I'm actually kind-of with fireinthehole here. If given a choice, I'll likely go for the manly man. If there's no other option, or if the game has a character editor, I go with whatever girl I like the most. If I don't like any of them, I'll just use whoever has the fighting or gameplay style I like the most.
That being said, if it's more of an action game, I'll choose whoever has the gameplay style I like the most first and foremost.
Last Edit: Mar 27, 2011 13:34:32 GMT -5 by Mutagene
The female playing as male lack of votes made me sad, so I put in for it.
In truth, I'm about 50/50... in MMOs I usually have a pretty even split, and in other games, it just depends on the character in question. My main(s) in games like WoW tend to be male, however. And frequently my favorite characters to play as in other games are usually male.
Oh, and since I do RP/write a lot, some of my favorite characters to write for are boys.
Post by schlagwerk on Mar 28, 2011 17:11:14 GMT -5
This topic has finally reminded me of my trolling characters in PSU games. PSP2 US has/had a lot of online rooms with people looking for cyb0ring or girlfriends so I always wanted to make a big, buff male Beast wearing only a bath towel and with a feminine sounding name. I'd join these rooms, yell something laughably engrish like "LET'S FLEXING!" and just start spamming the "sexy pose" emote. I never did decide if I would name him Simka Duhblitz, Simka Gravas, or Dixie Wrekt (PSU rpers always love first+last name character names.. other players don't usually bother)
And then on a certain in-development PSU private server I have a character IHaetLolis who is indeed a loli and will be my main when the server is finished. She's known for emoting *exudes loli power* with a look of intense concentration on her face.
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I play both. Depends really. If the guy characters look like trolls or hurf durf, then female. Similarly, if the character is a mage, but still looks like a linebacker (looking at you WoW), then I make them female. Really it comes down to which sex I think looks better doing various roles. Or whichever one has the more interesting options when it comes to custom characters.
Post by LiosoRinlyeNeoNoez on Mar 30, 2011 18:31:26 GMT -5
So often, males are the one designing female characters and persona in video games and vice versa. Often it's as simple to appealing to a target audience. Want female characters guys would want to play as? Find out from a guy who likes girls and have him or someone on the same page make the character. The same goes for girls. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rules, but it is often the real tactic employed.
Companies want to make money from sales of games after all, and so many business people aren't exactly the most forward thinking. Beyond that, differences between cultures on what is attractive and desired can vary widely. Time is also another interesting factor to this.
In any case, it usually doesn't take long to figure out the gender of the person who designed the different character choices, or at least, it doesn't take long to know what you're in for with the different character choices before you ever choose. This can be a good and a bad thing...
If it's character generation, I always pick the same gender as myself, male. On choices between two different characters with distinct personalities and stories, I go for the one with the more interesting seeming story and/or personality. I can't really say it ends up being one gender more often than another.
If it's just an aesthetic, but non character generator choice, (think choosing your gender in Pokemon games) I go with my gender. However, exceptions can and will be made if the male choice looks extraordinarily retarded, or drawn very obviously in a fashion that tends to appeal to girls. (Think any kind of excessive pretty boy look, I'd sooner die.)
The choice present in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl is an excellent example of the former. What the heck was up with the guy? Who dresses/looks like that in public....no, anywhere? I'd like to think even the stereotypical French have more dignity than that.
For years, I did dream many a dream. For all these years, not once did it dawn upon me. These dreams I have always dreamed, in fact, are the lucid dreams of other's wildest dreams.
I have never chased a dream; they do not fleet. I have always lived my dreams for their time.
Once dreamed, an impact is forevermore.
I say it is we who fleet, not dreams. After all, what is a dream from a memory?