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Comments on: Concerning Dragon Age II and Not Playing as a Female http://riddlethos.com/2011/03/concerning-dragon-age-ii-and-not-playing-as-a-female/ We're just like you... But we have a website! Thu, 12 Mar 2015 23:52:50 -0700 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 By: Ethos http://riddlethos.com/2011/03/concerning-dragon-age-ii-and-not-playing-as-a-female/comment-page-1/#comment-8838 Ethos Sun, 20 Mar 2011 16:15:27 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=6378#comment-8838 Fact. Fact.

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By: SiliconNooB http://riddlethos.com/2011/03/concerning-dragon-age-ii-and-not-playing-as-a-female/comment-page-1/#comment-8827 SiliconNooB Fri, 18 Mar 2011 09:07:16 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=6378#comment-8827 @Ethan: You are one messed up dude. ;) @Ethan: You are one messed up dude. ;)

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By: Andogo http://riddlethos.com/2011/03/concerning-dragon-age-ii-and-not-playing-as-a-female/comment-page-1/#comment-8825 Andogo Fri, 18 Mar 2011 03:29:52 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=6378#comment-8825 I've played so many FPSs lately I've forgotten there is another gender for player characters. Also, am I the only person who plays RPGs for the pretty scenery? Decisions? Storylines? Those are things? I’ve played so many FPSs lately I’ve forgotten there is another gender for player characters.

Also, am I the only person who plays RPGs for the pretty scenery? Decisions? Storylines? Those are things?

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By: Ethos http://riddlethos.com/2011/03/concerning-dragon-age-ii-and-not-playing-as-a-female/comment-page-1/#comment-8822 Ethos Thu, 17 Mar 2011 23:55:10 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=6378#comment-8822 All three of us are the same on that Mass Effect front. It's probably the only reason I haven't bought ME2 for the PS3. I need to finish my Mass Effect story as a complete story first. As for the female thing, I'm almost opposite, Glenn. While in Mass Effect, I make the decisions that I would genuinely make, it would be weird for me to play as a dude. Although I tried playing as a chick in Pokémon one time, and that was just as weird. I don't know what it is about Bioware games. Maybe I just believe chicks as heroes a lot more. I can buy into the strong and charming type with the ability to make a tough decision if need be. No idea why that is. Maybe Riddles' is right in that I've just played too many video games as dudes and so maybe it's harder to take them seriously. All three of us are the same on that Mass Effect front. It’s probably the only reason I haven’t bought ME2 for the PS3. I need to finish my Mass Effect story as a complete story first.

As for the female thing, I’m almost opposite, Glenn. While in Mass Effect, I make the decisions that I would genuinely make, it would be weird for me to play as a dude. Although I tried playing as a chick in Pokémon one time, and that was just as weird. I don’t know what it is about Bioware games. Maybe I just believe chicks as heroes a lot more. I can buy into the strong and charming type with the ability to make a tough decision if need be. No idea why that is.

Maybe Riddles’ is right in that I’ve just played too many video games as dudes and so maybe it’s harder to take them seriously.

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By: 7thCircle http://riddlethos.com/2011/03/concerning-dragon-age-ii-and-not-playing-as-a-female/comment-page-1/#comment-8819 7thCircle Thu, 17 Mar 2011 23:02:16 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=6378#comment-8819 I'm with you in wanting to see the Mass Effect trilogy through to the end with my version of the story as the only one I know. I'll give it a second playthrough after I finish ME3. As far as male or female protagonists, I always pick male ones because I tend to think of the protagonist as myself and genuinely have trouble making the lead in an RPG do things too far off from what I'd imagine I would do were I fantasy badass. I tend to be female in a second playthrough when I want to do things different -- that is, do things I wouldn't do myself, and so I don't think of the protagonist as me. The one time recently that I tried using a female was in Fallout 3, but that game is mostly in first person. I kept forgetting I was a woman because she was rarely onscreen, and when she screamed during combat I would always think there was a female enemy somewhere shooting me. Very confusing. It would work much better in a 3rd person game like Mass Effect or Dragon Age. I’m with you in wanting to see the Mass Effect trilogy through to the end with my version of the story as the only one I know. I’ll give it a second playthrough after I finish ME3.

As far as male or female protagonists, I always pick male ones because I tend to think of the protagonist as myself and genuinely have trouble making the lead in an RPG do things too far off from what I’d imagine I would do were I fantasy badass. I tend to be female in a second playthrough when I want to do things different — that is, do things I wouldn’t do myself, and so I don’t think of the protagonist as me. The one time recently that I tried using a female was in Fallout 3, but that game is mostly in first person. I kept forgetting I was a woman because she was rarely onscreen, and when she screamed during combat I would always think there was a female enemy somewhere shooting me. Very confusing. It would work much better in a 3rd person game like Mass Effect or Dragon Age.

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