, 11:14:55 pm »
Kratos from God of War comes to mind...



He's the exception to the rule, unfortunately, but man, Kratos is the embodiment of masculinity.

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Re: Weary of Androgynous/Childish Males in Games
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2006, 12:50:18 am »
It beats the incredibly objectified female characters most game developers force us to use.

What, with the super-slimness, huge breasts and garish and skimpy outfit, usually wielding a lousy staff, dagger, or general magic spells?
Yes, that's boring too.

I quite liked Chris (female) from Suikoden III. Too bad the game itself was a piece of crap.
Samus Aran of Metroid does a good job, but you never really see or hear her. Ever.
Virginia from Wild Arms 3... she was too cheery all the damn time. That and I hated that game.
Of course there are other non-lead characters that do well, but they're usually made so underdeveloped compared to the main character.

Hell, I'll take an interesting and well-developed female character over another lame one-dimensional bonerack with barely covered basketball-sized balloons on her chest. Or over another pretty boy.
But I guess that's just me. Yawn.  :-\
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Re: Weary of Androgynous/Childish Males in Games
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2006, 01:35:15 am »
what about the leads in the GTA series? (starting from 3 not the other games) the strong silent type haha.
then theres SA and once you go to the gym a bit T.J. becomes pretty crazy looking.
or theres the Diablo Series. or Theif! while not very buff garrett is a clever fellow, and certainly aged
by the time of thief 3. speaking of MGS, snake is pretty hardcore, i cant say much for raiden cause
well he does look like a girl. but most of the anime rpgs and such like the FF series
do have feminine looking leads, though it dosnt really bother me.

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Re: Weary of Androgynous/Childish Males in Games
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2006, 02:18:01 pm »
It's long been known that Duke Nukem was gay.

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Re: Weary of Androgynous/Childish Males in Games
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2006, 02:44:42 pm »
I agree, we need more strong badass characters. Like Riddick and Kratos.

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Re: Weary of Androgynous/Childish Males in Games
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2006, 02:50:33 pm »
What about the people in Fable? Thunder, Jack, any bandit, and of course, the main character himself.
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Re: Weary of Androgynous/Childish Males in Games
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2006, 02:57:20 pm »
What about the people in Fable? Thunder, Jack, any bandit, and of course, the main character himself.

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Re: Weary of Androgynous/Childish Males in Games
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2006, 04:07:52 pm »
Exampules?

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