I’m a mental health counselor in Boulder, Colorado. I live with my beautiful wife. I love to hike, watch movies, read comics, and of course, play video games.
I know a lot of people don’t like it, but I’m loving all the creative liberties happening in the LotR universe lately. This is really exciting to see, and it will be cool to see what they do with the character.
I hadn’t ever seen the US Map in this game before… I get what they are doing, they can’t recreate the whole country, but… Come on…
He looks like he’s been the victim of some horrible experiment.
I did read the article. Sorry I missed the single word in there that stated that it was a promise they had made at some point. In the future, ill work on my reading comprehension.
And that’s the point I was trying to make. There aren’t many that are, and it shouldn’t be this hard to come up with some. Her wish is that more are made.
I’ve been trying to get her on the Baulder’s Gate boat for a while, and I think she is coming around.
But that isn’t a game where you are a female character that is a specific, well written character. You can create your character and choose your gender, so the experience is more generalized to an any person kind of response from other characters during interactions.
I actually just finished Remember Me and thought it was ok. I don’t know if she has an interest in playing it.
Choosing the gender is all well and good, but what she is asking for in an RPG where you can only be a specific, well written female character. Like The Witcher, but with a lady.
I’m pretty deep into video games, and I can’t even think of one. I feel like that’s a problem. I shouldn’t have to do a deep dark search for a game with a female protagonist.
Honest question: Can you name some of these RPGs with strong, developed female protagonists? My wife would love that!
This is a touching story, but all I can think about is the Besties bit about racing the ghost in SSX.
Edit: Oops, I didn’t see the call out in the article.
That is super reassuring Shaun, thanks.
Your roach example solves itself though. The problem is we have countless roaches right now. We need a bug bomb, a major cultural shift.
If there was one roach it would be as simple as squashing him out, or blocking him from the community.
I just want to add that you’re right about the toxicity of the community. I typically love the community here at Polygon. But some of the comments on that article made me want to quit it forever. I don’t want to be chased away, and I think closing the comments was the right thing to do.
You are missing my point though. I agree with you that The Witcher is about a straight male protagonist. But why aren’t there more games about straight female protagonists? Or gay protagonists?
I understand The Witcher is from an established story. That wasn’t my point. My point was that my wife wants more games like The Witcher, but with protagonists that she can relate to.
Oh crap you’re right! Nooo!!!
That’s the way I feel. I’m bummed cause this was my most anticipated game, but at the same time it loosens up my gaming schedule a lot in October.