ANYWAY the actual point I was making is that in a game with a GENERIC protagonist that represents the player, there is zero reason not to provide multiple options. If gender-flipping your generic character will "ruin the story" then you have written a shitty story and you should probably hire some women writers and start over
@dubsteppenwolf [Ludonarrative Empathy]
@dubsteppenwolf being able to change the gender/race/physical appearance of the MC is the biggest advantage video games have over movies/TV/Books and part of the reason Mass Effect is such a long-standing popular game lmao kill this gamer you were speaking to
@dubsteppenwolf like i'm not against having a set character look, i love a good character design and being forced to empathize with someone else and see the world through their eyes is a good thing but "you can't change the gender of a protag without ruining the story" is literally arguing against a game's ability to tell a story as well as it can
Unstoppable shitposting engine.